Champlain Valley Antiques Festival: Vermont’s Biggest Show This year’s Champlain Valley Antiques Festival (CVAF), which takes place October 8-9, 2005 at the Champlain Valley Exposition site in Essex Junction, Vermont.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Essex Junction, VT—This year’s Champlain Valley Antiques Festival (CVAF), which takes place October 8-9, 2005 at the Champlain Valley Exposition site in Essex Junction, Vermont, will feature dealers from eleven states, including each New England state, and New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. This CVAF will be the biggest indoor antiques show ever in Vermont, including 200 dealers, with 40 of these in room-setting booths. It will feature some of the finest and most unusual antiques ever displayed here. Antique duck decoys are just one example. One of the nation’s top experts on antique duck decoys, Loy Harrell from Hinesburg, Vermont, will be displaying part of his prized collection. Harrell is the author of Decoys: North America’s One Hundred Greatest, perhaps the most authoritative book on the subject.
Connecticut dealer Lin Stebbins will be selling an outstanding collection of antique quilts, tops and blocks. Sandra Fowler of Massachusetts will be showing a large variety of antique tiles and vintage Christmas decorations. Leatrice Robinson has a wonderful showing of Asian Art & Antiques, Japanese woodblock prints, and Persian & Indian art. Bunny’s Place will have an interesting display of antique sewing tools, dresser top items and sterling silver. Antiques from all categories will be represented such as antique toys and dolls, Victorian Majolica, antiquarian books on fly fishing and culinary. From Asian antiques to Federal style, American and European furniture every level of collector or home decorator will be pleased. Vermont dealer Howard Graff shows a fine grouping of country furniture and appropriate accessories, and Joan Korda, former president of the Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Association, has a room setting booth with country furnishings and collectibles from the years 1700-1840. Folks of Scottish heritage will enjoy the great collection of Scottish antiques and collectibles from dealer Sir Alasdair Munro of Waitsfield.
“We’re extremely pleased with the way this year’s Festival is shaping up,” noted Marvin Getman, show producer. “The strong growth in dealer attendance proves that word is getting out on this show. Dealers report they love the facility, the beautiful season, and, of course, thousands of eager customers.”
The Champlain Valley Antiques Festival hours are Saturday 10:00 until 5:00 and Sunday 10:00 until 4:00. The admission price is $7 for adults; children 12 and under are admitted free. There is an early preview on Saturday at 9am for a $15 admission price.
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce has honored the Champlain Valley Antiques Festival (CVAF) by naming it one of the state’s prestigious “Top Ten Fall Events 2005.” A distinguished panel of judges evaluated hundreds of events to select the ten award winners
The Champlain Valley Antiques Festival is sponsored by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and produced by New England Antique Shows of Lexington, MA. Further information is available at www.antiquingvermont.com, or by calling 781-862-4039