Published: July 22, 2003
– Eight exciting antiques events will be taking place in New Hampshire over the course of nine days from Friday, August 1, through Saturday, August 9. The whole Antiques Week in New Hampshire has blossomed around the success of the original New Hampshire Dealers’ Show with hundreds of exhibitors now offering their wares throughout the week. The following is a listing of “official” Antiques Week in New Hampshire events to help you through the adrenalin packed events.
Northeast Auctions August 1-3
Antiques Week in New Hampshire kicks off this year with Northeast Auction’s three-day sale featuring the Robert M. Whittemore paperweight collection on Friday, August 1, in Manchester. The sale features more than 120 lots from the prestigious collection with preview starting at 9 am. The paperweight sale will begin at 1 pm, although preview for the selection of Americana and property of Cora and Benjamin Ginsburg to be sold on Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3, respectively, will continue to 9 pm.
Preview for the Important Americana and Folk Art on Saturday also begins at 9 am with the sale getting underway at 1 pm. The Ginsburg materials will continue to be on view until 9 pm.
Preview for Cora and Benjamin Ginsburg collection will begin at 9 am on Sunday, August 3, and will continue to 10:45 am. The auction begins at 11 am. The auctions take place at The Center of New Hampshire Holiday Inn. For further information call 603-433-8400.
New England Antiques Festival August 2-3
Also kicking the week off will be The New England Antiques Festival at the Hopkinton Fair Grounds, Exit 7 off Interstate 89, a two-day show August 2-3. The show, under the management of Flamingo Promotions, features antiques, vintage collectibles, Americana and classic cars. Admission to the show is $5. For further information call 631-261-4590.
Americana Celebration Antiques Show August 5
The Americana Celebration Antiques Show will take place at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, located on Route 43 in Deerfield, for a one-day showing on August 5. One hundred thirty-five dealers will participate in the event offering a selection of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century furniture and decorative accessories. Early buyers will be admitted into the show from 8 am to 10 am for $20. The show opens for general admission at 10 am, $6 admission, and closes at 4 pm. For further information contact Nan Gurley at 207-625-3577.
Start of Manchester Antiques Show August 5-6
Manchester’s first formal indoor antiques show, the Start of Manchester Antiques Show hosted by Flamingo Productions, will open Tuesday at noon and continue to 6 pm. It will reopen on Wednesday from 10 am to 5 pm. The show takes place at the JFK Coliseum, 303 Beech Street, Manchester. Admission to the show is $10. For further information contact Flamingo Promotions at 631-261-4590.
10th Annual Riverside Antiques Show August 5-7.
Called one of the cornerstones of Antiques Week in New Hampshire, the 10th Annual Riverside Antiques Show will open to the public at 5 pm on Tuesday, August 5, and remain open till 8 pm. The show, at the Executive Court Banquet Facility, 13500 South Willow Street, Manchester, features 72 exhibitors from 20 states with roomlike settings of Eighteenth to early Twentieth Century country and formal furniture and decorative accessories. The show is also open on Tuesday, August 6, from 1 pm to 7 pm, and on Wednesday from noon to 4 pm. Admission is $10 and includes readmission. For further information contact Linda Turner at 207-767-3967.
Mid*Week in Manchester Antiques Show August 6-7
One hundred four “outstanding” Americana specialists will offer up a prime selection of Eighteenth to early Twentieth Century furniture and accessories in room settings during Barn Star Productions annual show on August 6-7. The show, at The Wayfarer Inn, 121 South River Road, Bedford, opens to the public at 9 am on Wednesday and closes at 7 pm. It reopens at 11 am on Thursday and closes at 5 pm. Admission to the show is $10, including readmission. For further information call Frank Gaglio at 845-876-0616.
The 46th Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show August 7-9
The most anticipated event of Antiques Week in New Hampshire is also the one that started it all, The 46th Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show at the Center of New Hampshire Holiday Inn in Manchester. The event, hosted by the New Hampshire Dealers’ Association, features 65 dealers and is commonly referred to as New England’s premiere summer show. Admission to the show is $10 on Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm, and $8 on Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm and 10 am to 4 pm, respectively. For show information call 603-563-7144.
The Bedford Pickers Market Friday, August 8
Last but not least is the Bedford Pickers Market Antiques Show at the same location as Mid*Week, The Wayfarer Inn, 121 South River Road, Bedford. This is a fast paced show with 104 “fresh” dealers that have not exhibited elsewhere during Antiques Week in New Hampshire. Country, formal, folk art and garden accessories will be featured. Admission for early buyers is $20 9 am to 11 am, general admission is from 11 am to 4 pm and is $8. Barn Star Promotions is also offering a two-ticket price savings package for both Mid*Week and The Bedford Pickers market with a $5 savings off individual gate prices. For information contact Frank Gaglio at 845-876-0616.
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