During an organizational meeting Nov. 17 of the Madison Bouckville Antique Dealers Association it was announced The Results Group, a Syracuse, NY based event marketing firm, has signed a multi-year agreement to lease the site of the former Madison Bouckville Antique Show. The Results Group will be promoting an antique festival as part of the
overall Madison Bouckville Antique Week in August 2011 on the original outdoor antique show fields.
The annual antique week has an economic
impact on the Madison/Bouckville community of more than $1.5 million, according to Madison County Tourism, Inc. The event accounts for more than $360,000 in hotel sales in Madison
County during that week as well as supporting area restaurants and
boutique stores in places such as Hamilton and Cazenovia along Route 20. “In fact the show has a regional impact selling hotel rooms from Utica
to Syracuse and Rome to Norwich,” said Jim Walters, Executive Director
of Madison County Tourism. “The Results Group’s involvement ensures that
Antique Week will continue to provide the best outdoor antiquing
experience in all of New York State and will continue to help drive our
local economy. We are looking forward to working with them and all the
show promoters to grow the festival in the coming years.”
“We are delighted to be a part of such a first class event,” said Tom Tarry, President of The Results Group. “I am originally from Madison County, having been born in Oneida, N.Y., and I feel very lucky to have this opportunity. The residents of Madison County owe a debt of gratitude to Ed and Tori Carhart, the new owners of the show site. I am convinced, though they would never admit it, that there were other, more financially rewarding options for this property but they chose to use the land to further the development of the weeklong antique event. We must also tip our hat to Cindy and Jock Hengst, the founders of the Madison Bouckville Antique Show, for their tireless commitment to creating and nurturing this very important event. We wish them well in their well deserved future endeavors.”
Hengst announced Nov. 5 he had sold the land on which he promoted the Madison-Bouckville
Antiques Show for 40 years. The decision was reached after much soul searching following a failed, five-year attempt to
sell the business. Hengst will now devote his time to promoting the 250-dealer
City Autumn Show and the 275-dealer Winter
Antiques Shows, both located at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse,
For more information on the August 2011 outdoor antique show call The Results Group at 315-430-4894.
UPDATE: A website for the new show can be found here.
-posted by Eric Bradley