CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Antique enthusiasts are getting ready for the 16th Annual Antique & Collectibles Show, which will be held March 19-21 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Over 150 dealers from 11 states and Canada will fill nearly 400 booths and 1,000 tables, displaying thousands of antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia, offering a broad range of antiques for everyone.
People of all ages will enjoy shopping, browsing, and reminiscing at the UNI-Dome Antique Show in Cedar Falls. “Retro” and “Vintage” are popular buzz words for young and old alike. “People spend the weekend searching for their favorite antique or collectible, a missing piece, or a bargain.”
Displayed at this year’s show will be furniture, glassware, toys, books, jewelry, vintage clothing, hats, linens, military, political, china, tools, kitchenware, pottery, crocks, ancient relics, and literally thousands of other items will fill the Dome.
Sports-minded attendees will find dealers specializing in trading cards for all types of sports including basketball, baseball, football, and NASCAR. Other sports equipment and memorabilia at the show will include sporting goods, toys, pictures, advertising, fishing tackle, decoys, Matchbox cars, golf clubs, and hunting gear.
Every sort of toys from throughout the past century will be sure to bring back childhood memories for those attending the show.
Railroad memorabilia including switch lamps, hand lanterns, marker lights, pots, burners, keys, lens, locks, time tables, maps, and a variety of other items pertaining to trains will be on display and for sale.
Furniture shoppers will find booth after booth of antique furniture, primitives, cabinets, country, mission, and European style furniture in both original state and restored condition.
Tool collectors can look at everything from basic Stanley to those off beat limited use tools coveted by collectors. Tool hunting at the show is as much an art as it is a science.
Among the large displays of vintage jewelry on offer will be pieces spanning the late 1800s through the 1970s including (but not limited to) mourning jewelry, jet, hair jewelry, along with gold, diamond, Bohemian garnets, and enamels. Timepiece offerings will include antique wristwatches and pocket watches, along with service, restoration, and vintage parts for watches.
There will be a broad selection of tableware glass, china, and silverware, along with art glass, porcelain, and pottery.
Other items displayed at this year’s show will include gardening tools, books, phones, and clocks. Browse the breweriana displays or the Coke and Pepsi memorabilia. Also shown will be vintage clothing, hats, hat pins, buttons, shoes, purses, and compacts.
Shown will be everything from lamps and light fixtures, linens to quilts, kitchenalia to political memorabilia, holiday decor to ephemera; whether the treasure you’re looking for is small or large, you’ve got a good chance to find it at this show.
Show hours are: March 19, 4-9 p.m.; March 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; March 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adult admission is $6 Friday (includes 3-day pass), $5 Saturday (includes two-day pass) and $5 Sunday. Youth under 13 are free.
Detailed show information can be found at www.iowashows.com. Discount coupons available at antique shops and malls, participating exhibitors, and at www.iowashows.com. For more information, visit www.iowashows.com or e-mail email@example.com.
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