41st Annual Virginia Beach Antiques Show

The Virginia Beach Antiques Show has been the largest and highest-quality antiques show in Hampton Roads for over 40 years. This once a year event is one of the oldest and most respected antique shows in the country and features over 130 dealers from 22 states and Canada. Diversity and quality are the foundation of this event.

The Virginia Beach Antiques Show always draws serious antique collectors, interior designers and avid home decorators looking for a diverse and interesting selection of genuine antiques. Extensive collections of fine period furniture, silver, porcelains, Oriental and Persian rugs, art glass, vintage linens, garden elements, Americana, antique prints, old chandeliers, primitives, books, original fine art and more will be featured in this years prestigious event. Top quality American, French, Italian and Asian antiques will be represented. And for those with an eye for finely appointed jewelry at moderate prices, the show is particularly renowned for its extraordinary good buys in fine estate jewelry.

For those antique heirlooms or other treasured items needing some serious TLC, the Virginia Beach Antiques Show will also feature restoration specialist Klass Productions of Norfolk, Va., offering crystal and glass repair services. Whimsical Visions of Virginia Beach, Va., will offer antique frame restoration and repair, services including new casting, scallop replacement and re-gilding. They also offer expert watercolor and pastel repair services Show attendees may bring their individual pieces for evaluation and/or restoration.

Organizers, Events Management Group, Inc., demand profoundly strict standards from their jury-selected dealers. They strive to deliver the highest-quality show and best antiques experience for novice buyers to the advanced collector.

Since 1967, discriminating collectors, interior designers and curious local shoppers look forward to their annual visit, anxious to discover that perfect antique treasure to add to their collection.

Dates: August 1-3, 2008

Hours: Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday Noon-5 p.m.

Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Admission: $7 for adults (children under 12 free) One admission covers all three days. Plenty of free parking. ATM on premises.