161st York antiques show set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1

YORK, Pa. — One of the oldest shows in the country, the Original 161st Semi-Annual York Antiques Show & Sale is scheduled for Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2013, at Memorial Hall East, located within the York Fairgrounds Convention & Expo Center at 334 Carlisle Avenue in downtown York, Pa.

This popular event features 96 screened exhibitors in room settings offering an impressive breadth of antiques, including 18th and 19th century period American and English

The scene at the Semi-Annual York Antiques Show and Sale is eclectic and exciting. (Photo courtesy York Antiques Show and Sale)

The scene at the Semi-Annual York Antiques Show and Sale is eclectic and exciting. (Photo courtesy York Antiques Show and Sale)

furniture, country pieces in original paint and decoration, fine early porcelain and pottery, Oriental carpets, quilts, hooked rugs, and other textiles, early kitchen and fireplace items, Native American pottery, carvings and weavings, estate jewelry and more.

Melvin L. Arion, show promoter, assembles participants with an eye to keeping the variety of merchandise as broad as possible.

The show has such a strong reputation that there’s little dealer turnover. Five new exhibitors are participating in the Fall edition of York: Michael Ogle’s American Garage Antiques, Los Angeles; John H. Rogers, Elkins, N.H.; Jane Langol, Medina, Ohio;

Thomas Thompson of Pembroke, N.H., will be exhibiting Americana and folk art. (Photo courtesy Thomas M. Thompson/Keepers Antiques (www.keepersantiques.biz)

Thomas Thompson of Pembroke, N.H., will be exhibiting Americana and folk art. (Photo courtesy Thomas M. Thompson/Keepers Antiques (www.keepersantiques.biz)

Barometer Fair, Sarasota, Fla.; and Perkins & Menson, Ashby, Mass.

The building is smoke-free and air conditioned; food will also be available; and all major credit cards are accepted, making buying as convenient as possible.

Show hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30-31, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. Admission is $10 per person ($9 with this article). Parking is free.

For more information, visit www.theoriginalyorkantiquesshow.com or call Arion at 302-542-3286 or during the show (only) at 717-718-1097.

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