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MIDLAND, Mich. — The 42nd annual Michigan Antique and Collectible Festivals so far have been declared a huge success judging by record crowds during the June 5-6 event and a successful Classic Car Auction on July 24-25. The upcoming Fall Finale will be held Sept. 25-26.
The Michigan Antique & Collectible Festivals is always a premier event in Central Michigan.
Featuring more than “1,000 quality dealers” selling antiques, collectibles, primitives, uniques, Americana, vintage jewelry and so much more, it is easy to find something in the 80 acres of treasures and memories that you just have to take home.
Also offered at the Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival:
Free Appraisals: Visit Judy Campbell in the Fair Center for free antiques and collectibles appraisals.
Taste of Michigan: The goal of highlighting Michigan and everything it has to offer will be continued at the Sept. 25-26 Festival with the returning “Taste of Michigan and Shop Michigan” program. Taste of Michigan will offer products grown and created by specialty food companies from across the state for sampling and selling their products as well as Michigan made goods.
Michigan Antique Festival Talent Contest: The Michigan Antique Festival is hosting a second talent contest this fall. The spring festival contest was a wonderful success: more than $1,500 was awarded to talented Michigan singers.
Country Hoedown & Music Weekend: Mark Richardson & Alan Turner are two of the eight country music bands that will be featured all weekend at the Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival for patrons to enjoy.
Classic Car Show: The Michigan Antique Festival is proud to spotlight the Classics of Michigan – the finest classic cars at their huge car show. Visitors will be able to check out the chrome reflecting some of Michigan’s greatest history.
Recycling: The Michigan Antique Festival will once again be working with the Midland Volunteers for Recycling. The entire Midland County Fairgrounds will be under a new vision of recycling everything that is presently discarded.
Demo Derby: Checkered flags and revving engines – USA Demolition Derby – Michigan’s premier motor sports company will be returning to the festival this year. The figure eight front wheel drive championship will be held at the Midland County Fairgrounds grandstand on Sept 25.
Charities: The Festival works with many charities, such as the Midland Historical Society, 4-H Club, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Venture Crew, Midland Volunteers for Recycling, and Troop 7188. The Festival is always open to more charities to work with.
Key antique show details:
Lori Oberlin, Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival
6905 Eastman Ave Midland, MI 48642
Sept. 25-26, 2010
$5 per person; 11 and under free
Early Bird shopping Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: $15
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