New promotional team takes over California Country show

LOS ALTOS, Calif. — The California Country Antique Show was started in 1986 by two friends, Bea Teer and Lori Moore, as a way to raise money for the Los Altos History Museum, inviting only the top American country antique dealers from the West Coast to participate.

A sampling of the eclectic mix of antiques and collectibles to be found at the New California Country & More Antiques Show. (Photo by Robert Sommers)

A sampling of the eclectic mix of antiques and collectibles to be found at the New California Country & More Antiques Show. (Photo by Robert Sommers)

The show has since become a twice-a-year event, and both the June and October shows are held inside and in the courtyards surrounding the Hillview Community Center.

This year, Sandy Raulston and Ted Birbilis, owners of Roadside America, took over the management and promotion of the longest running country and folk art antiques show on the West Coast, renaming it The New California Country & More Antiques Show. The new management team comments, “We thoroughly intend to maintain the high quality and integrity which The California Country Antiques Show has exemplified for 27 years. We are pleased to work with The Los Altos History Museum as producers of the show, and our goal is to retain the exhibitors and their customers who have supported the show while opening the event to other new, exciting and complimentary areas of collecting.”

The next show is June 9 at the Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos, CA 94022. Admission for early buyers (10 a.m.-11 a.m.) is $15; admission after 11 a.m. is $10. For more details, visit www.californiacountryshow.com or call 626-437-6275.

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