WILMINGTON, Ohio — The charm and simplicity of early American country decor will fill the Montgomery exhibit hall when the Ohio Country Antique Show returns to the Roberts Convention Centre on Saturday, Oct. 24. Now in its 11th season of semi-annual sales, the show specializes in the traditional country antiques that celebrate the nation’s rural, small town past. Featuring 50 dealers from several states, Ohio Country is firmly established as an important resource for homeowners, restoration professionals, decorators and collectors from the Midwest and beyond.
Ohio Country’s reputation is built on a solid offering of authentic antique furniture in styles ranging from colonial era formal to 19th century farmhouse rustic. Colorful, original painted surfaces are a show hallmark. Accessories include: woodenwares and stoneware; quilts and coverlets; paintings, lithographs and folk art; early advertising and ephemera; period toys and children’s items; plus, garden and architectural artifacts. All merchandise offered for sale is guaranteed as represented.
The Ohio Country Antique Show opens to the public in the Roberts Centre’s Montgomery Room at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. There will be no preview or early buying period. Adult admission is $6 and parking is free. Show activities end at 3 p.m.
The Roberts Convention Centre is located north of Wilmington at the intersection of U.S. 68 and
Interstate 71 (exit #50). The location is less than an hour’s drive from Cincinnati, Columbus or Dayton metro areas. The complex includes a Holiday Inn hotel for overnight guests and contemporary bistro restaurant for dining and relaxation.
Complete Ohio Country Antique Show information, including photos from past shows, detailed directions, other area lodging and a list of participating dealers is available at www.ohiocountry.com or from manager Bruce Metzger at 513-738-7256.
The Spring 2016 Ohio Country Antique Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 16.
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