LYNCHBURG, Va. – As warmer weather arrives the “don’t miss” event of the spring is the 56th Shenandoah Antiques Expo Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, at the Augusta Expo (I-64, Exit 91) in Fishersville, Va. This weekend getaway is a quick jaunt from Waynesboro, Staunton and even Charlottesville and Lynchburg.
Lynchburg’s Heritage Promotions sponsors this expansive indoor/outdoor event. “Since 1986 our show has grown into one of the premier antiques events in the Mid-Atlantic,” Raymond Stokes, co-founder of Heritage Promotions, said. “Thousands of folks return to Fishersville because they scooped up a treasure or a ‘real steal’ on their last trip.”
Serious and novice collectors as well as weekend travel buffs head for the gathering of more than 300 dealers. The extravaganza attracts antiques aficionados from all along the eastern seaboard and mid-Atlantic regions. The show offers tremendous values, Stokes said. “Collectors find authentic pieces at fair prices. Why go to New York and spend more?”
Stokes continues, “At the end of the day, the expo is sheer entertainment for anybody bitten by the antiques bug or somebody looking for a fun weekend. For a two-day $10 pass with free parking, you can search for an investment piece, one that jumps out at you and seems to call your name or something that just matches your decor!”
Shenandoah Antiques Expo show hours are Friday, May 8 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, May 9 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is located at The Augusta Expo, 277 Expo Road, Fishersville, VA 22939 (for directions during the event call 540-337-2552. Admission prices are May 8, $10; and May 9, $5. Visit www.heritagepromotions.net for more details.