West Palm Beach adding summer shows

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Bucking the industry trend, Kay and Bill Puchstein, owners of the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival, are  scheduling summer shows for the mid-2010 season in addition to the regular shows held November through June.

The new format for the summer shows will be a two-day affair, Saturday and Sunday, instead of the normal three-day event during the regular season. Summer show dates will be July 3-4, Aug. 7-8, Sep. 4-5 and Oct. 2-3 with a full day of setup for dealers on Fridays.

In another move the Puchsteins have lowered dealers’ booth rent by 15 percent over the normal show fee.

“Everyone knows there is not a whole lot of antiquing going on during the summer in Florida. We are going to change that and make West Palm Beach a year round destination for antiques and collectibles,” Kay Puchstein said.

The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival is held at the Americraft Expo Center at the South Florida Fair located off Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Fla., 1 1/2 miles west of the Florida Turnpike and 1 mile east of 441/SR7.

For more information call 941-697-7475 or visit the Web site at www.wpabaf.com. ?

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