Top collectors will be sharing their best and most unusual red, white and blue at the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association’s 70th fall show and sale.

“Patriotic Americana” is a special exhibit for attendees of the event at the Waukesha County Expo Center in suburban Milwaukee, Friday and Saturday, October 1-2.

After a 20-month hiatus, 56 antiques dealers from nine states are finally returning to the show to see their loyal customers. In addition to WADA member exhibitors, there will be a record number of non-member participants — some from Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan and Minnesota — who rarely exhibit in Wisconsin.

A circa 1825 reverse-painted glass image of George Washington in original frame.

A circa 1825 reverse-painted glass image of George Washington in original frame.

A scarce 1876 Centennial George Washington parade banner. Washington holds a note that says, “Washington; Victory is Ours; Paul Jones.”

A scarce 1876 Centennial George Washington parade banner. Washington holds a note that says, “Washington; Victory is Ours; Paul Jones.”

Collectors can wander the show’s three large rooms providing spacious aisles and booths to find a wide variety of affordable and authentic antique offerings all indoors, under one roof.

Merchandise spanning three centuries, from vintage holiday to jewelry to antique cupboards, can be found at affordable prices.

The event will also feature a catered lunch during all show hours. Plenty of indoor seating will also be available and a traditional Wisconsin fish fry will return late Friday afternoon and evening, so bring your appetite.

Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Central Time.

A collection of colorful red, white and blue makes a patriotic statement all year long.

A collection of colorful red, white and blue makes a patriotic statement all year long.

A stack of tin litho toy drums with stars and stripes, battle scenes and soldiers creates an interesting display.

A stack of tin litho toy drums with stars and stripes, battle scenes and soldiers creates an interesting display.

There will also be a sneak peek on Thursday, September 30, and a photographer will post pictures taken during the set up. Check WADA’s website, www.WisconsinAntiquesDealers.com, and the group’s Facebook page for these photos.

The Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association is a non-profit organization that produces two antiques shows annually. An admission of $7 funds college scholarships as well as grants to Wisconsin historical and heritage groups. A $1 discount coupon for admission to the show is available with any ad or at WADA’s website. Tickets are also available at the door.

The Waukesha County Expo Center’s Forum Building is at 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.

For more information, visit www.WisconsinAntiquesDealers.com.