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Des Moines hosting Antiques Spectacular Feb. 5-8

The Knapp Animal Learning Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds will be transformed into the Antiques Spectacular Feb. 5-8.

DES MOINES, Iowa — The spring Antique Spectacular kicks off the 2016 show year in Des Moines, Feb. 5-8.

Held at the Knapp Animal Learning Center, within the Iowa State Fairgrounds, the show features dealers from across the Midwest. Items to be offered include furniture, art pottery, stoneware, books, prints, primitives, jewelry, silver, antique glassware, china, postcards, coins, quilts, dolls,

Antiques Spectacular

One of the many displays one can expect to see at the Antiques Spectacular. (Photo courtesy Melting Pot Productions)

toys, advertising, rugs, vintage textiles and period pieces.

Admission is $7 at the door and covers the duration of the show. Visitors can save $1 on admission if they visit and print off the admission coupon. Show hours are Friday, 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Iowa State Fairgrounds Knapp Learning Center is located at, East 33rd Street & East University Avenue Des Moines, Iowa.

Additional upcoming shows produced by Melting Pot Productions include:

• Quad Cities Antique Spectacular, March 4-6, QCCA Expo Center, Rock Island, Ill.
• Uni-Dome Antique & Collectibles Show, March 18-20, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

For more information, visit, call the show’s management company, Melting Pot Productions at 712-326-9964 or email

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