Shop in the past at Fall Antique Show and Sale

Friday, November 2, 2007

Want a gift that lasts, something your loved one will cherish for years to come? Stop by the Fall Antique Show and Sale for antiques and collectibles that have stood the test of time. The event will be held Fri., Nov. 16 through Sun., Nov. 18 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks convention center. Kicking off the festivities will be a wine and cheese preview from 5:30 â€" 7 p.m. on Friday evening, an event so popular last year, it's been added as a yearly tradition. Enjoy a little drink, and a bit of a nosh as you catch a sneak peek of the treasures collected from numerous dealers across the country.

  Hours for the show are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Shoppers can indulge in quilts, books, Depression glass, toys and dolls, jewelry, silver, advertising items, vintage clothing, and furniture. Primitive furniture is shaping up to be the hot item of the season this year, and it's also available at the show. Come by and fill out that missing china set, reunite with a beloved toy, or find something completely irresistible for those on your gift list. The show takes up both floors of the convention center, and an elevator is available for customers' convenience.

  "Last year, we had 53 dealers from 14 states," said Dave Baker, who organizes the event with his wife, Jane. He added that since so many antique dealers wish to show their goods, the event often sells out of vendor spaces, and dealers are added to a waiting list to get in. Visitors from 23 states come in to browse and buy from one of the oldest area antique shows, now in its 19th year.

  Admission to the Fall Antique Show and Sale is $2.50 per day, or pay $10 at the wine and cheese preview, and you're set for the whole weekend.

  For more info, visit, email, or call (479) 253-7551.

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