Weston Antiques Show
October 3, 4, 5, 2014 Gala Preview October 2
Since the Weston Antiques Show’s inception in 1958, more than 85,000 attendees have enjoyed the show and $1,000,000 has been raised for historic preservation. Peter Pap, antique oriental rug dealer exhibiting at the show for thirty years, put it well when he said, “It is a phenomenon.” The phenomenon continues in this, the show’s 55th year. The Weston Antiques Show, one of the oldest shows in the country and widely regarded as one of the best small shows, is distinguished by its dealers, its location in the charming Weston Playhouse, the charitable use of proceeds and the fact that it remains one of very few 100% volunteer managed and staffed antiques shows.. This year it was selected as one of the Top 10 Events in the state of Vermont for Fall 2013 as a “must see”; we have always thought so, now so will others. For more information go to the website: WestonAntiquesShow.org
The 56th annual Weston Antiques Show, dubbed by the New York Times as “one of the best small shows in New England”, will take place in the Weston Playhouse on Friday, October 3, and Saturday, October 4, with Vermont’s Fall foliage at its peak. The Show will be preceded by a Gala Preview, from 5 to 7:30 PM, on Thursday, October 2, offering an advance opportunity to examine – and snap up – the cream of the crop and to enjoy a social evening with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
The show will present an exciting mix of new and returning exhibitors. New in 2014 are Neverbird Antiques, Lori Frandino, Francis Crespo, The Odd Chair and the Old Crock and Lana Smith. They join 28 returning dealers including perennial favorites John Forster, with antique scientific instruments, Donna Kmetz with miniature American paintings, the Red Horse Antiques, with garden sculpture and Henry Callan, with an array of samplers and export porcelain. Bob and Sue Kozub and Charles and Barbara Adams are celebrating their 39th and 36th years with the show, respectively.
There are dealers to suit every taste and at a broad range of price points. The show is intended to appeal to all, from the casual browser to the serious collector. Exhibitors are coming from as near as Rutland, VT, and Walpole, NH, and as far as Florida, Illinois and Virginia.
The Weston Antiques Show is entirely managed and staffed by volunteers, and all proceeds from the show go to maintain and enhance the Weston Playhouse, home to the outstanding performances of the Weston Theatre Company during the Summer and the site of myriad other cultural and social events during the balance of the year.
The Weston Antiques Show is a production of the Weston Community Association, which owns and maintains the Playhouse, the three Museums of Weston and Cold Spring Brook Park.
Admission to the show is $10 and to the Gala Preview $75. In 2014, all admissions to the Show will entitle patrons to be entered into a drawing for a diptych of photographs of Weston, which will be on display, by noted resident photographer Nobushi Fuji’i and will be offered a complimentary trial subscription to the Maine Antiques Digest.