Porters are always ready to carry and load merchandise on and off the trailers, he added.
In addition, a variety of food and beverages from concession stands operated by local, non-profit organizations will also be available, along with four convenient onsite ATMs, and the free, official show program filled with general show information and a handy map of the show grounds.
Dealers, services and conveniences
Because the antiques-rich communities of Madison and Bouckville bustle with activity during this weekend, Hengst and his staff have devised a quick and efficient system for getting showgoers to the Madison-Bouckville Outdoor Antiques Show grounds. Colorful blue signs featuring the show's official sun logo will appear at intervals starting at approximately ten miles out on all major roads into Bouckville.
"Some smaller shows might create the impression that the main event is spread out along Route 20, but that's not the case. Only by following the sun signs and looking for the enormous yellow and red 1,000 Dealers sign on the show field will showgoers find the main show. We want them to take advantage of all of the dealers and conveniences that make the show so special."
Early-bird buying, weekend passes available
Hengst said the show hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday Aug.21 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday Aug.22. Admission is $7 daily or $8 for a weekend pass. Children under 12 are admitted free.
Early-bird tickets, good for the entire weekend, will go on sale Friday Aug. 20, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the show's Route 20 entrance. The cost is $40 for one, or $75 for two. Dealers will begin buying/selling at 10 a.m. and gates to the booth area will open at 7 a.m.
More information on the 2010 Madison-Bouckville Outdoor Antiques Show, as well as Madison Bouckville Management's other antiques events, the Salt City Autumn Antiques Show in October and the Salt City Winter Antiques Show in January, is available online at bouckvilleantiquesshows.com or by calling 824-2462.