During an organizational meeting of the Madison-Bouckville Antique Dealers Association Nov. 17 it was announced that The Results Group, a Syracuse-based event marketing firm, has signed a multi-year agreement to lease the site of the former Madison Bouckville Antique Show.
"We are delighted to be a part of such a first class event," said Tom Tarry, president of The Results Group. "I am originally from Madison County, having been born in Oneida, New York, and I feel very lucky to have this opportunity. The residents of Madison County owe a debt of gratitude to Ed and Tori Carhart, the new owners of the show site."
Jim Walters, executive director of Madison County Tourism, was pleased that festival would be continued.
"We are very excited to learn that the Results Group will be promoting an antique festival as part of the overall Madison Bouckville Antique Week in Aug. 2011 on the original Outdoor Antique Show fields. The annual antique week has an economic impact on our community of well over $1.5 million. It accounts for over $360,000 in hotel sales in Madison County during that week, and fills our restaurants, not to mention the boutique stores in places such as Hamilton and Cazenovia along Route 20. In fact, the show has a regional impact selling hotel rooms from Utica to Syracuse and Rome to Norwich. The Results Group's involvement ensures that Antique Week will continue to provide the best outdoor antiquing experience in all of New York State and will continue to help drive our local economy. We are looking forward to working with them and all the show promoters to grow the festival in the coming years."
The Results Group is a Syracuse-based event marketing firm producing events including Empire Brewfest, the Taste of Rochester, the Syracuse Golf Show, the Long Island Golf Show and many others. For more information, call 430-4894.