The 54th Annual Skaneateles Antique Show and Sale, hosted by the Skaneateles United Methodist Church, is scheduled for from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 at Austin Park Pavilion.
Admission is $6.50 for a one-day pass or $7 for a two-day pass. The show is handicap accessible, and there is ample free parking available.
This event began 54 years ago with only 17 antique dealers. The show now features more than 70 antique dealers and has come to include high quality artisan and craft exhibitors outside on the grass lawn too. More than 35 artisans are expected this year. (There is no cost to stroll through the artisan and craft area outside.)
The show continues to draw visitors from near and far because of the quality and number of dealers. Inside the pavilion, visitors can explore furniture, rugs, American decorative paintings, china, collectibles, vintage clothing, estate jewelry, quilts, lighting, old tools and much, much more. Outside on the lawn, offerings from the artisan and craft exhibitors are highly varied as well. Stoneware pottery, finely detailed handbags, hats, quilts, kitchen accessories, candles, a wide assortment of jewelry and artwork, doll clothes, floral arrangements, garden sculptures and much more will be available. For a listing of participating dealers, visit skanantiqueshow.com.
Other features of the show:
—New this year: a “New Look, Still Old” booth will feature refurbished and repurposed antiques that have been given new life and a shabby chic look. These decorative and creative items will add charm to any decor and are popular with those who are furnishing a new apartment or home — especially on a limited budget.
—Doug’s Fish Fry will be providing a varied menu of food at the event. Plenty of seating will be available under the shaded cover of a large tent.