The Ohio Country Antique Show returns to the Roberts Centre on Saturday, October 20 for its Fall 2007 session. The show’s narrow focus on traditional country furnishings, Americana and primitives – coupled with manager Bruce Metzger’s strict enforcement of a “no contemporary crafts” rule – has earned it a solid reputation and devoted following in only three short years. Buyers from Maine to California have joined with hundreds of area patrons at each biannual one-day sale, making it one of the regions most talked about antiquing events.
Featuring fifty dealers representing five states, Ohio Country consistently offers decorators and collectors a well-rounded selection of authentic furnishings and decorative accessories at reasonable Midwestern prices. Furniture styles range from 18th and 19th century period to Depression-era rustic. Colorful, original painted surfaces are a show hallmark. Accessories include: primitives and stoneware; quilts and coverlets; paintings, lithographs, and folk art; early advertising and ephemera; toys and children’s items; plus, garden and architectural artifacts. All merchandise offered for sale is guaranteed as represented.
The Ohio Country Antique Show will open to the public in the Roberts Centre’s Montgomery Room at 9 am Saturday morning. There will be no preview or early buying period beforehand. Adult admission is $5.00 and parking is free. Show activities end at 4 pm.
The Roberts Centre is located north of Wilmington at the intersection of U.S. 68 and Interstate 71 (exit #50). The facility is less than an hour’s drive from either Cincinnati or Columbus, and about 45 minutes from Dayton. The complex includes a Holiday Inn for overnight guests and a contemporary bistro restaurant for dining and relaxation.
Complete Ohio Country Antique Show information, including photos from past shows, detailed directions, other area lodging and a list of participating dealers is available at www.ohiocountry.com or from manager Bruce Metzger at 513-738-7256.