FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: BRUCE METZGER
JANUARY 29, 2016 513-738-7256
Wilmington, Ohio: Queen City Shows manager Bruce Metzger has announced the 2016 dates for his Ohio Country Antique Shows at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio. Now in its 12th year of bi-annual engagements, the shows are scheduled for Saturday, April 16 and Saturday, October 15.
Ohio Country is widely recognized as an excellent regional source for authentic American antiques in the various “country” styles. Featuring a wide selection of formal and primitive furniture, the show appeals both to those who decorate with colonial era finery and those who live in rustic simplicity. Decorative accessories include fine ceramics and salt glazed stoneware; hand woven textiles, quilts, and coverlets; naïve and fine paintings; early lithographs; folk art; lighting and other metal wares; early advertising and ephemera; toys and children’s items; and, garden and architectural artifacts. Historic Americana including documents, portraiture, and early firearms complete the mix. All merchandise is guaranteed as represented.
Although the show intends a narrow focus, Metzger likes to point out that “country is a mighty big tent.” The show’s fifty dealers represent several states and backgrounds. While a few show only at this event, others are on an annual circuit that stretches from Atlanta to New England. This knowledgeable group is always ready to share their love of early antiques.
Ohio Country Antique Shows open to the public at 9 A.M. Saturday.
There is no preview or early buying period beforehand. Adult admission is $6.00 and parking is free. Show activities end at 3 P.M.
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 multiple exhibition halls, a Holiday Inn and contemporary bistro restaurant.
Photos from the 2015 Ohio Country Antique Shows (with descriptions) and this press release as a word document are located at the following Dropbox location: https://www.dropbox.com/l/sh/txQJUDoRc3fvQvEmGmgtLr