FEBRUARY 14, 2017

Wilmington, Ohio: Early Americana and country-loving antique collectors will mark the beginning of “antiquing season” with a visit to the 13th annual Spring Ohio Country Antique Show on Saturday, April 1. Held at the Roberts Convention Centre in rural Clinton County, this biannual show and sale presents the cream of the crop from fifty dealers in a friendly, one-day format.  Besides its solid Midwestern following, the show has hosted buyers from as far away as Maine to California.

Ohio Country’s dealers represent seven states and are held to a strictly enforced “no contemporary crafts” rule.  This emphasis on authenticity is backed by a “guaranteed as represented” promise that supports the show’s reputation as an excellent source for true antiques in the country styles.  Displays are often arranged in room settings intended to provide excellent perspective for the home decorator.

Offerings include a well-rounded selection of formal  and primitive furniture and decorative accessories.  Furnishings range in style from 18th century colonial examples to early 20th century log cabin rustic.  Original painted and “attic” finishes are a show hallmark.  Collectors can choose among an array of decorative accessories: lighting, stoneware, quilts and coverlets, paintings, lithographs, folk art, early advertising, children’s items, and, garden and architectural artifacts.

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 $6.00 and parking is free.  Show activities end at 3 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 and contemporary bistro restaurant for the convenience of those coming from some distance.

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 or from manager Bruce Metzger at 513-738-7256.  The Fall 2017 show is scheduled for Saturday, October 28.

High resolution photos from the 2015 and 2016 Ohio Country Antique Shows are located at this Dropbox link.  The location also includes photo descriptions and this press release in a Word document form.



No foolin’….Spring 2017 Ohio Country Antique Show set for April 1