Lawrenceburg, Indiana: The Tri-State Antique Market will begin its 2016 season of six monthly sessions on Sunday, May 1. The date will also mark the start of the venerable event’s fourth decade of operation at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. Within a few years after its beginning in 1986, the seasonal show and sale had grown into “Indiana’s largest antiques and vintage Market,” and has been presenting an ever changing line-up of between 200 and 250 dealers at each session since the early 1990’s.
Shows are held on the first Sunday of the month from May through October. Over 20,000 shoppers made this their treasure hunting destination during the 2015 season. The sales are widely regarded by retailers, renovators, collectors, and home decorators as their “first choice” source for “fresh to the market” antique and vintage goods gathered from regional estate sales, house buyouts, yard sales, and auctions.
As decorating and collecting tastes have changed over the last 30 years, Tri-State Antique Market dealers have responded to offer the trendiest in vintage styles right alongside traditional classic examples. Industrial artifacts, urban chic décor, and Mid-Century Modern furnishings are now shown right next to historical Americana, advertising memorabilia, antique toys, vintage house wares, country primitives, 19th century lithographs, and Victorian jewelry.
The Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds is conveniently located on U.S. 50 in southeast Indiana, approximately one mile west of exit 16 off I-275 (Cincinnati beltway). The five acre park offers plenty of free parking, paved walkways, contemporary restrooms, large covered pavilions, and local food vendors at all four corners of the midway.
Tri-State Antique Market hours are from 7 AM to 3 PM ET. “Earlybird” shoppers are admitted during vendor set up at 6 AM. A walk-in $3.00 admission (over age 17) is charged at all times. Attended pets and children are welcomed. Over half of the Market’s vendors display indoors or under cover, so the event is held “rain or shine.”
Complete Tri-State Antique Market information, including detailed directions, area accommodations, and photos of past Market finds is available at Later 2016 Market dates include Sundays June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, and October 2.
Photos from the 2015 season, photo descriptions, and this press release as word document are available at this Dropbox link:
Additional details are available by phone from Bruce Metzger at (513)738-7256 or from Aaron Metzger at (513) 353-4135.


Tri-State Antique Market Begins 2016 Season