The Olde Time Antiques Fair is returning to West Jefferson, in North Carolina, for the second consecutive year thanks to its success in 2012. The organiser of the festival, Keith Woodie, said he is hoping for it to become an annual antiques fair that will bring visitors to the location.
According to Woodie, who also owns an antiques store in the area, the festival last year was a big hit, with local businesses benefiting from the event. He added that all the restaurants in the vicinity were kept busy throughout the antiques fair.
The planning and organisation of the event started in January 2013, as it takes time for approval from the town commissioners to arrive. The organisers have selected Jefferson Avenue, Third Avenue and East First Street for the September event. Among the vendors at the festival will be the Dr. Pepper bottling plant, Ashe County Cheese and the Ashe Historic Society. In addition to the antiques and collectibles that will be sold at the antiques fair, there will also be entertainment in the form of a Johnny Cash tribute and The King Bees, a local band. Every aspect of the antiques fair has reportedly been improved – including the type of entertainment – to increase the chance of the event being held for a third year.
During the remainder of the year, collectors of antiques browse antique dealers for that special item. In the UK, Preston and surrounding areas have antiques dealers specialising in antique furniture, like open bookcases and chests. Antiques fairs generally favour smaller items that are easier to transport.
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