News from Garfield Farm
The 53rd Annual Fox Valley Spring Antiques Show to benefit Garfield Farm Museum will be held on Saturday and Sunday March 13 and 14th beginning at 10 am each day at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St.Charles, IL. The show ends on Saturday at 6 pm and on Sunday at 4 pm.
There will be 55 dealers from 14 states featured at the show that is produced by the Chicago Suburban Antique Dealers Association (CSADA).
The CSADA is a special group with a limited, selective membership that requires the highest standards of authenticity of the antiques offered, ethical conduct, courtesy, honesty and friendly professional service to the public. Many of the dealers only exhibit at shows so this is a rare opportunity to see their prized inventory. There is an abundance of 18th and 19th century American and English pieces from furniture, accessories, folk art, paintings, ceramics, glass, clothing, books, prints, pottery, textiles, and more to be found at the show.
For the show, the CSADA invites select dealers from out of state. This year Vermont, New York, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Rhode Island,Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire, Maine, Kentucky, and Missouri will be represented. This offers an additional diversity of pieces that may otherwise only be found in abundance in those states.
There will also be during the show “Five Minute Lectures” by individual exhibitors for the public’s education. On Saturday at 2:00 pm “Country Store Antiques” will be presented by Debbie McArdle at Booth # 48. At 3:00 pm “Pennsylvania Chalkware” will be the subject of Lana Smith’s talk at Booth # 9. On Sunday the talks are at 12:00 noon “Early Lighting” by Paul and Pat Hauke of Booth # 43 and 1:00 pm “Changes in the Antiques Business and in Collecting” by Lou Picek of Booth #26.
Admission to the show is $8.00 per person and parking is free. Luncheon and refreshments offered by Inglenook Pantry of Geneva, IL will be available. For further information visit www.csada.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the museum at (630) 584-8485. The Kane County Fairgrounds are located on the west side of Randall Road between ILL Routes 64 and 38.