Warren County Antiques Show & Vintage Marketplace
(HARMONY TWP., NJ) – The Warren County Fairgrounds will host the 11th annual Warren County Antiques Show and Vintage Market Place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21.
The show is billed as the largest in northern New Jersey and will feature more than 150 vendors, a majority of which are returning from prior years with new goods, organizers said.
The show hosts a wide variety of booths and an even wider variety of antiques ranging from primitive items, Victorian and other rare pieces, jewelry, pottery, antique toys and even a blacksmith.
Vendors this year will be conducting "booth talks." While there is no set schedule, attendees need only to ask questions at any particular booth to hear the history of an item or more about its era.
Michael Hartnett, art conservator of Broken Things Fixed, will give demonstrations of his work repairing porcelain and other antiques. G and M Antiques will feature popular antique toys.
Returning to run their food stand is the Warren Hills Wrestling Club as well as last year's hit for their handmade fruit popsicles, the Pirate Cupcake Baking Co. food truck.
Admission is $7 but a discount can be found here, along with directions to the fairgrounds at 1350 Strykers Road, Harmony Township., three miles north of Phillipsburg, NJ. Antiques dealers will fill the buildings, pavilions and grounds of the scenic, 60-acre Warren County Fairgrounds.
“You’ll find furniture, jewelry, antique toys, tools, posters, quilts, porcelain, glassware, primitives… with antiques, collectibles and vintage items of all kinds,” said Melva Sterlacci, one of the show organizers.
From furniture to coins, artwork to country artifacts, and sturdy tools of yesteryear to delicate glassware, the show offers something for all tastes in antiques.
Although a majority of the dealers are from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the show continues to attract participants who travel farther, from Delaware, Maryland, New York, and as distant as Massachusetts.
Porcelain dishes will be among the antiques at the show.
Meanwhile, attendees are invited to bring cracked crockery and other ceramic items needing repairs to conservator Michael Hartnett of the Broken Things Fixed studio, Stanhope, NJ. Dubbed “the Art Doctor” by The Star-Ledger newspaper, Hartnett will receive broken or damaged items for repair and discuss the care and conservation of antiques and collectibles. Also on site will be blacksmith Ivan Raupp demonstrating the ancient art of metalwork; a farmstand with fresh local produce by Clucas Farm West of Harmony, NJ; and much more.
Warren Hills Wrestling Club will handle the main food concession, with all profits supporting the wrestling program students from Kindergarten through high school in the Warren Hills School District, Washington, NJ.
More information is available on the website or by calling 908-343-5873 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Warren County Fairgrounds is located five minutes from I-78 and Routes 22 and 57, and is easily accessible to I-80 and Route 46.