Here is another great opportunity to combine both of my passions; beach and antiques. The Virginia Beach Antiques Show will be held this weekend August 10-12 the Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This annual show has been around for a long time and attracts many quality dealers and thousands of people. It features Americana, vintage collectibles, prints and art as well as books, rugs and antique lighting.Another great annual antiques show is the Somerset Antiques Show on the streets of Somerset, Pennsylvania. This show attracts hundreds of dealer and thousands of people from all over the country. The Somerset Antiques Show features antique furniture, vintage porcelain, pottery, and glass as well as memorabilia and ephemera. This show will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012.
A great place to find vintage collectibles and antiques is the Columbus Flea Market in Columbus, New Jersey. I used to set up at this market many years ago and it is one of those great places where you never know what you are going to find. Along with produce, baked goods and flowers, this market also has an eclectic mix of antiques, vintage collectibles, old jewelry and vintage clothing. The Columbus Flea Market is open on Thursday through Sundays but some of my best finds were found on Sunday.