OREGON, Ill. — The Oregon Woman’s Club is proud to announce their 64th annual antique show. Many changes have taken place during the past 60-plus years developing one of the premier antique shows in Northern Illinois. This year is no exception with the addition of new dealers (five states represented), it is shaping up to be another great event.
The Oregon Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, sponsors this show as a major fundraising event and uses the proceeds to help fund various community projects and charities.
As in past years, the show will be held at the Blackhawk Center Sports Arena, located on the Oregon public school campus. The facility offers ample parking, handicap accessibility and a huge area for 52 Midwest antique dealers to display their merchandise for sale. Quality antiques from the early 1800s through the retro era of the 1950s includes all areas of collecting — furniture, glass, china, pottery, toys, primitives, textiles, jewelry, dolls, silver, decorator items and more. There will be items for all collecting tastes and budgets, for both the new and advanced collector.
“We like to think of it as comfort food for the eyes,” an event spokesperson said.
The food concession will be provided by the Chana United Methodist Ladies. Themenu will include homemade chicken and noodles, sloppy joes and various other sandwiches, chips, beverages and a selection of desserts.
Mary Lou’s Crystal Repair from Joliet will be on hand both days to repair a person’s damaged heirlooms while they wait.
On Sunday, Munda & Associates, Auctioneers & Appraisers, Freeport, will offer verbal appraisals of small treasures for $5 per item. Please supply photos of large items. If a written appraisal is needed, discuss details with Munda & Associates.
Show times are Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entry to the show is $6 per person, which is good for both days.
Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day, both days of the show.
Location is the Blackhawk Center, 1101 W. Jefferson St., one block south of Route 64 (Washington Street), Oregon. Watch for directional signage.
For additional information on area lodging and attractions visit www.discoveroregonillinois.com.
For additional information about the show or becoming an exhibitor, call 815-732-2219 or 815-652-2047.