MANCHESTER, NH – For six decades The Annual NH Antiques Show has upheld the tradition of bringing fine quality antiques to New England. This year the NH Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) celebrates its 60th Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show over two days, August 10-12, 2017, at the Radisson Hotel Manchester.
This year’s show will feature 67 of the finest exhibitors from around the country with a wide range of fresh-to-market items that include folk art to fine porcelain, country and formal furniture, paintings and prints, glassware, metalware, pottery and so much more. The show attracts thousands of buyers and enthusiasts from the four corners of the map in search of high-quality antiques that all levels of collectors can appreciate.
The New Hampshire Antiques Show closes a week of antique shows known as Antiques Week in New Hampshire, and is a well-known tourism draw for the state, attracting national dealers and collectors with the goal of hoping to find that perfect piece of Americana. For 60 years, this annual event has brought together highly reputable dealers with a keen interest in educating visitors about antiques. Many are in the practice of saving their most prized wares for this annual event – it’s that huge. These dealers know just what buyers are looking for and they save these treasures for this annual event. This is a year-long effort that begins just days after the show as they shop and search for this three-day event, all throughout the year. They continually re-stock their booths, so you’ll want to take advantage of the free return visit with initial admission, and plan to visit your favorite exhibitors each day. With on-site shipping and no sales tax this is the event to find that one-of-a-kind piece of Americana that you have been searching for.
Exhibitors offer a wide range of country and formal antique furniture and accessories including clocks, folk art, paintings and prints, textiles, woodenware, nautical and scientific items, metalware, glassware, pottery and ceramics, early lighting, samplers, Shaker furniture and accessories, decoys, architectural and garden ornaments.
We are pleased to announce four new exhibitors that will be joining the show this year, Pat & Rich Garthoeffner of Lititz, Pennsylvania; Christopher and Bernadette Evans Antiques of Waynesboro, Virginia; Old as Adam of Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and Tucker Frey of Woodbury, Connecticut.
Pat & Rich Garthoeffner search for exceptional one-of-a-kind antiques with original paint, including weathervanes, folk art, textiles, decorative arts as well as early children’s play things. Through the years, the Garthoeffner’s have exhibited at some of the finest antique shows in the country and are thrilled to add the NH Antiques Show to their list.
Chris and Bernadette Evans have both grown up in families in the antiques business. Christopher’s grandparents owned an antique shop near Bethany Beach, while Bernadette’s mother was an antique dealer for nearly fifty years in the Long Island area. The Evans’ tend to pick merchandise without a regional prejudice and buy things that they find beautiful. “We like to surround ourselves with things that make us smile, and we think other collectors feel the same way,” stated Bernadette.
Adam Irish opened his store, Old as Adam, in Portsmouth in 2012. He describes his taste as eclectic, but he deals in Americana, including folk art, signs, architectural items, toys, textiles and he specializes in vintage menswear from 1760-1960.
Tucker Frey opened his shop in Woodbury, CT, in 1988. His specialty is in fine objects created during the late 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries, the stylistic periods of William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale and Federal. Other collection includes furniture, paintings, folk art and accessories.
“These four exhibitors all have a great passion and love of antiques and will be great new additions to the show,” said Tommy Thompson, President of the NH Antiques Dealers Association. “Collectors better be ready to shop because these dealers are pulling out all the stops for the 60th year. They have been hard at work all year long to find that perfect, one-of-a-kind treasure.”
The tradition continues, as The Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show returns for its 60th year to downtown Manchester, August 10-12, 2017.
Show hours: Thursday, August 10 & Friday, August 11 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $15 on Thursday, $10 on Friday and Saturday. Visitors under 30 (with proper ID) are admitted free and as always, there are free return visits to the show after initial admission. For more information, visit www.nhada.org or Follow NHADA on Facebook
About NH Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA)
The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) is one of the largest antiques organizations of its kind, with 200 plus in-state and out-of-state members dedicated to integrity and courtesy in their business dealings and to an awareness and appreciation for objects of antique value. From its humble beginnings in 1957 when membership dues were five dollars, the NHADA has developed a reputation for being one of the most respected dealer organization in the country. For more information please visit www.nhada.org.