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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The 17th annual antiques extravaganza will include more than 400 dealers from all over the U.S. and Canada who will display a wide variety of items from all over the world.
Only antiques and old collectibles are allowed. Vintage items, estate jewelry, silver, china, glass, pottery, art, all types of furniture (including formal, country, European and Chinese), postcards, military items, linens, quilts, primitives and more will be offered for sale. Specialty items include Highwayman paintings, golf collectibles, decorative accessories and nautical items.
The show starts on Feb. 1 for serious shoppers with early buying starting at noon. Early buyers' admission is $10 each for those who want first chance at the merchandise.
The show continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $6 general admission. Parking is free.
Plan to spend the entire day to see everything. The event will take place at the Indian River County Fairgrounds, which is located on the north side of Vero Beach. The show is easy to walk and is wheelchair friendly.
One half of the show is held inside the air- conditioned expo center. Most of the remaining vendors will be in covered pavilions, protected from the weather.
Some of the areas finest concessions will be available on the fairgrounds for the weekend.
Directions are: take I-95 to exit 156 (Sebastian). Go east 2 miles and turn right on 90th Avenue (CR 510). Go 5 miles and turn right on 58th Avenue to the Indian River County Fairgrounds.
The show is located 8 miles north of Vero Beach at 7955 58th Avenue near U.S. 1.
For more information, call (941) 697-7272 or visit www.floridaantiqueshows.com.