Fall Antiques Show: A Va. Shore tradition to end

ONANCOCK, Va. (Delmarva Now) -- After 64 years running, the Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Fall Antiques Show will open for a final time this weekend.

The Eastern Shore tradition offers 16 antique vendors from the peninsula and beyond at the Moose Lodge in Belle Haven on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5.

Entry to the show costs $5 with proceeds to benefit Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital and Cancer Center.

“This annual event is a hallmark of fall on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and draws patrons from the entire East Coast,” said Sharon Parker, publicity chair for the event.

Vendors from Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia will offer a range of antiques from furniture and art to jewelry, decoys, linens and silver during the show.

New this year, Maryland’s Guyette and Deeter, Inc. decoy auction firm will attend with their own decoys and to offer free appraisals on decoys guests bring to the event.

Angevine's Fine Silver offers 38 years of experience in antiques with an inventory of more than 50,000 pieces of sterling flatware and hollowware with active, inactive and obsolete patterns, American coin silver and souvenir spoons. The booth will buy and sell silver during the show.

Art Finkle's Vintage Poster Art is another new vendor selling never-used outdoor European advertising posters from the late 19th and 20th centuries.

A fourth new vendor, Phyllis Suhr's Suhrprise Shop has 25 years of experience in the antique business in Maryland and Pennsylvania and will feature an eclectic mix of furniture, linens, eel pots and more.

“It offers something for everyone. They have everything from furniture — large pieces —  to pieces that could be Christmas gifts,” Parker said.

Events kick off Friday, Nov. 3, with a preview party at the Belle Haven Moose Lodge from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

For $50, guests can shop early at the antique dealers attending this year’s show while enjoying a buffet from Mallard’s Catering, an oyster bar and champagne and wine.

Attendees have a chance to win a $500 spending spree at the Four Corner Plaza in Onley in a raffle during the event.

The Fall Antiques Show officially kicks off Saturday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. 

At 2 p.m. that day, guest speaker Robert House, of Classic Firearms, in Virginia Beach, will give a presentation on antique firearms and military collectables before offering free appraisals on military collectibles.

Guests are asked to not bring any weapons, but can bring photos of firearms to discuss with House.

On Sunday, the show continues with another raffle for a pair of bronze swans crafted by Turner Sculpture.

The Fall Antiques Show, which wraps up its 2017 season, has been one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Parker said.

“They recently donated money so the hospital could purchase a Doppler imaging machine,” she said, “or they help fund scholarships for individuals that may want or need to further their education in a skill area that the hospital can benefit from.”

“It’s a tradition, given that’s been going on for 64 years,” she said. “People appreciate the offerings that dealers bring to the Shore.”

The Auxiliary will develop other fundraisers to take the place of the event, Parker said.

The final Fall Antiques Show runs Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 5, from noon-4 p.m.

Lunch will be on sale during show at 15315 Merry Cat Lane, in Belle Haven.

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