April 2019 VADA News
Spring has yet to make an appearance in Vermont! The only sign that spring is coming is that maple sugaring has begun, but even that has been delayed because of all the snow and cold weather.
The 53rd Vermont Maple Festival is April 26th through the 28th in St. Albans. There are many festivities throughout the town and fun for the whole family. Also included as part of the city-wide event celebrating Vermont’s maple syrup harvest is the Vermont Maple Festival Antiques Show, also in its 53rd year. The show opens on Saturday the 28th, 10am to 5pm and continues Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. The antiques show features a great variety of antiques, including country, primitives, folk art, sporting antiques, and chocolate molds and silver items. The show is at the St. Albans Educational Center, 169 South Main Street (exit 19 off I-89). The Vermont Maple Festival is a non-profit group whose objectives are to contribute to the educational and promotional aspects of the maple industry.
Stone House Antique Center in Chester is having its 6th Annual Garden Party April 27th and 28th, 10am to 5pm, to celebrate spring and antiques. Stone House is located at 557 VT Route 103 South. It’s always a fun day with much a great variety of antiques, much good food, and a chance to meet many of the dealers.
The Waterbury Flea Market opens April 28th and continues every Saturday and Sunday through October 28th, 7am to 4pm. It is central Vermont’s longest running outdoor flea market. It is located at Farr’s Field, 1901 US Route 2 West in Waterbury.
We offer our condolences to Clayton and Kate Pennington and their families and friends on the death of Sally Clayton Pennington, on March 21st. She and her husband Samuel Pennington founded and began publishing the Maine Antique Digest in 1973.
Vermont Antiques Dealers' Association Annual Meeting:
The Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Association annual meeting will be held on May 28th at the Middlebury Inn in Middlebury. The Executive Board will meet at 9:45 after which there will be a Show and Tell program, followed by the General Meeting and lunch. Everyone is invited to bring an item for show and tell—it has been a lot of fun at past meetings and generated interesting discussion. The cost of lunch is $20 per person and if you wish to pay in advance, please mail your check made out to VADA to Judd Gregory, PO Box 65, Dorset, VT 05251. Also please email Brian firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending as we need to inform the Inn on the number of people to expect for lunch. Everyone is encouraged to attend as it a great way to make your voice heard and to meet your fellow dealers.
Wishing everyone a wonderful spring!
Vesta Urband (email@example.com