In the spring of 1986, an antique and collectibles event burst onto the Boardwalk and set an all-time attendance record for the Miss America Auditorium and Convention Center.That magical show with the magical draw is about to happen on our Goodman Campus.
On April 14 and 15, the ‘Antique City’ Fun Fair for collectors and decorators will be staged in Rauch Fieldhouse.The largest and most diverse indoor antiques festival in Pennsylvania and New Jersey will present exhibitors from 32 states, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and Italy offering everything from furniture to fine art, jewelry to jukeboxes, porcelains and postcards to Mickey Mouse and Mickey Mantle, dolls and trains to ships and planes.
“Go and let yourself be dazzled!” raved THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. According to ANTIQUES AND THE ARTS WEEKLY, “Founder Norm Schaut puts the fun back in collecting” and Lita Solis-Cohen of MAINE ANTIQUE DIGEST described the fair as “The show where market watchers find out what is hot and what is not.”
The 28th ‘Antique City’ festival will present a special exhibition that should capture everyone’s imagination. The offerings are the work of Bruce Rosenbaum from Sharon, Massachusetts and he calls them Steampunk. It’s an amalgamation of found objects, fantasy and sci-fi fused into one for a dramatic art, antique and design experience.
Collectors will learn that before something is thrown away or ignored in the attic, there may be ways to repurpose it and give new life to items by combining them with modern technology to create functional pieces of uniquity. Everything works and is for sale.
Steampunk stuff fascinates collectors of all ages. It’s the perfect example of recycling and greening. Many think of it as reusable fun.
On Sunday from 1pm to 4pm, appraisals will be offered by a rotating panel of experts similar to the Antiques Road Show. The fee of $5 per item, along with all Sunday Box Office ticket sales, will be donated to Good Shepherd Hospital’s new Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit and the Sanctuary at Haafsville, where animals are provided with a temporary or permanent home in a humane and respectful way.
‘Antique City’ general admission hours are Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The Saturday morning preview begins at 8am.
Avoid the box office line, enter early and save by purchasing tickets in advance. 10am admission is $8 on the day of show or $5 in advance at www.AntiqueCityShow.com. Order by phone at 800-225-1007. Preview tickets are $10. The GPS address is 123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA where parking is free.