73rd Annual Westfield Antique Show Runs July 16 and 17

WESTFIELD, N.Y. – Antique collectors take notice: the longest continuously running Antique Show in the United States is set to take place the third weekend in July in Westfield, N.Y.

Furniture and housewares are just some of the items that will be displayed at the 73rd annual Westfield Antique Show

The 73rd Annual Westfield Antique Show will be held July 16 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and July 17 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., Westfield, N.Y. The event will feature over 20 different dealers from five different states.

“This is the longest-running antique show in the United States,” explains organizer John Paul Wolfe, who also serves as the curator of the Chautauqua County Historical Society’s McClurg Museum. “It was started in 1938 by Doc and Edis Shelkey, who were well-known local antique dealers during that era.”

Since then, the event has become an annual tradition in the Chautauqua Region, attracting not only local antique collectors and dealers, but also many others from throughout the northeast.

“This year we have about two-dozen dealers and hope to draw more than a thousand people,” says Wolfe. “We always get a lot of summer residents and folks from Buffalo, Ohio and Pennsylvania in attendance, but we also want to encourage residents from throughout Chautauqua County to attend.”

As with past shows, this year’s event will again feature a large variety of merchandise, including glass, silver, jewelry, and 18th and 19th century furniture. “Even if you’re not an antique collector, you still will want to see all the wonderful items we’ll have this year,” Wolfe explains.

R and S Antiques will once again be on hand for this year's show.

Dealers from New York include Bonnies Antiques (Elma), John and Dannette Darrow (Binghamton), Jack Ericson (Westfield), Christopher Nolan (New York City), Patricia Nolan (Springwater), Pastimes Antiques (Snyder), R and S Antiques (Rochester), Kevin Ransom – Bookseller (Amherst), Rosemarie Antiques (Kent), Sandra Wilson (Churchville) and Kathleen Wells Antiques (Springville).

Out-of-state dealers include Bo and Gloria Beaven (Chargin Falls, Ohio), Candlewood Antiques (Ardara, Pa.), Charles A. Hodges (Miamisburg, Ohio), Jack Squires Antiques (Grove City, Pa.), Jane Langol Antiques (Medina, Ohio), The Linen Ladies (Bethel, Conn.), Perdue & Podner Antiques (Volant, Pa.), Reverie Antiques (Perrysburg, Ohio), Donna Kirsch Smith (Portland, Ind.), William Smith (Butler, Pa.) and Van Why’s Antiques (Zelienople, Pa.),

Admission for the 73rd Annual Westfield Antiques Show is $5 for both days. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua County Historical Society.

Free parking is available in the municipal lot on Elm St. (within half a block of Eason Hall). Free street parking is available on all streets surrounding Moore Park. All show venues are within one block surrounding Moore Park (corner of Routes 20 and 394).

For more information, please visit westfieldantiqueshow.com or contact the historical society at 716-326-2977 or by email at mcclurg@fairpoint.net.

About the Society
The Chautauqua County Historical Society was established in 1883 and is the oldest historical society in Chautauqua County. Since 1951, the organization has been based out of the historic McClurg Mansion (built in 1818) in Westfield, N.Y. Annual Membership rates start at just $20. All members are given free access to the museum year-round and a subscription to the quarterly “Time Lines” newsletter.  For more information, call 716-326-2977 or visit McClurgmuseum.org.

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