Strawberry Festival Antique Show May 18 and 19

Sponsored by the St. Vrain Historical Society
 The 2024 Strawberry Festival Antique Show —the 52nd since the St.Vrain Historical Society began to sponsor the annual spring show – will be held on Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th  in the Exhibit Building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO.  Hours for the event are Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to  4 pm.  Admission to the antique show and sale is $10, children under 12 admitted free, and parking is free.  Proceeds will be used by the St.Vrain Historical Society for local historic preservation and education.
 More than 80 antique dealers from Colorado and eight other states will display and sell a wide assortment of antiques and collectibles, furniture, silver, glassware, china, pottery, quilts, vintage clothing and linens, jewelry, tools, postcards, books, dolls and toys.
 A book table will be offering an assortment of publications about local history.  The Society’s cafe area will serve barbecue beef sandwiches, an assortment of beverages and, of course, the traditional strawberry shortcake with freshly whipped cream.
Longmont’s original Strawberry Festival was held in June 1871 to celebrate the opening of Library Hall donated to the colony town by benefactress Elizabeth Thompson of New York.  In 1970, the St. Vrain Historical Society chose to commemorate this early community celebration in the name of its spring antique show.  Over the last five decades, the event has become a modern community tradition, and thousands of people attend the antique show to browse, buy and enjoy the fresh strawberries.
For more information call the St. Vrain Historical Society  (303) 776-1870 or go to

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