Strawberry Festival Antique Show May 21-22

 The 2022 Strawberry Festival Antique Show — the 50th since the St.Vrain Historical Society began to sponsor the annual spring show — will be held on   Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22 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 is $5 for adults and 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 around Colorado along with eight other states will display and sell a wide assortment of high end antiques and collectibles including: furniture, silver, glassware, china, pottery, quilts, vintage clothing and linens, jewelry, tools, postcards, books, dolls and toys.
 Also featured will be an on site glass grinder to repair chips and/or glue pieces while you shop. A book table will be offering an assortment of publications about local history.  The SVHS Cookbooks are now for sale, too. 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.  The complete meal is still a bargain at $5.00, or visitors are welcome to purchase menu items separately.
 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 four decades, the event has become a modern community tradition, and more than 5,000 people attend the antique show to browse, buy and enjoy the fresh strawberries.
 For more information, please contact the St. Vrain Historical Society at 303-776-1870.

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