April 1-5 Charlotte, NC
The Southeast's best for nearly 50 years! Held the first weekend of every month. Vintage and antiques show in climate-controlled buildings and covered mall areas. Free Wi-Fi, free parking, hi-tech security, dogs welcome, great food, huge crowds. 7100 Statesville Rd. (704) 714-7909. www.ICAshows.com.
Original Round Top Antiques Fair
April 1-4 Round Top, TX
The 47th Spring Antiques Fair features an irresistible array of very early Americana, Texas primitives, Continental furniture and accessories. Located 5 miles north of Round Top Square. Hours: Wed. 9-7, Thurs. & Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-4. Info: 512-237-4747, www.RoundTopTexasAntiques.com.
Scott Antique Markets
April 9-12 Atlanta, GA
Now open Thursday 12:45 pm-6 pm. At the Atlanta Expo Center, 3,300+ booths. Two buildings filled with exquisite antiques, collectibles and treasures from around the world. Located on Jonesboro Road, just off I-285 at Exit 55. Open: Thurs., 12:45-6; Fri. and Sat., 9-6; and Sun., 10-4.
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
April 10-12 Ponchatoula, LA
Come to Ponchatoula America's Antique City! Spend the day or the weekend browsing our antique, specialty shops and art galleries. The highlight of the Strawberry Festival is the Strawberry Festival Parade, held at 9:30 a.m. downtown. Info: 800-617-4502, www.ponchatoulachamber.com.
Antiques Capital of Georgia Festival
April 17-19 Monroe, GA
The first annual event, to be held at Hammond Park in Monroe. Sponsored by the Walton County Chamber of Commerce and Monroe Downtown. Info: www.antiquecapitalofgeorgia.com
Lakewood 400 Antiques Mkt.
April 17-19 Cumming GA
More than 500 spaces. Located at 1321 Atlanta Hwy. See ad for directions. Hours: Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5. Info: 770-889-3400 or www.lakewoodantiques.com. Info: 770-279-9899.
Chicagoland's Civil War Show
April 18 Wheaton, IL
A nationwide collectors' show and sale, to be held at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. Civil War, Revolutionary War, Spanish-American War. Hours: 9-4. Early buyers: 8 am ($25). Regular admission $9 (2-for-1 with ad in this issue). Info: 715-526-9769, www.zurkopromotions.com.
Deja-Vous Spring Sale
April 18 Austell, GA
The annual spring sale at Deja-Vous Antiques & Collectibles, at 2785 Jefferson Street in Austell. Hours: 10-4. Come and set up for the outside sale. Rain or shine. Call for info: 770-944-3033.
Knight Southeastern Doll Shows
April 18 Knoxville, TN
To be held at the Holiday Inn West. The best doll shows in the entire Southeast! Other shows are planned for Myrtle Beach (3/7, Lakewood Conference Ctr.), Nashville (3/21, Marriott Airport) and Columbia, SC (5/2, SC State Fairgrounds). Info: (803) 783-8049, www.KnightShows.com.
Syracuse Gun Show
April 18-19 Syracuse, NY
Presented by the New York State Arms Collectors Assn., and held at the Center of Progress Building, NY State Fairgrounds, Expo Center in Syracuse; 1,000 tables. Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3. Daily admission $6 per person; kids under 12 free; seniors $5. Info: (607) 748-1010.
Braselton Antique & Garden Festival
April 24-26 Braselton, GA
The 12th semi-annual show with antiques, vintage, collectibles, local artwork, outdoor gardening, ironworks, statuaries, primitives,
advertising, pottery, woodworking, folk art, jewelry, glassware, textiles, rustics, up-cycle, salvage, turn-of-the-century furniture, broad variety of shrubs, annuals, perennials, local fresh produce great food and more. Free admission. I-85 to Exit 129, turn east on Hwy. 53 and follow the signs for free parking. Shuttle provided Saturday only at Year One. Info: 706-824-7204. Booth space available.
Liberty Outdoor Antiques Festival
April 24-25 Staley, NC
Located on Pike Farm Rd. (off John Marsh Rd.) in Staley, 20 minutes from Greensboro or Burlington, 90 minutes from Charlotte. Voted the best outdoor show in the South! Admission $7 (50 cents off with ad in this issue). Hours 8-5, rain or shine. Info: 336-622-3041, www.LibertyAntiquesFestival.com.
Atlanta Antique Gun Show
April 24-25 Marietta, GA
At a new location! The IAMAW Local 709, Union Hall, 1032 So. Marietta Pkwy. In Marietta, just outside Atlanta. Antique guns and international military collectors show: Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc. Antique arms, vehicle show, much more. Info: 704-282-1339, Richard@thecarolinatrader.com.
Olde Towne Slidell Spring Street Fair
April 25-26 Slidell, LA
The 34th annual event, held outside on First, Second & Erlanger Streets. Antiques, collectibles, vintage, arts, crafts, food and live music. More than 200 booths! Booths still available (10' x 10' $75; 20' x 10' $145, discounts for multiples). Info: call Marsha at 985-710-9122, or visit www.SlidellAntiques.com.
Int'l Perfume Bottles Assn.
Apr. 30-May 3 Spartanburg, SC
To be held at the Marriott, 299 North Church Street. Flea Market of Vanity Items May 1st; Perfume Bottle Auction May 2nd; Perfume Bottle & Vintage Vanity Show May 2-3; Vanity Valuations May 2; Collecting Perfume Bottles 101 May 2. Info: Terri Wirth, (407) 973-0783, www.perfumebottles.org.
April 30-May 3 Minneapolis, MN
Anyone interested in learning about fans should check out this years Fan Association of North America Assemblage, where fan lovers gather to view magnificent fans and learn about their history, particularly those from 1900-1930. Info: www.fanassociation.org
April 30-May 3 Charlotte, NC
The Southeast's best for nearly 50 years! Held the first weekend of every month. Vintage and antiques show in climate-controlled buildings and covered mall areas. Free Wi-Fi, free parking, hi-tech security, dogs welcome, great food, huge crowds; 7100 Statesville Rd., 704-714-7909, www.ICAshows.com.
Sparks Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market
Sparks, KS April 30-May 3
500 dealers, antiques and collectibles. If you are searching for the right antiques and collectibles, this is definitely the market for you. Hours: 7 am-6 pm. Directions on website: www.SparksAntiquesAndCollectibles.com. Info: 785-985-2411. Next show: Sept. 3-6.