(Bouckville, NY – Aug. 2012) If it’s the middle of August, it must be Antique week in Madison and Bouckville. The annual antique show with more than 2,000 vendors expected opens Monday Aug. 13 and runs through Sunday Aug. 19. It is one of the biggest antique shows in the Northeast and it has quite the reputation of being one of the best among antique dealers and collectors.
During the week, dealers line Route 20 setting up in between the local antique shops so it becomes a continuous flow of antiques. There is no admission cost again this year, which makes it a great time to check out what antiquing is all about. Attending the show during the week offers antique collectors a chance to discover exactly what they’re looking for in a relaxing, slower paced shopping environment.
There will be food vendors placed along Route 20 to take care of the hungry antique shopper.
There are many places to park throughout the village, some parking lots charge a small fee but there are a couple places that have free parking. The Madison County Visitors Center, located on Route 20, offers free parking for up to 200 cars and 20 onsite antique deals to get you started.
Returning for the 2012 show is the shuttle service. The bus will make seven stops from downtown Bouckville to the Madison County Visitor Center. Now you don’t have to worry about the walking as much, if you get tired, hop on at one of the shuttle stops and ride back to your car.
New this year is the $500 cash giveaway. When you stop into 10 participating locations Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday you will have the opportunity to win $500 in cash from those merchants. Just make sure you pick the card up at the Cider House Antique Shop and drop it off at Troop Scoops. The winner will be drawn at 10 a.m. on Friday morning.
For more information on the August Madison-Bouckville Antique Week, visit madison-bouckville.com.