The Tri-State Antique Market will open for its first show of 2021 on Sunday, May 2nd at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. Billed as “Indiana’s largest antiques and vintage only Market,” the event has become an important regional destination for collectors, home decorators and renovators seeking that next great treasure to add to their home or collection. During a typical year the event features an ever changing line up of 200+ vendors selling a wide array of antique, vintage and retro merchandise from a variety of time periods and price points at a series of six dates held the first Sunday of each month through October.
The 2020 season saw the Market marred due to the pandemic and resulting concern for public safety, but was still able to proceed in a limited capacity due to the mostly outdoor setting and adherence to social distancing and safety guidelines which will continue in to the 2021 season for as long as necessary. One of the unintended consequences of 2020 was an increase of free time for cleaning and home improvement projects which resulted in an influx of quality merchandise at the Market. Many such projects continued through the winter with the anticipation that 2021 may be one of the best in recent years for availability of rare and collectible antique merchandise.
The Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds is conveniently located in southeast Indiana, approximately one mile west of exit 16 off I-275. Full of quaint, country charm complete with shaded groves and large open-air pavilions. The five acre park also offers many modern amenities including paved walks, contemporary restrooms, free parking, and a variety of food vendors at all four corners of the midway.
Official Market hours are from 7 AM to 3 PM ET. “Earlybird” shoppers are admitted during vendor set up at 6 AM ET. A walk-in $4.00 adult admission is charged at all times. Attended pets and children are welcome. Over half of the Market’s vendors display indoors or under cover, so the event is held “rain or shine.”
Complete Tri-State Antique Market information, including detailed directions, area accommodations, and photos of past Market finds is available at http://www.lawrenceburgantiqueshow.com and the Facebook page under Tri-State Antique Market, or by contacting promoter Aaron Metzger at (513)702-2680 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Later 2021 Market dates include Sundays June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, and October 3.