23rd Annual Cold Spring Antiques Show Aug 9-10

Antique dealers from across the Mid-Atlantic region will gather along Historic Cold Spring Village’s shady, shell-paved lanes on Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, rain or shine. The Village is located near Cape May, New Jersey. The Antique Show will be open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Historic Cold Spring Village’s restored historic buildings will also be open with historic interpreters and demonstrators both days, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dealers with a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, and ephemera will be under the “big tent” by the Welcome Center, along the tree-lined paths, and amongst the Village’s restored buildings, which will be open with historical interpreters demonstrating the trades and crafts of Early America.

Featured items at the show include country & Victorian furniture, silver, jewelry, glass, linens & textiles, pottery, primitives, toys, books, Americana, and more. On Saturday at 2:30 p.m., enjoy the swinging sounds of the Bob Ferris Orchestra, providing big-band entertainment for all. This annual event is sponsored by Comcast Cable Services, and has been a favorite Village event since the museum opened to the public in 1981. “The Village is the perfect venue for an Antiques Show,” said HCSV Executive Director Annie Salvatore. “What better way to enjoy and purchase your favorite items from the past than in a setting that brings the 1800’s to life?”

Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Friday from June 17 to August 31, as well as weekend events until mid-September. Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a wooded 22-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “The Age of Homespun.”

Historic Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. HCSV is open Tuesday through Sunday, (closed Mondays) from June 17 to August 31, as well as the weekends of September 6 & 7, 13 & 14, and October 18. There is an admission fee, but unlimited free admission is available with membership in the Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village. For more information, phone (609) 898-2300, extension 0, or visit the Village Web site at www.hcsv.org.