The antique fair is scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2009 between 10 am and 5 pm and will be held at the Greeneville High School on Tusculum Boulevard. During those hours, certified appraisers will be on hand to offer their expert opinions on everything from old stamps, vases, paintings, furniture, and just about anything that’s antique or collectible. Although admission to the event is free, there is a small fee of $5 for each item an attendee would like to have appraised. All of the proceeds raised from the appraisals will be used to print and distribute the Antiques and Treasures brochure that is published and distributed by the Greene County Partnership’s Tourism Department.
In addition to the appraisals, local antique shops and dealers will be offering a wide variety of vintage merchandise for sale. Displays of antiques from local museums and historic organizations will also be on display. Greeneville offers a large selection of antiques and collectibles shops which have become a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. The area also offers a diverse and fascinating array of historical attractions that include the birth place of Davy Crockett, the Cherokee National Forest, the home of President Andrew Johnson, and the President Andrew Johnson Museum & Library at Tusculum College.
This year’s Antique Appraisal Fair and Antique Show is expected to dwarf last year’s event which included 3,500 attendees who had over 750 items appraised. In 2008 the show was awarded the Pinnacle Award for Peak Performance in Tourism and was named one of the “Top 25” February events by the Southeast Tourism Association.
“The Greeneville Antique Appraisal Fair and Antique Show will be a fun event for anyone looking for an exciting weekend trip this coming February” said Tammy Kinser of the Greene County Partnership. “Between the appraisal fair and the antique show, we’ll be the perfect destination for just about anyone who loves antiques & collectibles.”
Accredited media interested in obtaining photos or gathering more information on the topic of this release are encouraged to contact Tammy Kinser at 1-423-638-4111 [email protected]
About Greene County Partnership
The Greene County Partnership is an amalgamation of civic departments and organizations which consolidated in order to run more efficiently and productively. The Partnership was formed in 1993 and today includes the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Department, Keep Greene Beautiful, and Partners in Education. All of these separate groups were joined together under a single Board of Directors with the goal of consistently improving the quality of life for the residents of this part of Tennessee. Since its formation, the Partnership has become a role model for other communities in and around the state.