Antique enthusiasts from Northern and Central California will join local antique collectors and visitors when the Folsom Historic District Association hosts its 45th annual Spring Antique Fair on Sunday, April 17, on Sutter Street.
Thousands of shoppers will fill the four-block Historic District for this popular regional event featuring free admission and free Light Rail passes. Many longtime collectors start their search early by flashlight. April’s event will showcase the newly revitalized Sutter Street.
The fair features glass, china, pottery and porcelain, including Depression glass, American pattern glass and California pottery; American and European furniture, including Hoosier cabinets, pie cupboards, bookcases, bedroom suites and dining sets; country and primitives, including cast iron, ice cream and Bakelite gaming items, old farm equipment, tools and trunks; estate and vintage jewelry, watches and accessories; paper collectibles, including post cards, books, old sheet music, sports and movie memorabilia, and advertising signs; prints and paintings; clothing and textiles, including vintage furs and linens; silver and silverplate; musical memorabilia including hand-crank phonographs and records (78 and LP); vintage lighting fixtures; and shabby chic and garden decor.
Featured special services this April will include verbal identification and evaluation of family treasures or garage sale finds by local favorite appraiser Gary Cox, “The Antique Answer Man.” Cox is well known locally for his work with the Crocker Museum, KVIE’s Central Valley Chronicles and local historical societies. Verbal appraisals are $5 per item. Cox will be available as well to arrange for a formal appraisal of individual items or estates for insurance purposes or for sale. He will be located near the Folsom History Museum on Sutter Street near Decatur Street.
Judy and Kenny Lang of Miracle Glass of Grass Valley will accept pieces for repair or restoration at the Sutter Street event. Miracle Glass is known throughout California and Oregon for their quality repair and restoration services. Convenient pickup and drop off locations will be provided. They will be located near Chicago Fire Pizza/Murray’s Powerhouse Pub on Sutter Street near Riley Street.
Food and entertainment courts, located throughout the show, will offer shoppers a great selection of food and beverages as well as live entertainment. Matt and George and their Pleasant Valley Boys, a country and blue grass group well known throughout the region, will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Oscar Reynolds, Bolivian master flutist, guitarist and composer will perform all day.