Antiques enthusiasts from throughout California, Nevada and Oregon look forward to Historic Folsom’s 44th annual Antique Peddlers’ Fair, taking place on Sunday, Sept. 18, rain or shine.
“After a year-and-a-half of major revitalization, Historic Sutter Street is open for business!” says Carole Berry, antique event coordinator for the Folsom Historic District Association. “Each of the four blocks of Sutter Street has been masterfully restored, preserving the charm of historic structures while offering shoppers easy access and parking.”
Ten thousand to fifteen thousand shoppers will fill the four-block historic district for this popular regional event featuring free admission and free light rail passes.
Historic Folsom’s Antique Peddlers’ Fair will feature a wide range of antique and collectible merchandise: glass, china, pottery and porcelain, including Depression Glass, elegant glass of the depression era, American pattern glass, California pottery and Limoges; American and European furniture, including Hoosier cabinets, pie cupboards, bookcases, bedroom suites, dining sets; Shabby Chic and decorative items; 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; and musical memorabilia including hand-crank phonographs and records (78 and LP.)
Featured special services this September 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, The Folsom History Museum and other 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. Cox will be located near the Folsom History Museum on Sutter Street near Decatur Street.
Visitors will also be able to check out quality repair of glass and china by Judy and Kenny Lang of Miracle Glass of Grass Valley. Miracle Glass will accept pieces for repair or restoration (because this is an outdoor show, Kenny will not be able to do on-site repairs as weather affects his work.) Miracle Glass is known throughout California and Oregon for their quality repair and restoration services. They will be located in Murray’s Powerhouse Pub Lot on Sutter Street Near Riley Street.
Live entertainment includes Proxy, a local favorite known for their superb renditions of “classic hits,” performing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Oscar Reynolds, Bolivian master flutist, guitarist and composer performing all day.
Folsom’s popular Farmer’s Market will take place on Decatur Street above Sutter Street.
The 44th Antique Peddlers’ Fair runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or come early and bring your flashlight) on Historic Sutter Street in Folsom. Collectors may park in the Historic District’s multi-story parking garage ($2 to park all day — proceeds benefit local nonprofits) or in Historic District parking lots.
Shoppers may also take advantage of free Light Rail tickets, available from participating Sutter Street merchants beginning Sept. 1, compliments of Regional Transit.
This event is made possible with support from Alley Development Corporation, Bernau Development Corporation, The Folsom Chamber of Commerce, The Folsom Mercantile, Murray’s Power House Pub, Pizzerio Classico, Rainbow Bridge Jewelers, Skyhawk Communications and Snook’s Chocolate Factory of Folsom.
For last-minute updates call the event hotline at (916) 985-7452.