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Find treasures at Folsom antique market

By From page A12 | April 05, 2017

Antique enthusiasts from Northern and Central California are invited to the Folsom Historic District Association’s 51st annual Spring Antique and Vintage Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, on historic Sutter Street, rain or shine.

Thousands of shoppers will fill the four-block Historic District for this popular regional event featuring more than 160 booths with a wide range of antique and collectible merchandise: vintage and repurposed furnishings; country and primitives; estate and vintage jewelry; home and garden vintage décor; glass, china, pottery and porcelain; hardware; Americana; paper, prints and paintings; vintage clothing and textiles; silver and silver-plate; sports and movie memorabilia and more.

Food, including Cousins Lobster Rolls and Honest Pie, as well as live entertainment will be available throughout the four blocks of Sutter Street, along with all of the many great Historic District businesses offering a wide selection of merchandise, food and services.

To further the antique experience, appraisals of family or found treasures will be offered by local appraiser Gary Cox, “The Antique Answer Man.” Cox is well known for his work with the Crocker Art Museum, KVIE’s Central Valley Chronicles and the Folsom History Museum. Verbal appraisals are $10 per item or three for $25. Cox will also be available to arrange for a formal appraisal of individual items or estates for insurance purposes or for sale. Appraisals are available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the Folsom History Museum.

Additionally, the Folsom District will hold its farmers market in conjunction with the antique event. Shoppers will be able to pick fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers near the 800 and 900 blocks of Sutter Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shoppers may park in the Historic District’s multi-story parking garage (100 percent of money collected from $2 all-day parking fee goes to local non-profits) or for free in any of the Historic District parking lots. Handicapped parking is available in the lot at Wool and Sutter streets (accessed from Leidesdorff and Wool streets near the Folsom Chamber of Commerce.) Shoppers may also take advantage of free Light Rail passes, available from participating Historic District merchants compliments of Regional Transit.

Admission to Historic Folsom’s Antique Fair is free. For more informationemail [email protected] or call (916) 985-7452.

Noel Stack

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