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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Walking in Walnut

Antique show and walk draws 300 vendors, lots of shoppers

For antique vendors, and shoppers as well, two out of three weren’t bad. While Friday and Saturday offered breezy summer-like weather, the morning of the third day of the 26th annual AMVET’s Walnut Antique Walk started out with grey skies, rumbles of thunder and enough rain to make many vendors pack up: but that was all before 10 a.m. and by noon the sun was coming through the clouds again.

Atlantic News-Telegraph

Thursday, June 19, 2008

CURIOUS SOFA Takes a Trip to Walnut

I decided at the last minute Thursday night to drive up to Walnut, Iowa for the annual Fathers Day Weekend Antique Show.

Pearl and I get to Walnut and I was surprised to see that not one van was unloading but instead all dealers were waiting patiently in a row for the firehouse whistle to blow at 7 a.m. so they could begin setting up. Trust me, no other antique show has this kind of regimen. Promptly at 7 all Winnebagos, pick-ups and U-Hauls start their engines and marched in perfect harmony to their designated spot. I was amazed at the Swan Lake type orchestration of this event.

This was a nice write-up from a few years back that we missed. It shows a new perspective on how well-run this annual event is. A fact lost on many of us who take it for granted every year. Kudos to all involved in another excellent show.

Curious Sofa is a retail boutique located in Kansas City. Read more at this link...
CURIOUS SOFA Diaries: June 2006

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The 26th Annual Walnut AMVETs Antique Show June 13-15

The 26th Annual Walnut AMVETs Antique Show will continue the tradition. More than 300 dealers from across the United States will set up their booths, restocking daily with newly displayed items. If you haven't attended the Walnut AMVETs Antique Show, you will discover that this is the show to "find it and buy it."

Walnut's turn-of-the-century buildings, brick and tree-lined streets, country hospitality and existing malls and shops are the perfect setting for the show.

June 13-15, 2008
Father's Day Weekend
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Walnut Antique Show Official Page