Fayette County will host the Scott Antique Market at the fairgrounds from April 29 through May 1 with many vendors signed on to bring many different items.
The Scott Antique Market management is adding summer Extravaganzas to their schedule of shows in Ohio. They have leased the Fayette County Fairgrounds in Washington Court House. The four show dates are the fifth weekend of April, the fourth weekends of June and August plus the first weekend in October. Show promoter Don Scott terms it as an “antique extravaganza at the awesome Fayette County Fairgrounds.”
“The grand old fairgrounds have filled up nicely with exhibitors wanting booths and there should be enough room for most of the antique dealers wanting to exhibit,” Betty Scott said. “Thousands of shoppers will take away treasures the exhibitors are bringing in. They will bring truckloads from all over the world; many of the antiques will end up in museums. It will be an exhibitor’s and treasure hunter’s paradise.”
The Scott show offices are buzzing with excitement. The large staff is answering the many phone lines, responding to emails, assigning antique dealers to spaces on charts and doing mass mailings. The show will be larger than the great ones of many decades ago.
“Over 30 years ago after starting our shows at the state fairgrounds in Columbus, and Atlanta, along with the start of the Springfield show, the grand old Washington Court House show emptied out,” Don said. “Spending the first part of my life as a professional pilot gave me the opportunity to shop antique shows from the Rose Bowl in California to the markets in Europe. During my three years flying in Saudi Arabia, I also shipped all over the Middle East. My favorite markets were Brimfield, Massachusetts, Washington Court House, and the small markets in Afghanistan and Kuwait City. Washington Court House however, stood out as my favorite! With the fairgrounds restored, new buildings added, the US highway 35 interchange at the show, I-71 connecting a few miles away, and the new nearby hotels will make this show wonderful for antique dealers and buyers.”
The fairgrounds have paved the roadways and built new buildings. The food feast will require you to come with empty stomachs as many food vendors will have great, healthy food, with all being required to have reasonable prices. Their plan is to keep the shoppers walking on the newly paved walkways with the antiques in the buildings, while the outside antique dealers’ displays will be on the concrete, gravel and grass areas.
Many members of the Scott family are involved with the business. Don’s nephew, Kenny Scott, manages the advertising and the day-to-day operations of the Scott Antique Markets.
“At least four Washington Court House summer antique extravaganzas are planned into perpetuity with more dates being added with demand,” Kenny said. “The show’s location is in a small county town in the rolling foothills of southwestern Ohio. It is encircled with a massive population base such as found on the west and east coast, including historical Cincinnati, Dayton, Springfield, Columbus, Lancaster, Xenia and many more. We will have a fleet of golf carts running shoppers to and from parking and flat bed golf carts and small trucks hauling the shopper’s antiques to their vehicles.
Free VIP admission passes and hotel information are available on the website; please go to www.scottantiquemarket.com.
Scott Antique Market contributed this article.