Fayette County is hosting the Scott Antique Market at the fairgrounds this weekend with many unique vendors selling a large variety of items.
The Scott Antique Market management added summer Extravaganzas to their schedule of shows in Ohio. They have leased the Fayette County Fairgrounds in Washington Court House with the first of four shows starting this weekend and will continue to entertain the masses today starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The show will return on the fourth weekends of June and August plus the last weekend in September. Show promoter Don Scott terms it as an “antique extravaganza at the awesome Fayette County Fairgrounds.”
“We are intensely excited about how we were received by the public, exhibitors and the fairgrounds staff,” Don Scott said. “Unfortunately, because of the uncertainty of the weather, some of the vendors could not make it out. The public was extremely excited and I have not heard one negative comment, just a lot of excited people. Everyone is invited and we have already had some real treasures coming out of the place. And there is a lot to go, just a lot more items from vendors that have traveled from places as far away as Florida.”
While walking around, one of the Florida vendors commented on the state of the event. He said he was already doing good and said that the people around the community are pleasant. He also said that there is plenty of a market here in Washington C.H. He also said he is planning on attending all but one of the other shows to sell his own antiques.
“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,” Scott 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, it will no doubt make this show wonderful for antique dealers and buyers.”
Scott also mentioned that the antique market has brought business not only to the dealers, but also to area businesses. Hotels have been keeping vendors from far away, restaurants are seeing business from different people and the nearby gas stations have been busy filling many orders.
Free VIP admission passes and hotel information are available on the website; please go to www.scottantiquemarket.com.
Scott Antique Market contributed to this article.
Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy