Saturday May 25, 2013 & Saturday September 7, 2013
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hundreds of Canada’s top antique dealers and collectors display and sell an unparalleled variety of treasures. With 10 acres of vintage items waiting to be discovered, there are items to please both the novice and the most experienced collector. Furniture, architectural antiques, stoneware, Native artifacts, folk art, rugs, jewellery, sports memorabilia, scientific instruments, textiles, cut glass—if you can imagine it, you can find it in one of the 1,200 collecting categories featured at the show.
Welcome Antique Dealers
The Christie Antique Show has also been been featured in Style at Home Magazine.
“The best outdoor show you will ever attend.”~ Adrian Tinline, Adrian Tinline Antiques, a dealer and collector specializing in early antique Canadian furniture and folk art
- What: Canada’s largest selection of antiques for sale. Hundreds of dealers, almost 10 acres of antiques.
- When: Saturday May 25, 2013 & Saturday September 7, 2013
- Hours: 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., rain or shine
- Admission: $10 per person. Free on-site parking. Please, no pets on show field.
- Where: Christie Lake Conservation Area
You'll find a wide variety of antiques and collectibles, anything you're looking for. It amounts to almost 10 acres of antiques, and covers virtually every collecting category, including:
- Antique dental and crown moldings, doors, hardware, windows, fireplace surrounds and decorative door knockers are just some of the popular architectural items to be found at Christie.
- Jewellery - Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco broaches, necklaces, earrings, rings, pill boxes, cuff links, watches and more vintage jewellery will be on offer from some of our most trusted dealers.
- Folk art – one-of-a-kind pieces brought to you by specialists including Lyle Elder, Peter Baker, Michael Rowan, David and Mary Jo Field and Maureen and Clark Fryday.
- Native artifacts – Indian baskets, beadwork, Inuit carvings and more. Jean and Suzanne Lafrance from Drummondville, Quebec, George Brown from Toronto, Steven Blevins/Sonja Morawetz, and Michael Rowan are all experts.
- Canadian country – expect Canada's top country dealers on site including, Peter Baker, Scott Landon from Vancouver, Clay Benson and others.
- Nostalgia – country store collectibles, bottles, crocks, early advertising, paper, holiday collectibles from several top dealers: Ed Locke and Sheryl MacKenzie, Lionel Aubrey, Ken Aubrey, Kevin Smith and others.
- Décor for every room in your home or cottage. Our top dealers have beds, buffets, desks, tables, chairs, stools and more from the Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras.
For the convenience and comfort of our buyers, the show offers:
- Free parking – the park's numerous parking lots can accommodate more than 3,000 cars.
- Shuttle buses – free shuttle buses travel from parking lots to show field continuously all day. Look for shuttle bus stops in the major parking lots and at the main show entrance and west show entrance.
- Second exit – The park has installed a new exit from the show field, which will eliminate any traffic jams for patrons leaving at the end of the day.
- Delivery Service
- Food services – Tempting choices from a wide range of 'outdoor-style' food vendors.
- Cash machines – Get cash from Mobile machines.
- Get more cash – Several additional generic ATM's will mean shorter lines and less waiting.
- Delivery service – Our staff will pick up your heavy or bulky purchases and store them at the delivery depot, where you can pick them up when you are ready to leave.
- Seating/rest stops – picnic table rest stops are available at a number of locations around the field.
- Washroom facilities – large, full-service, running water washrooms can be found at the pavilion. Portable toilets are located at other locations around the perimeter of the show field.
- Licensed refreshments – The show field is licensed for the sale of beer and wine.
- Patrons can buy refreshments and support local service clubs at the new refreshment tent located near the food court. Since the entire show field is licensed, you may take your drinks with you while you shop.
East – Take 401 east to Kitchener. At Kitchener, exit from Highway 401 onto Highway 8, heading southeast through Cambridge. Stay on Highway 8 for about 27 kilometres until you reach the intersection of Highway 5, known as Peter's Corners. Turn left onto Highway 5 and head east for 3 km to the show entrance on the right. Travel time from London about 1.5 hours, from Detroit about 3 hours and 45 minutes.
Alternate route – At Woodstock exit from 401 onto Highway 403 eastbound. Take 403 east approximately 50 km. Exit onto Regional Road 52. Go north (left) on RR52 to Highway 5, then east on 5 for 3 km to the park entrance.
West - Take the QEW west toward Toronto, for about 90 kilometres. After you pass over the Burlington Bay Skyway at Hamilton, look for the exit for Highway 403 west. Take this exit and travel west on Hwy 403 about 8 km to Highway 6 North. Take this exit north and proceed for about 2 km up a steep hill. At the top of this hill you come to the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 5. Turn left onto Highway 5. Go west 9 km to the show entrance. Flamboro Downs Casino is on the right, the show entrance is on the left. Travel time from Buffalo about one hour and 15 minutes.
North – Go west on Hwy 401 to just past Toronto Pearson International Airport. Follow the signs for Hwy 403 to Hamilton. Take Hwy 403 west. It makes its way through the community of Mississauga, then Oakville and Burlington, heading toward Hamilton. Stay on 403 toward Hamilton. Proceed west on Hwy 403 about 8 km to Highway 6 North. Take this exit north and proceed for about 2 km up a steep hill. At the top of this hill you come to the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 5. Turn left onto Highway 5. Go west 9 km to the show entrance. Flamboro Downs Casino is on the right, the show entrance is on the left. If traffic is moving at the speed limit the trip from the airport to the show would be about 45 minutes.
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