The Village Antiques and Collectibles Show, held August 24 and 25, 2013 at Park Circle in North Charleston, SC, was not disappointing. The city of North Charleston - due to the efforts of Mayor Keith Summey - sponsors and promotes these shows for the benefit of the public and all the antique shoppers in the Lowcountry, at Park Circle.
Although there were not as many antique dealers as there sometimes are, it was a very good show with better than expected antiques at good prices. The very best antique dealers were there with some of their best - and most importantly - latest finds. The weather for once in a long time was very sunny and bright.
This has become the foremost antiques show in the Lowcountry by far. And, it offers free parking near the doors and a contribution fee of only two dollars entrance fee, compared to four to ten dollars most other antique shows expect. The shows are about every two months.
Most of the antique dealers are well known.
They scour yard sales, flea markets, estate sales and ads on Craigslist and the local newspaper to find the antique things they sell. Also, some of them have antiques with local Charleston and South Carolina connections that you will not fine anywhere else. They go to even the most obscure “estate sales”. For local antique collectors this is a must.
Antique dealers in general that sell Lowcountry antiques in their shop want a lot for anything. You cannot blame them. This show is so important for local antique shoppers who cherish all things historically important to Charleston, including North Charleston, and all the surrounding areas. They are always looking for new antique dealers and people who are selling their collections. The show is very affordable for sellers.
The local media completely ignores the antiques businesses here in Charleston, in spite of all the antique shops that thrive here. The next shows are October 26-27, December 14-15, 2013 and February 22-23, 2014 at the same location in Park Circle. More information can be found at NorthCharleston.org and at ClydeAntique.com.