Port Perry High School is revving up for its 23rd Annual Antique Show and Sale, where hundreds of people interact with over 40 different antique dealers.
The antique show and sale costs $5 to attend and is organized by high school students in the music department, to help raise money for new instruments and school trips.
“It’s got quite a variety; it not only has antiques but it has collectibles and vintage items,” said Robin McMullen, event organizer.
There will be re-purposed furniture, mid-century lighting, ironware, textiles, toys, records, jewellery, and a huge cross section of antiques on display.
Mr. McMullen said, “The beauty of Port Perry is, [people from here] enjoy the antiques and they are willing to buy them. They don’t just come in and kick tires there, they are fairly serious buyers.”
He added, a lot of the people who attend the antique show, come year after year.
“I bet we have 50 per cent or 60 per cent of the people that return [each year]. They know about the show and they return because they enjoy it,” Mr. McMullen said. “It’s a small-town show, people really enjoy Port Perry this time of year. In the fall, you got your colours coming in, it’s at the high school, and it’s a very relaxed type of atmosphere.”
The antique show is well received by the community and well attended, according to Mr. McMullen, in-between 1000 and 1200 people are expected to come to the show.
“It’s good for the town, I know people come from quite a ways away to go to the show,” he said.
The show runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on October 15th at Port Perry High School, located at 160 Rosa Street.
Mr. McMullen encourages everyone in the area to come out, shop for antiques, and support a good cause.