Hundreds in Springdale for Antique Festival
Hundreds showed up to the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale on Saturday for the second annual Antique Festival of the Ozarks.
This festival has something for just about any collector, whether it is antiques, art or even clothing.
“If you are a decorator, you enjoy decorating, I think this is a great place to come and find something unusual, something different that nobody else has,” said show promoter Gail Kinney. “It’s also a great place to bring your parents and have some good times for them, reminiscing.”
Evelyn Brannock brought her collection from Topeka, Kan. She’s been collecting for more than two decades and has more than 500 dolls, all very unique.
“This was made in March of 1858,” Brannock said. “Its composition has the cloth body, and it has the original leather shoes.”
An area called “Vintage Obsession” is making its second ever appearance at the antique show. Sheila Kinsch brought her collection of vintage wedding dresses form Tulsa, Okla.
“I’ve been collecting vintage clothes for 20 years and this is probably my second show of actually turning loose of clothes,” said Kinsch. “I still cry sometimes when they leave.”
Each piece has a special story, including a mannequin that Kinsch bought at a flea market 10 years ago.
“She sat in the car with me all the way from Oklahoma and she got a lot of whistles going down the road,” Kinsch said.
Doors open Sunday at 11 a.m. and the festival ends at 5 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults and children 11 and under are free.