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Cincinnati-area Antique Shows

bike and fork lapel pins

lapel pins from an April 22 outing


It’s that time of year when weekends can be spent going to flea markets and antique shows. Some are better than others, but really it just depends on what you are looking for and what you are willing to spend.

Covington Mainstrasse Antiques hosts vendors on the 4th Sunday of the month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tri-State Antique Market is held at the Lawrenceburg Indiana Fairgrounds on the first Sunday of the month beginning in May and runs through October. I haven’t been to this show, but I’m told it has better offerings if you’re looking for antiques over pickings.

Burlington (KY) Antique Show is hosted at the Boone County Fairgrounds and is one of the only ones that charges an admission. It is $3 for those entering from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and $5 for early birds who can arrive at 6 a.m. I’ve heard from others this is a good show for picking rather than finding antiques and that explains why the American Pickers are planning to film there this summer. I suspect that might also cause the prices to creep up. Check it out on the following Sundays:

The City Flea is held in Over-the-Rhine and is market that hosts food vendors, small business and people re-selling items from thrift stores and garage sales. It’s not to say this isn’t worth checking out, but last year this show happened the same day as the 127 Sale and we knew the stuff was overpriced from what we would see later in the day.

The World’s Longest Yard Sale/127 Sale is my favorite show because there are so many vendors and where I find the people are most willing to strike a deal!

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  • Amilli Dostaonia May 5, 2012, 6:21 am

    Well These are some antique pieces… I guess it has some great value.

  • Sara May 13, 2012, 10:31 am

    This looks like really priceless antique… Thanks

  • Penny May 14, 2012, 1:43 am

    I guess this are some valuable antiques …

    Thanks for showing ..

  • Jonathan Kentt May 15, 2012, 5:00 am

    The antique market should be having some really awesome stuff. I like the toy bike thingy, my kid will be so happy to have one just like that.

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