The oldest operating inn in the United States (since 1716) has has seen many events in its time but one thing it hasn't had is an antiques show. The Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts is hosting its inaugural antiques show May 14 through 16 on its grounds. Around 50 antiques dealers from around the country will be display their wares under a 19,000-square-foot grand canopy tent with hardwood and carpeted floors. A portion of the public event proceeds will benefit The Wayside Inn Historic Site. The Wayside Inn expects to see between 1,000 and 1,500 people visit over the course of the event. Longfellow's Wayside Inn is a non-profit Massachusetts Historic Landmark. Money raised will help keep the Inn and its surrounding outbuildings including the gristmill, schoolhouse and chapel in good shape. The 122-acre property has scenic walking trails connecting the buildings.
The Antiques Show is sponsored by Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers and will include fine art, furniture, ceramics, silver, books, jewelry and more. A preview party will be held on May 14 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fine food, drink and music will be provided and attendees will have access to the show floor and all dealer booths. Tickets to the preview are $125 in advance and $150 at the door. Tickets for the show are $10.
[via Community Advocate]