The Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck Productions, will open to the public on Saturday, May 29, and Sunday, May 30, on the show’s traditional Memorial Day weekend dates.
According to Frank Gaglio, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds will again host this event in three spacious and well-ventilated buildings that will adhere to all health department and New York state regulations for a safe event. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, tickets must be purchased online.
Gaglio said, “We are extremely blessed to have this opportunity to conduct Rhinebeck again after a year of tragic loss of lives at home and abroad. Though our antiques show cannot change the world back, we would like to dedicate this spring Rhinebeck show to the heroic men and women on the front lines of this pandemic who gave and still give of their selfless caring and professional expertise for patients they hardly know, and to them we say thank you.
“With our governor steadily opening New York state venues to the public, we want to assure everyone from our exhibitors to our customers and staff that you can shop our show with confidence and a mask, allowing us to produce many more shows for you in the future.”
“In addition to hand-sanitizing stations throughout the show, our restroom facilities will be sanitized throughout each day, and along with free parking, our specialty food truck vendors will also be offering a delicious menu to satisfy your appetite for more shopping. And after visiting our show take time to visit historic Rhinebeck village.”
The 2020 spring Antiques at Rhinebeck was canceled because of the pandemic. Dealers’ deposits were forwarded to the fall show. When the fall show was also canceled, Barn Star launched an online show with Ruby Lane (www.rubylane.com) for any dealer who wanted to join. “It was not a replacement show for the fall, but I wanted to afford the dealers a viable opportunity to do some online business,” said Gaglio.
Barn Star has partnered with Eventbrite to sell tickets. Visit Barn Star’s website and click the “BUY TICKETS” button. Anyone with no computer access can call (914) 474-8552 or (845) 876-0616, leave a message with the name, the number of tickets, and the best phone number (twice), and Barn Star will call for credit card payment. Tickets will be held at the “Will Call” desk at the show.
Originally published in the May 2021 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2021 Maine Antique Digest