The Nation’s Longest Running Summer Antiques Show
Celebrating its 10th year at Woodlawn, the Ellsworth Antiques Show, presented by Boston Private Wealth will be held Thursday, August 13th through Saturday, August 15th. An Opening Night Cocktail Party and Dinner, catered by Chippers Restaurant and underwritten by Skinner, Inc will be held on Wednesday, August 12th .
The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn is more than just a summer antiques show. It is an exciting summer experience. Staged under a gigantic tent on Woodlawn’s grounds, guests will feel as if they have been transported to a quaint little village of shops, each filled with museum quality antique selections. The Show offerings are as diverse as the twenty-eight dealers from across Maine and numerous other states. For a complete list of dealers visit woodlawnmuseum.org. Several of the dealers are experts in their respective fields and are always eager to share their knowledge. Guests will be pleased to find beautiful artifacts of American and European history, in a wide price range, attractive to many. The Show hours are Thursday and Friday, August 13th and 14th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, August 15th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the Show including a Black House tour is $15. Show only tickets are $10. Chippers’ Black House Café will be open 11a.m. to 4 p.m. each day of the show featuring a number of Maine favorites including lobster rolls, salads and sandwiches. Beer and wine will be available. New this year is Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday with half price admission to the show. Throughout the three days of the show, guests can stroll through the Woodlawn gardens, tour the famous Black House, walk on the trails, or enjoy a game of croquet.
The Opening Night Cocktail Party and Dinner will be held on Wednesday, August 12th starting at 5 p.m. Guests at Opening Night are the first to preview the fabulous antiques and decorative fine art. Grammy Award winning pianist, Paul Sullivan will provide relaxing music as guests leisurely enjoy a warm August evening, a tasty variety of wonderful hors d’oeuvres, fine wines and antiques. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets to the Cocktail Party are $50 per person, or $90 per couple and are available online at woodlawnmuseum.org, by calling (207) 667-8671. Limited tickets will be available at the door. Following the cocktail party, guests can stay and join show dealers for a scrumptious Surf and Turf dinner starting at 7:30 p.m. Dinner is paired with red and white wine. The dinner concludes with summery selections from Ellsworth businesses, Cakes Downeast and Morton’s Moo Ice Cream. The combined Cocktail Party and Dinner tickets are $135 per person or $250 per couple. A table for six can be reserved for $650. Tickets can also be purchased online at woodlawnmuseum.org. Business sponsorships are available by calling Phyllis Young at 667-867.
A portion of the Opening Night ticket purchases are tax-deductible and good for admission to all three days of the show. “ It is also important to note that funds raised by the Antiques Show support Woodlawn’s educational programs including their transportation.” according to Joshua Torrance, Executive Director of Woodlawn. Originating at Ellsworth City Hall in 1937, the show moved to Woodlawn in 2006 and has since grossed over $180,000 including funding for its school programs. Torrance further noted that the show annually brings more than 1,000 visitors to the area, and has a significant impact for regional businesses.