In the rural country crossroads of upstate New York, between Syracuse and Hamilton, there is a gem of an antiques show, the Madison Bouckville Big Field, which will run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Aug. 17, 18, and 19. It is where shoppers come to find fresh-to-the-market antiques. Steve Allman is in his fifth year running the three-day show and dedicated to carrying forward the tradition of this event that began in 1971.
Madison Bouckville Big Field Antiques Show Planned For Aug. 17, 18, And 19
Allman will bring together exhibiting dealers from all over the country and Canada for this show. He expects 300-plus exhibitors under his eight tents and surrounding perimeter. After Jock Hengst retired, the Madison Bouckville week lost some of its focus, but now the customers and dealers are coming back, knowing the Big Field is truly the heart of the weeklong event, where the best antiques are found, and with it being on the weekend, where the most customers come to shop, said Allman.
The Big Field has also seen a return of many of its original dealers. Reasonable exhibitor rental fees, easy setups and good facilities have encouraged the return, along with the great attendance.
This year, there will also be many first-time dealers at the show, including Brandon Riggans of Byesville, Ohio, and Helga Holder of Decatur, Ala.
The Big Field features food services and free parking. The show is located between Madison and Bouckville, along Route 20, about 25 minutes south of Utica or, from the west, about 30 minutes southeast of Syracuse. There is an early bird opening Friday morning from 8 a.m. until noon for $25 that is good for the weekend. General admission on Friday will be from noon until 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $7.
To contact Allman Promotions, call either 315-686-5789 or 239-877-2830.
To learn more, visit www.bigfieldantiqueshow.com.