Miss Morgan's Milkweed Antiques To Host Antique And Artisan Show On Oct. 1 And 2

Ninth Annual Event Will Take Place At Lebanon Valley Expo Center

September 17, 2021

The “open air” ninth annual Miss Morgan’s Milkweed Antiques Antique and Artisan Show will be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1 and 2, at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center complex,80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, Pa. Show hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for day one and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. day two. Gas up the truck, get some seasonal garb, fluff up a fancy hat and stroll among the best pickers to come together at one unique antique and artisan event. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, attendees are asked to wear a touch of pink. Many vendors will be selling pink items, with proceeds going to Wellspan Sechler Family Cancer Center in Lebanon, Pa.
This fall show is hosted by the owners of Miss Morgan’s Milkweed Antiques, Diane Gibble and Troy Tranquillo. The two started the show 15 years ago in the backyard of their shop in Bethel, Pa., with just a few tents full of great vendors and eager shoppers who came dressed in witch hats and costumes to celebrate the fall event. Each year, the show grew bigger and better, and with that came bigger and better venues. This will be the third year that they have brought their show to the Lebanon Valley Expo Center. Vendors will be provided with larger booths to allow more room for social distancing and, when possible, empty spaces will be provided between vendors to allow dealers and guests more room. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front entrance and other points throughout the show. All facility overhead doors (and there are many) will be open to transform the facility into an “open air event,” so please dress accordingly. The show will go on rain or shine.
What makes this fall antique and artisan show so successful? Well, it’s the talented vendors, of course. And this year’s line-up of quality vendors will not disappoint. The slogan, “Bring a truck,” isn’t a joke. Shoppers will need one to haul off their goods.
The show will once again welcome Jill Peterson. She is the owner of Frontera Roots, where she showcases her personal line of organic clothing and jewelry. Shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase her creative wares. To learn more, visit wwwFronteraRoots.com.
It all started with some rag balls, and now Alechia’s House of Country has grown into several successful businesses. Alechia’s House will make a welcome return to the show. Her business in Northeastern Pennsylvania has been operating for over 30 years and carries a large variety of home furnishings, antiques, farmhouse, industrial and home décor for all seasons. Alechia conducts live sales on Facebook and has two shops in Muncy and Williamsport, Pa.
Each year, the line-up of vendors grows, and this year is no different. A few include Side Street Salvage, Winter Wheat Antiques, Rusty Nut Antiques, Cornfield Primitives, and Cabin in the Woods. Many well-known talented artisans will be on-site, including Bobbi’s Addictive Accessories, Krisnick, Wooly Rugger, Shelly Broughton, The Mud Room, and others. Chatty Monks Brewing Company of Reading, Pa., named a Top 50 Brew Pub Nationwide and Top 10 in the Northeast, will be on-site, offering a variety of seasonal brews. There are many dealers who bring traditional antiques to the show as well.
No event is complete without great food, and there will be a variety of delicious foods to choose from, including the in-house food vendor, Roberts, a native of Lebanon County. Top it all off with a Harrisburg Farm Show Milkshake made by ELCO Future Farmers of America (FFA).
Back by popular demand are two talented ladies promoting two well-known paint companies and providing DIY painting demos. This year they will offer hands-on workshops. Be sure to stop by and work beside two of the best painting instructors in the region. Chris Kimmel, owner of Five & Divine in Wernersville, Pa., and Jayne Yorty, owner of Carriage House Style in Quentin, Pa., will also be on stage sharing her knowledge of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. These two bring with them a wealth of knowledge and are ready to share their talents with attendees.
“We are amazed at the way the show has grown over the years and so grateful to have so many talented pickers and artisans set up at the show. If it wasn’t for our loyal customers, vendors, and family and friends, none of this would ever happen. We are grateful to each and every one of them,” stated Gibble.
To learn more, attendees may visit www.missmorgansmilkweedantiques.com. Tickets will be available at the door. Choose from a $10 early buyer two-day pass or the $5 Saturday pass. There is plenty of free parking. Children 12 and under attend free of charge. Bring a truck, and be prepared for an excellent weekend of great food, great fun, and even greater picking!
For additional information, call 484-256-7610.


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