See you at Kempenfest ? Come Join us for a Splendiferous WEEKEND of fun and Antiques and CraftsThis entry was posted on August 1, 2012 ... filed under HOLD
Well, this is my 9th year at Kempenfest (I think). It is prospecting to be my LARGEST ever, with more stock on hand than any previous show I’ve done.
It’s the only SHOW I do every year, and it holds a special place in my heart. It’s a 3 day festival, with lots going on…. not some old stuffy antiques show. Come casual, come for fun, take home something special.
This year I’ll be featuring some old factory shoe carts, used for sale and as display pieces….. 4000 comics sold by the pound, hundreds of marbles, glass prisms, over one THOUSAND Rock & Roll Lp’s, old coins 3 for $1, Books ($1 /lb), Typewriters and old electronics, Tins and advertising items, Tools, Glass and China , letterpress printing letters, key chains, keys, printer’s drawers, old Corbeils and architectural salvage items, and much more.. Whatever fits onto a large trailer and van.
And to think…. it’s just a small TASTE of what’s in my store daily :-)
With over a quarter of a million people milling about the festival, it’s hoppingly busy, great fun, and a beautiful weekend.
With Food, Music, Beer Tents, Rib-fests, over 200 craft booths, and 40 antiques dealers, it’s a delightful weekend.
I always say it’s so great to be by the beach, and it’s the only vacation I can take during Summer, my busiest time of year. But….. it’s so busy that usually I only look forward to a cool shower, a quick meal and a hop into bed at the end of the day.
I’ll make a point of TRYING to get to the concerts this year… but I’ve loaded up so much great stuff for the show that I imagine being busy with great sales for every moment of this weekend. but I will try my hardest, I promise.
Will I see you there? If you haven’t been yet, be prepared to arrive early for best parking, and, of course, selection of great antiques from all the stuff I’m bringing this year.
I’ll update with pictures during the show to let you in on the fun :-)
Oh, and whle I’m gone, Roman will be handling the store, so it’s open as usual… regular store hours, see the left side of this page near the top. Friday, Saturday, Sunday AND the holiday Monday too!
So… drop in for a visit, either in Barrie, or here in Cambridge.
(Hot tip: Roman wants to outsell me this weekend, so I think he’s willing to really wheel and deal to get on target…… drop in for great bargains while he’s still behind). I just KNOW that with your help he’ll beat me clean :-)
If you plan on selling stuff, please be aware that I will be back and buying as of Tuesday, August 7th with cash in hand, as usual :-)