Check out Ottawa's popular antique show this spring
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Wednesday, 15 February 2012 18:20
Antiquing is not just for an older crowd - this classic pastime can be a great way for travellers of all ages to discover some amazing items and unique souvenirs while on holiday. This hobby may bring to mind old furniture or dusty china sets, but antiquing can also be about searching for vintage designer purses, handmade jewellery that dates back decades and unusual music memorabilia. Those who will be taking tours of Ottawa this spring and have an interest in this hobby can stop by the Antiques Show being held at Carleton University.
From March 30th through April 1st, The Fieldhouse at the university will be packed with vendors and antique enthusiasts sharing their wares and enthusiasm about antiquing. More than 40,000 square feet of items will be available for guests to peruse and spend the day enjoying. In the past, this show has drawn hundreds of spectators and buyers by allowing access to many different kinds of antiques all under one roof.
The featured antiques range from colourful rugs to beautiful artwork and more than 75 local businesses planning to participate. For example, the Sean George Pressed Glass and Goblet company will have a booth full of Victorian glass, Depression glass and intricate goblets. This may be a great way for travellers to find some unique additions to their kitchenware collection or get a deal on some amazing antique blown glass.
Pollikers is another Canadian company that will feature some country-style items for antiquers who love old signs and quirky folk art. Joining this organisation on the floor will also be a vendor with a private collection of signed guitars and lithographs and the Treasure Hut, which has some amazing feathered hats. Some of the designer clothes, handbags and jewellery will come from brands like Prada, Gucci, Tiffany and Chanel.
Travellers can find out more information about this event through the website of Catherine Knoll, the manager of this convention. There are special discounted rates available on the website as well, so those who wish to make plans for the show can do so in advance for reduced rates. Guests may park for free at the event and also enjoy some local cuisine on site at the designated picnic areas.