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Upcoming shows

August 15, 2020 (Saturday)
Porterville, California, USA
The Merzoian Brothers Tailgater is to be held Saturday, August 15 under Mark Merzoian's cool wedding ranch pole barn located just outside of Porterville (California). Tables, breakfast snacks, and lunch will be provided. Please join us...bring glass and mud to sell, trade, or just show off. Reunite with friends from near and afar. We like to think of our gathering as a Mini-Rohde (the King of Tailgaters). Start time is 8:00 AM and lasts until the last vehicle leaves. Contact Bob Merzoian (bobmerzoian@mac.com), Mark Merzoian (memerzoian@ocsnet.net), or Dave Brown (1skychair@msn.com) for further information or to RSVP. See you then!

August 21-22, 2020 (Friday-Saturday)
Bend, Oregon, USA
CANCELED The annual Jefferson State Insulator Club's Tres-Amigos Insulator Show & Sale in Central Oregon will be held August 21 - 22 starting with dinner Friday evening followed by our traditional bonfire and story-telling time. On Saturday the show will begin early. Tables will be provided. If you would like a table, please let us know beforehand so the correct number can be ordered. There will be a BBQ lunch at 11:35 AM. Side dishes are welcome. Be sure to bring your "Go-Withs" and any other treasures along with your hunting and adventure stories for the Friday evening bonfire. Please RSVP. Lodging and camping available at nearby Tumalo State Park or camp on site. Our location is 64420 Research Road, Bend, OR 97703. Info: JIM SINASEK (541) 383-8067 or oregonjim@q.com. ERNIE CARLSON 503-622-3573 or ecarlson6@frontier.com or MID NORRIS 541-281-2715 or mudhen@gmail.com

August 22, 2020 (Saturday)
Nisswa, Minnesota, USA
The North Western Insulator Club invites you to join us for the Annual Summer Swap Meet and Show at the home of Colin and Karen Yennie, 1126 Ebert Drive, Nisswa Minnesota. Set up is in the yard, the garage, the driveway and anywhere else you can find. Please bring your own table and chair. We will have canopies in case of rain. Colin will be grilling burgers, hot dogs and brats-please bring a side dish to share. Hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. RSVP to Karen or Colin at klyennie@hotmail.com or (507) 271-3457. All are welcome-bring a friend and introduce them to a fun hobby with friendly people.

August 28-29 2020 (Friday-Saturday)
Helena, Montana, USA
The 2020 Big Sky Insulator Show will be held on August 28th and 29th in Helena MT. We have had to change our show to a new location and building and will have a Friday opening. The show building location is at A-Storage, 3333 Canyon Ferry Dr. in the Helena valley. We will open the building at 12:00 PM Friday for setup and sales and close at 5:00 PM. We plan to continue the gathering at our house at 895 Lodestar Rd Friday evening from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The show will continue on Saturday for setup and sales at 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at A-Storage. We are working on lunch details. Please note that the State requires masks and social distancing. This year there will be a $20.00 charge for tables to cover the cost of the building rental. Info; Ron Yuhas (406) 439-4573 gramapig@bresnan.net or Doug Rusher (406) 461-7341 ddrusher@aol.com or Jay Bernasek (406) 223-1969 jayb@mytopticom.net

September 12, 2020 (Saturday)
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
5th Annual End of Summer Insulator Swap Meet. 816 Flintlock Ridge Road, Mechanicsburg, PA. 12 September 2020 (Saturday), 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Set up starts at 8 AM. No fee for setup. Bring your own tables, chairs, insulators, and something for the potluck. Contact: Gus Stafford at gus.stafford@gmail.com, (717) 790-9183

September 19, 2020 (Saturday)
Ottawa, Illinois, USA
The Greater Chicago Insulator Club's annual fall swap meet will be held at the home of Tom and Mary Nugent located at 1999 N. Columbus St., Ottawa, IL 61350 from 9 a.m. - ?. Bring a table if you can. Free lunch. Club auction with Rick Soller taking bids. For more information or to RSVP, contact Tom at (815) 434-5157 or tnugent@ivnet.com. Although the address is listed as 1999 Columbus Street, attendees need to turn on Alexis Street to get to this address. You cannot see the house from Columbus Street and you have to travel to the end of Alexis Street to get to the address of the swap meet. Coming from I-80, Alexis Street is one mile south on Columbus Street/U.S. 30 and is the first right turn after Reynolds Manor Dr. You will be going west when you make the turn. Tom will have signs up to make it easier to find his domicile.

September 26, 2020 (Saturday)
Bath, Ontario, Canada
4th Annual Bath Antique Bottle and Insulator Show, Saturday September 26th, 2020. Time is from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Admission is Free, 428 Main St. Bath, Ontario, Canada K0H1G0. Vendor fee is $10 which get you a table which is 30" X 60". Please email Richard Dobing at loyalistcollectibles@gmail.com to reserve a spot or for more details.

September 26, 2020 (Saturday)
Lawrence, Kansas, USA
The First Annual Border States Antique Mart Show & Sale will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. Bldg 21, Lawrence, KS 66046. This show is a combination of the NW Missouri Insulator & Bottle Show in Platte City, MO and the Kansas Territory Bottle & Postcard Show in Hutchinson, KS. This will not replace our spring shows, but it will give our region a fall show. We are taking the place of another long time antique show, so citizens of the surrounding area are already used to coming. It will still be mainly insulators & bottles, but we will be adding a little more variety of dealers to attract more attendees. Lawrence is a college town off of I-70, in between Kansas City & Topeka, KS, with a good population. The facility is over 9500 square feet and we are already sold out with over 100 tables. There will be a food vendor on-site for convenience. Show will open to the public from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission is FREE. Contact Darryl Wagner at (816) 719-0801 or darryl@dwagnerkc.com for more information.

October 4, 2020 (Sunday)
Chelsea, Michigan, USA
The Huron Valley Bottle and Insulator Club annual show will be held at the Comfort Inn Conference Center located at 1645 Commerce Park Drive, Chelsea, Mi. (just north of the I-94/M53 exit. Hours:9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Admission is $3. For more information or sales tables, contact Rod Krupka (248) 627-6351 (rod.krupka@yahoo.com) or Mike Bruner at abbott4girls@sbcglobal.net.

October 24, 2020 (Saturday)
Garland, Texas, USA
The Garland Insulator and Collectibles Show will be held Saturday October 24, 2020 at the Springhill Suites by Marriott, 3251 E. George Bush Turnpike, Richardson Texas 75082, (972) 479-0300. Show hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM with free parking and free admission. Dealer tables are $35.00 each with setup Friday night from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday morning from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Contact show hosts Gary Fine (972) 414-9085 gfine102@aol.com or Mike Lyell (214) 681-0244 mikelyell@verizon.net for more information or to reserve a table.

December 4-5, 2020 (Friday-Saturday)
Tulare, California, USA
Date Change!! The 53rd Annual Tulare Insulator and Collectibles Show will be held In Tulare, California this December 4th and 5th, 2020. Over 80 dealer tables are available located in a large auditorium complete with a full-kitchen and plenty of parking spaces. Insulators, bottles, glassware, and much more can be found. Admission is free. Doors open Friday at 9:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM and on Saturday the hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Come to buy and browse. You won't be disappointed. For further information and location directions or to book a dealer table or two, please contact Bob Merzoian at (559) 359-2826 or bobmerzoian@mac.com.

November 6-8, 2020 (Friday-Sunday)
Springfield, Ohio, USA
The 50th Mid-Ohio Insulator Show will be held November 6-8 at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 South Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio. Exit 59 off I-70. Show hours are Friday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday from 9:00 AM to closing. Info: CURT BOSTER email: cboster530@att.net or (614) 301-5125 or LOIS BLAIR (740) 852-3148. Additional info at: www.insulators.info/shows/springfield/

January 16, 2021 (Saturday)
Maitland, Florida, USA
The annual Central Florida Insulator Collectors (CFIC) and the Antique Telephone Collectors Association (ATCA) Show will be held January 16, 2021 in Maitland, Florida in the Germaine Bldg. located at 220 W. Packwood. Sales tables are: First table is $25.00 and each additional table is $20.00. Set-up is from 7:30 AM 8:00 AM. with the public allowed in at 8:00 AM. until 3:00 PM. There will be coffee and donuts for the dealers. There will be lunch concessions on the premises. This is a one-day Show and Sale held annually on the same weekend as the "Renninger's Antique Extravaganza" in Mt. Dora, Fl. which begins for "Early Buyers" on Friday, January 15, 2021. For information and reservations contact: PAUL MIKULA, NIA#7466, 650 EAST CHAPMAN ROAD, OVIEDO, FL 32765. TEL: (407) 365-4686; EMAIL: wecoman@bellsouth.net

July 2-4, 2021 (Friday - Sunday)
Farmington, New Mexico, USA
The National Insulator Association's 52nd Annual Show and Convention will be held in Farmington, New Mexico, at the San Juan County Fairgrounds McGee Park Convention Center, located at #41 CR 5568, Farmington, NM 87401. There will be plenty of dealer table space and exhibitor space plus a multitude of things to do in the area. The headquarters hotel is the Farmington Courtyard by Marriott. Complete show information including dealer, exhibitor and banquet reservation forms plus hotel reservation directions are now available online at http://www.NIA2021.com or http://www.NIA.org Your Show Host is TOMMY BOLACK, (505) 325-4275 or (505) 325-7873. Contact Show Planning Committee Chairman: LOU HALL, (559) 284-4211, louhall@pacbell.net.

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