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Upcoming shows

June 28-30, 2024 (Friday - Sunday)
Elkhart, Indiana, USA
The 55th NIA National Show & Convention will be held at the Northern Indiana Events Center, 21565 Executive Pkwy, Elkhart, IN 46514. Friday & Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Complete show information will be available in 2023 at the Logan Utah National and subsequently online. Show hosts: Kim Borgman kim.borgman@mdc-usa.com, Gene Hawkins 574-377-0171 gene.hawkins@mchsi.com, Arlen & Tina Rienstra 219-226-4975 and Darryl Wagner 816-719-0801 insulators@dwagnerkc.com

July 13, 2024 (Saturday)
Salem, Oregon, USA
14th Mid-Willamette Valley Insulator Show is returning after almost 10 year break. Tables available on first come basis. Onsite camping for tents and trailers. Friday afternoon/evening informal story telling good time session for early arrivals and distance travelers, show n' tell, view the displays and collections. Saturday 8:00 AM until the last person leaves. 1446 63rd Ave NE, Salem, OR 97317 Contact Nathan Lamkey (503) 580-5872 or glassinsulators@yahoo.com

July 13, 2024 (Saturday)
West Leechburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Western Reserve Insulator Club's 24th Annual Allegheny Valley Insulator Show & Sale West Leechburg Firemen's Recreation Hall, 1116 Gosser St. West Leechburg PA 15656. Show Hours 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Dealer setup 7:30 AM 8' table $20. Free Admission Contact: Ron Barth rktbarth@windstream.net (724) 845-8439

August 3, 2024 (Saturday)
Shelburn, Indiana, USA
**First Wabash Valley Insulator Show** will be held August 3, 2024 at the Shelburn Community Building, 30 Interurban St, Shelburn, IN 47879. Dealer set-up will begin Friday, August 2nd, at 2:00 PM EST. The show will open to the public at 8:30 AM, Saturday, August 3rd, and run until the last man leaves that evening. Sunday morning, the building will be open for dealer teardown. This day will not be advertised to the public. The show is located off of Highway 41 in Shelburn, IN, less than half an hour south of Interstate 70 in Terre Haute, and 35 minutes to Highway 50/150 in Vincennes. Just three hours from major cities such as Chicago, Cincinnati, Dayton, Fort Wayne, Louisville, and St. Louis, this is the perfect central location. Lodging is available in Sullivan, just 6 miles south on Highway 41. $30 for first table, $25 for each additional table. For more information or to reserve a table, please contact me, Cole King, cole.king@charter.com, (765) 278-8226

August 10, 2024 (Saturday)
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Chesapeake Bay Insulator Club 23rd Annual Insulator Show and Sale will be held August 10, 2024, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the West Manchester Township, Shiloh Fire Hall, 2190 Carlisle Road, York PA. Same location as last year's well attended show, come spend the day!! Convenient location with plenty of parking and free admission. Dealer set up will begin at 7:00 AM, contracts will be posted on the club website https://www.insulators.info/clubs/cbic/ , or contact Gregory Druck (717) 792-9050, email: gdruck3141@comcast.net

August 10, 2024 (Saturday)
Nisswa, Minnesota, USA
North Western Insulator Club Summer Swap and Sale. Join us for our summer event at the home of Colin and Karen Yennie, 1126 Ebert Drive, Nisswa, MN 56468. Hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM with set up in the yard. There is room for as many tables as you would like. Bring your own chairs too. An auction will be held around noon with any and all items welcome. Last year Dave French auctioned a great selection of porcelain pieces. Colin will fire up the grill for lunch. Please bring a side dish to share. This event is held rain or shine-we have canopies in case of uncooperative weather. We'll see you in August. For information: Colin Yennie, cryennie@hotmail.com, 507-271-3457

August 16-17 (Friday - Saturday)
Bend, Oregon, USA
Jefferson State Insulator Club Annual Tailgater will be held in the community of Tumalo at 64420 Research Road, Bend, Oregon Friday afternoon and Saturday starting at 7:00 AM in the morning. Lunch will be served to attendees Saturday beginning around 11:30 AM. Please bring your own table if possible. Please RSVP so we can make sure to have enough food and beverages for all. Contact info: Tim Wood: 541-923-4116 or email: cewtim@gmail.com Mid Norris: mudhen50@aol.com Howard Banks: 541-761-9456 or email: hbanks@budget.net Jim Sinasek: tumalojim@gmail.com or 541-301-9991.

August 17, 2024 (Saturday)
Toccoa, Georgia, USA
The Dixie Jewels Insulator Club's Summer Swap Meet, hosted by Ralph Dean and Mike Herron, will be held Saturday, August 17, 2024 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM in Toccoa, Georgia. The swap will be held at Mitchell Allen Memorial Hall, 160 Alexander Street, Toccoa GA, located at the historic Toccoa Depot and next door to the Currahee Military Museum. Around 20 tables will be available, so please contact Ralph Dean or Mike before the swap to reserve your sales table. If all those tables are spoken for, plan to bring your own table. This is always a well-attended show location with great assortment of insulators available. Admission is free and there is no charge to set up a sales table for Dixie Jewels members. For Non-members there is a nominal fee of $5 to have a sales table. Lunch will be provided, and all are asked to bring a covered dish, dessert or drinks to complement the meal. Mark your calendars now for a terrific day of awesome insulators and fellowship in the beautiful mountains of Northeast Georgia. For more information or to reserve a table please contact Ralph Dean at (770) 361-8976 (voice or text) or e-mail ralph.dean@att.net. Mike can be reached at hern@truvista.com. We look forward to seeing you in Toccoa.

August 23-24, 2024 (Friday - Saturday)
Helena, Montana, USA
2024 Big Sky Insulator Show Friday, August 23, from noon until 5:00 PM, and then Saturday, August 24, from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The show has air conditioning, indoor restrooms, a kitchen and great lighting as well!, We will also be serving our famous BBQ Sandwiches with salads and other goodies for lunch on Saturday. The show will be held at the 4H Community Center, 3553 Tizer Road, Helena, MT 59602. Dealer setup starts at 10:00 AM on Friday, and 8ft tables are $30/each. The usual Friday night get-together will be hosted by Ron & Peg Yuhas at their home. To reserve a table or for any other questions, contact Ron at (406) 439-4573 or at hemibluemuncie76@gmail.com or Doug Rusher (406) 461-7341 ddrusher@aol.com

August 24, 2024 (Saturday)
Mukwonago, Wisconsin, USA
Mukwonago's 1st Annual Meet Miniwaukan Park, 360 McKenzie Dr, Mukwonago, WI 53149. Several picnic tables will be available. Please bring your own tables and chairs. Lunch will be provided and served at noon. Please bring a side dish to share if you are able. Are you going to the Mukwonagoan? For information: Ross Berndt, ross.berndt@yahoo.com, 605-254-5815 Or: Justin Perrault, masters1122@yahoo.com, 262-613-9996

August 31, 2024 (Saturday)
Berkley, Michigan, USA
6th Annual Michigan Insulator Show. The last show was a great success and largest yet, time to do it again, everyone is welcome. The show hall is located in downtown Berkley which has great restaurants, a couple antique stores and other activities. If you like classic cars, the Woodward Dream Cruise is a couple weeks before the show, but there'll be many cars already out. For more information or questions feel free to message Curtis at (248) 515-4612, or crerickson1@gmail.com. Set up starts at 8:00 AM, show opens to the public at 9:00 AM. Tables are $25 each, please let me know soon as possible if you plan on setting up, hope to see you! Bottles, lightning rods, signs, etc are also welcomed.

September 7, 2024 (Saturday)
Rochester, Indiana, USA
GCIC Swap Meet at the home of Bob Fisher, Jennifer Alley-Fisher, and John Fisher, located at 6557 N. St. Rd. 25, Rochester, IN 46975. Bring a table if you can. Lunch provided. There will be an auction. Contact: Jennifer at jlalley341@yahoo.com or call (574) 551-9040 to RSVP or get more information.

September 14, 2024 (Saturday)
Richfield, Ohio, USA
Western Reserve Insulator Club's 14th Annual 'Oktoberfest' Insulator Show at the Masonic Hall, 3750 Grant Street, Richfield, OH 44286 (near the southeast corner of Routes 303 & 176), 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Free Admission. Dealer tables $20 for 8ft, $15 for 6ft, limited availability and subject to setup. Dealer Setup 9:00 -10:00 AM, Bratwurst and Root Beer available for lunch. Contact: John Hovanec 216-392-3622, email jrhovanec@ymail.com for details.

September 14, 2024 (Saturday)
Castle Rock, Colorado, USA
The 58th Annual Antique Bottle Collectors of Colorado Show is September 14, 2024 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Douglas County Fairgrounds at Kirk Hall, 500 Fairgrounds Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80104. A great selection of insulators and insulator collectors usually show up. Early dealer set up Sept 13th 12 PM-5 PM. Early admission Saturday, Sept. 14th at 8am is $10 and General Admission is free Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM. Contact: Fred Bjork, manfredbjork@yahoo.com, (719) 310-8388

September 21, 2024 (Saturday)
Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Border States Antique Show & Sale Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. Bldg 21, Lawrence, KS 66046. Insulators, bottles, jars, postcards, telephones, advertising, porcelain signs and many other table-top antiques. Hard to tell what you might find. Large well-lit hall with space for over 100 tables. Will reserve 75 8' tables first, then 6' tables. First 8' table $50, additional 8' tables $40 each. Well advertised & attended. For information: Darryl Wagner, insulators@dwagnerkc.com, 816-719-0801 Or: Mark Law, kansasbottles@gmail.com, 785-224-4836

September 21, 2024 (Saturday)
River Falls, Wisconsin, USA
North Western Insulator Club Fall Swap and Sale at The Moose Lodge 620 N Clark St. River Falls,WI 54022. Hours are 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. $10 a table to help with the cost of the lodge. Pot luck, so bring a dish or snack to share. An auction will be held around noon. For information: Mike Braun mbraun61@yahoo.com Cell: 651-999-9961

September 21, 2024 (Saturday)
Manchester, Connecticut, USA
The Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club is pleased to announce our Fall 2024 Swap on Saturday September 21. The swap is once again being held at the Manchester (CT) Land Conservation Trust Bush Hill Farm property. The address is 330 Bush Hill Rd, Manchester, CT. We will be outdoors in the back lot - follow the driveway to the right of the barn. If you have collector friends that are not members of the online insulator community, please let them know about the swap. ADMISSION IS FREE! This will be our only outdoor, informal get-together for 2024. Based on prior outdoor swaps, we anticipate many dealer tables as well a huge throng of eager collectors looking for goodies. Hours are 9-1. If you are planning on attending, PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 8. There is no charge to set-up as many tables as you want; all tabletop collectibles are welcome. There are no tables on-site so please bring whatever table(s) and chair(s) you need. There is a port-o-potty on site adjacent to the barn by the main road. Continuing our tradition, there will be a lunch provided by the Pole Cats, free of charge! If you are planning on attending and will be staying for lunch, please let me know ahead of time so I can get an accurate count for the lunch. In the unlikely event of bad weather, please look for an email or check the Yankee Pole Cat Facebook page for last minute updates. If you have any questions about the event, please contact me (John Rajpolt): rajpolt@earthlink.net or 203-257-3060

September 28, 2024 (Saturday)
Porterville, California, USA
Merzoian Brothers 25th Annual Tailgater The Merzoian Brothers Tailgater is to be held Saturday, September 28th 2024 under Mark Merzoian's large cool pole barn, located just south of Porterville (CA) (Hwy 65 south to Ave. 112. go west to 22593 Ave. 112). Tables, breakfast snacks, and lunch will be provided. Please join us. bring glass, mud, and go-withs to sell, trade, or just to "show-off". Reunite with friends from near and afar. The weather is usually cool and wonderful. There are several nice motels in Porterville. We like to think of our gathering as a "Mini-Rohde" (the King of Tailgaters). Start time is 8:00 AM and continues until the last vehicle leaves. Come and check us out. Please R.S.V.P. For more information and /or to RSVP: Contact Bob Merzoian (bobmerzoian@mac.com) (559-359-2826) OR Mark & Diana Merzoian (memerzoian@ocsnet.net) (559-359-0838 ) OR Dave Brown (1skychair@msn.com)

September 28, 2024 (Saturday)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
The 2023 Enchantment Insulator Club/New Mexico Historical Bottle Society 2023 Tailgater will be held September 28, 2024 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the North Domingo Baca Park, 7521 Carmel NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113. There are tables but you should probably bring your own with chairs plus an EZ-up if you have one. There are 3 large pavilions and 6 small ones west of the fire/police building at the NE corner of the park. Nearby are plenty of restaurants and takeout options. No fees! No electricity either. Host: Mike Gay, cdn102@swcp.com, (505) 480-0085

October 5, 2024 (Saturday)
Mayer, Arizona, USA
5th annual GCSIC Fall Meet Up will be meeting this fall. Show starts at 8:00 AM at 10090 3rd Street, Mayer, AZ 86333. We have a 99% chance of perfect weather, high 70s/low 80s. This is an out door event with the house open for those wanting to cool down and visit. You can expect to see insulators, bottles, jars, RR and locks, porcelain signs, marbles, and so much more. Please bring your own table/chair, cold drinks and lunch is provided. The last couple years have attracted several great dealers with some incredible early Western glass and Porcelain, please join us and take part in this wonderful Meet/Show. Contact: Jim Harlow, 928-830-7716 harlowmcll@gmail.com or Daryl Stahler (520) 331-9498 dwstahler@gmail.com

October 19, 2024 (Saturday)
Garland, Texas, USA
The Garland Insulator and Collectibles Show will be held Saturday October 19, 2024 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 $40.00 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 at 214-546-9804 or gfine102@aol.com or Mike Lyell 214-681-0244 or mikelyell@verizon.net for more information or to reserve a table.

November 1-3, 2024 (Friday - Sunday)
Springfield , Ohio, USA
54th MID-OHIO Insulator.Show will be held on November 1 - 3, 2024 at the Clark County Fairgrounds 4401 South Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio. Friday Noon to 6 pm, Saturday 8 am to 5 pm, Sunday 9 am to ??. Questions, contact Curt Boster at 614-301-5125 or via email at cboster530@att.net. More info visit https://www.insulators.info/shows/springfield/

December 8, 2024 (Sunday)
Enfield, Connecticut, USA
Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club Annual "Beat the Snow" Insulator, Bottle & Collectibles Show at the American Legion Hall - Enfield, Connecticut. 566 Enfield Street (US Route 5) - Exit 49 off I-91 (just minutes South of Mass. Turnpike - I-90 Exit 4) Show Hours: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Insulators * Bottles * Jars * Lightning Rod Equipment * Flasks * Stoneware * Telephone & Telegraph Collectibles * Railroadiana Advertising & Paper Ephemera * Small Table Top Antiques FREE ADMISSION For Show Information, contact: John Rajpolt (203) 261-1190 Email: rajpolt@earthlink.net

June 27-29, 2025 (Thursday - Sunday)
Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA
The National Insulator Association 56th Annual Convention, Show & Sale will be held on Friday, June 27 to Sunday, June 29, 2025 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA 01752. This is the same location as the 26th Annual Convention 30 years ago co-hosted by Bill and Jill Meier who return to host this show! Show hosts are Dario DiMare, 617-306-2420, dario@dariodesigns.com; Bill Meier, 781-999-3048, bill@insulators.info; Jill Meier, 781-999-3049, jill@insulators.info. More information will be available as show time approaches.

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