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Upcoming shows

August 17, 2019 (Saturday)
Porterville, California, USA
The Merzoian Brothers Tailgater is to be held Saturday, August 17 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 17, 2019 (Saturday)
Loudon, Tennessee, USA
Enjoy a day with fellow collectors at the Dixie Jewels Insulator Club summer swap meet on Saturday, August 17 from 9:00 AM 2:00 PM at the Bethany Baptist Church, 3586 Hwy. 72 N, Loudon, TN 37774. This swap will be hosted by Stephen and Robin Ruppel. This location is easy to find. Loudon is located a short distance south of Knoxville, TN off I-75, exit 72. Bring insulators, go-withs, bottles, or other collectibles. Set up is free for DJIC members, and $5 for non-members. The good news is that after you pay $5, you will be a DJIC member. There will be several sales tables available, or you may bring your own. Please contact Stephen Ruppel, (865) 228-7086 ahead of the swap meet date to reserve sales tables. A noon meal will be served. If you wish to bring a side dish, desserts or drinks it will be appreciated, but is certainly not required. No-body goes hungry at a DJIC swap! A good crowd of collectors from 6-10 states is expected, and there will be plenty of insulators available for purchase or trade. Enjoy great fellowship with other collectors and plan to add some nice insulators to your collection! For More Information, Contact: Stephen Ruppel (865) 228-7086

August 18, 2019 (Sunday)
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Mid-Hudson Bottle Show 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM; early buyers enter at 8:00 AM for $15. Location is the Poughkeepsie Elks Lodge 275, 29 Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, New York. Contact Info for tables: Mike Stephano, 27 Rogers Road, Hyde Park, New York 12538, (845) 233-4340, mjsantique@aol.com. This show is sponsored by the Hudson Valley Bottle Club, a FOHBC member club.

August 23-24, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
Bend, Oregon, USA
The annual Jefferson State Insulator Club's Tres-Amigos Insulator Show & Sale in Central Oregon will be held August 23 - 24 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 24, 2019 (Saturday)
Nisswa, Minnesota, USA
Join the fun with the North Western Insulator Club Summer Swap Meet in Minnesota lake country. The Yennies' will host at their home at Nisswa Minnesota for a day of insulators, go-withs, food and friends. We will spread out in the yard and, if necessary, the garage. There will be plenty of canopies available in case of rain. Set up starts at 9:00 AM and goes until 3:30 PM. Bring your tables and a chair. Colin will be grilling brats, burgers, and hot dogs for lunch, please bring a dish to pass. Bring items to donate for the club-sponsored auction and plan to bid often-there are always unexpected treasures to be had! For questions or more info, contact Colin Yennie at (507) 289-1095 (land line) or (507) 271-3457 (call or text). Or email cryennie@hotmail.com

August 31, 2019 (Saturday)
Mayer, Arizona, USA
GRAND CANYON STATE INSULATOR CLUB PRESENTS: 2019 SUMMER MEET-UP & INSULATOR SALE/SWAP 8:00 AM ALL ARE WELCOME Buy - Sell - Trade Bring your own tables and chairs. 10090 3rd Street, Mayer, AZ 86333 ( Lunch provided for GCSIC Members ) Longtime GCSIC member Jim Harlow has graciously offered to host a club gathering at his home in Mayer, AZ on August 31, 2019. The temps in Mayer this time of year should be in the mid to upper 80's as opposed to the 100 degree plus temps you will find in the Phoenix valley metro area. So come beat the heat. Bring a table and chairs and some insulators to sell, trade or show-and-tell. Lunch provided for GCSIC members. We will be discussing and planning future meet-ups, group hunting excursions, club displays at the upcoming 2020 and 2021 Nationals and more. Contact for Directions or Questions: Jim Harlow 928 830-7716 harlowmcl1@gmail.com; Daryl Stahler 520-331-9498 dwstahler@gmail.com; Nathan Smack 567-686-6765 ohiovalleyglassco@gmail.com

September 7-8, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
The Abbotsford Insulator Show will be hosted at the home of Mark and Laura Schultz on September 7th and 8th 2019 Saturday and Sunday. Guests are welcome to arrive earlier in the week. Tables are provided but limited and a lunch will also be provided at 12:00 PM R.V. space is available but limited to around five or six units Hope to see you and bring lots of insulators. Mark Schultz 33911 Farmer Rd. Abbotsford British Columbia, Canada V2S7M3

September 8, 2019 (Sunday)
Lakewood, Colorado, USA
TRIPLE RIDGE SWAP MEET AND BBQ Sunday, September 8th 10 AM to 3 PM 2513 S. Balsam St., Lakewood, CO 80227. Please bring a side dish or beverage. We will provide burgers and brats. Please also bring a table and chairs if you can. Let's have some fun!! Please RSVP to: Mike Green 303-549-5028 N2glass@centurylink.net or Sean Green 303-521-4157

September 14, 2019 (Saturday)
Ottawa, Illinois, USA
The Greater Chicago Insulator Club's annual fall swap meet will return for the second time to the home of Tom and Mary Nugent although one week later than in previous years. Their home located at 1999 N. Columbus St., Ottawa, IL 61350. 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.

September 21, 2019 (Saturday)
Houston, Texas, USA
The Lone Star Insulator Club will host their 28th annual Houston Insulator & Collectibles show at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport from 9 AM to 4 PM on September 21, 2019. Free parking and admission! Contact show hosts Chris Renaudo (713) 826-5923 or crenaudo@aol.com, Keith Brooking (979) 245-2558 or keithbrooking@sbcglobal.net, or John Hall (281) 851-6585 or jhall@ix.netcom.com for more information or to reserve a table.

September 21, 2019 (Saturday)
Richfield, Ohio, USA
The Western Reserve Insulator Club's 9th 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. 8-foot Dealer Tables $20. 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 28, 2019 (Saturday)
Bath, Ontario, Canada
Bath Antique Bottle and Insulator Show will be held Saturday September 28th from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM at 428 Main Street, in Bath Ontario Canada. Vendor costs are $10 to set up, and tables are limited so reach out to loyalistcollectibles@gmail.com to secure your spot. Last year's event was a great success with great deals to be found!

September 28, 2019 (Saturday)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Enchantment Insulator Club/New Mexico Historical Bottle Society 32nd Annual Insulator, Bottle, Barbwire and Collectibles Show and Sale. Elite Sports Academy, 501 Main Street, Albuquerque NM 87104. The venue is in historic Old Town ABQ and last year's dealers and attendees loved it! Show setup and dealer trading Friday afternoon & evening, September 27. Saturday September 28 public show hours 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Info: MIKE GAY (505) 480-0085. E-mail: cdn102@swcp.com

September 28, 2019 (Saturday)
Hebron, Connecticut, USA
The Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club will be holding their 3rd annual fall swap meet at the home of Stan and Terri Mirecki on September 28.The venue is located at 173 East Street, Hebron, CT. The get together will be informal and fun and we ask that you bring your insulators and antiques as well as tables and chairs. Official hours are 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, yet early birds and stragglers are welcome. There is ample parking and setup room in the side yard. Please park along the tree line and be cautious - the driveway is very long and narrow with room for one car at a time. Keep your appetites and a $10 donation for a cookout lunch served around noon. Bring a dish if you would like. Please RSVP at least one week in advance if you are planning on having lunch so we can get an accurate head count for food preparation. Contact ZAC MIRECKI to RSVP for lunch of with any questions: (860) 916-9014 or zac.mirecki@yahoo.com.

October 5, 2019 (Saturday)
River Falls, Wisconsin, USA
The North Western Insulator Club invites you all to join us for the annual Fall Insulator Swap Meet and Show in beautiful River Falls, WI. Meet us at the Moose Lodge, 620 N Clark St and the hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission and tables are free and lunch is available at the Lodge-please bring a dish to pass. Best Maid cookies-made in River Falls-will be out sweet treat of the day. An auction to benefit the club will be held at midday so bring merchandise to sell and be prepared to bid often and fast. For questions and to reserve your table, contact Mike Braun at mbraun61@yahoo.com or phone (715) 426-0887. We'll see you in August

October 6, 2019 (Sunday)
Chelsea, Michigan, USA
Annual Huron Valley Bottle and Insulator Club Show. Held at the Comfort Inn Conference Center,1645 Commerce Park Drive, Chelsea,Mi. (just north of I-94/M52 exit. Hours: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Admission $3.00, For more information or sales tables, contact Rod Krupka at (248) 627-6351 or Mike Bruner at abbott4girl@sbcglobal.net

October 26, 2019 (Saturday)
Garland, Texas, USA
The Garland Insulator and Collectibles Show will be held Saturday October 26, 2019 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. For information contact Gary Fine (972) 414-9085 gfine102@aol.com or Mike Lyell (214) 681-0244 mikelyell@verizon.net.

October 26, 2019 (Saturday)
Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA
I am very happy to announce that the 3rd annual PSIC swap meet will be held on October 26th in Shawnee, OK. Please bring your own table(s) and pop-up shade/rain cover as this will be held outside rain or shine! Please bring a dish and drink to share for the pot-luck lunch. PLEASE RSVP THE TOTAL NUMBER IN YOUR GROUP AND WHAT YOU WILL BE BRINGING FOR THE POTLUCK LUNCH TO brian@domeglass.com or call (620) 779-1741 WHEN: October 26, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM start 12 O'clock potluck lunch 12:30 PM club meeting WHERE: 20 Orlando Ct. Shawnee, OK 74804 WHAT TO BRING: Table, chairs, pop-up cover, insulators (for sale, trade, or show and tell), side or main dish, drink, etc. Sincerely, Club President Brian Riecker (620) 779-1741

November 1-3, 2019 (Friday-Sunday)
Springfield, Ohio, USA
The 49th Mid-Ohio Insulator Show will be held November 1-3 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/

November 1-2, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
Tulare, California, USA
The 52nd Annual Tulare Insulator and Collectibles Show will be held In Tulare, California this November 1st and 2nd, 2019. Over 80 dealer tables are available located in a large auditorium complete with a full-kitchen and plenty of parking spaces. Insulators, bottles, glassware, crafts, 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 16, 2019 (Saturday)
Toccoa, Georgia, USA
The Dixie Jewels Insulator Club's Fall swap meet, hosted by Tom, Mike and Casey Herron, will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Toccoa, Georgia. The swap will be held at Mitchell Allen Memorial Hall, located at the historic Toccoa Depot and next door to the Currahee Military Museum. The Toccoa Depot has been restored to its original appearance in 1940 and showcases the history of Toccoa and Stephens County, Georgia, along with many artifacts detailing the lives and experiences of the men in the 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment who trained for combat missions at nearby Camp Toccoa, made famous by the hit HBO miniseries, "Band of Brothers". Tours of the museum can be arranged for those interested at minimal cost. Around 15 tables will be available, so please contact Mike Herron before the swap to reserve your sales table. If all those tables are spoken for, plan to bring your own table. There is lots of room in the meeting hall and there will be a great assortment of insulators for sale. Admission is free and there is no charge to set up a sales table. Lunch will be provided and others 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 contact MIKE HERRON at (706) 599-4705 or e-mail hern@truvista.net.

December 8, 2019 (Sunday)
Enfield, Connecticut, USA
Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club Annual "Beat the Snow" Insulator, Bottle, and Tabletop Collectibles Show and Sale. American Legion Hall, 566 Enfield Street (US Route 5), Enfield, Connecticut 06082. Show hall is one mile from Exit 49 of I-91 on the Connecticut/Massachusetts border. 20 minutes north of Hartford; 20 minutes south of the Mass Pike. Show Hours 8 AM to 2 PM. Dealer Setup 6 AM to 8 AM. Free Admission. 30+ sales tables as well as several displays. Free display space available. For dealer contracts, display information, or just general show questions - please contact JOHN RAJPOLT (203) 261-1190. E-Mail: rajpolt@earthlink.net

January 18, 2020 (Saturday)
Maitland, Florida, USA
The annual Central Florida Insulator Collectors (CFIC) and the Antique Telephone Collectors Association (ATCA) Show will be held January 18, 2020 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 17th. For information and reservations contact: PAUL MIKULA, NIA#7466, 650 EAST CHAPMAN ROAD, OVIEDO, FL 32765. TEL: (407) 365-4686; EMAIL: wecoman@bellsouth.net

January 18, 2020 (Saturday)
Strongsville, Ohio, USA
Western Reserve Insulator Club's 21st Annual Winterfest / Swap Meet & Club Meeting at the Spyglass Hill Recreation Center, 13201 Compass Point Drive, Strongsville, OH 44136. Dealer Setup: 9:00 AM; Show Hours: 10:00 AM -3:00 PM. Club Meeting and Lunch: 12-1:30 PM. There are no admission or table charges, but space is limited, so please contact us ahead of time if you plan to set up! Info/RSVP to JOHN HOVANEC (216)392-3622, E-mail jrhovanec@ymail.com

February 1, 2020 (Saturday)
Yuma, Arizona, USA
Grand Canyon State Insulator club (GCSIC) is happy to announce the 21st annual tailgater swap meet coming up in a few months (Feb 1st 2020). This will be the first year that Diane & myself have taken over as hosts of this well know event! This is one you don't want to miss! Last year we drew collectors from 10 different states (and Canada) from as far away as New York! We had 29 sellers with 36 tables and plenty of glass and porcelain to choose from There were over 50 people in total that attended. Lunch will be served and is free (Donations are appreciated). The last 4 years, many of the collectors get together for dinner the Friday before the event. Over those four years the pre-festivities have grown to a group of over 20 people. This year we will try to locate a venue that can accommodate us a little better. Lunch will be served and is free (Donations are appreciated). Much more exciting info to coming the following months. The location is the same as always - Riverside Park Yuma Arizona. Take I-8 to exit 1 (8th st.) Follow 8th St to Prison Hill Rd, turn right at the top of the hill onto Levee Rd. For information contact: Daryl Stahler dwstahler@gmail.com (520) 331-9498 Jim Harlow harlowmcl1@gmail.com Nathan Smack ohiovalleyglassco@gmail.com Much more exciting info to coming the following months.

February 15, 2020 (Saturday)
Milton, Georgia, USA
The Dixie Jewels Insulator Club's first swap of 2020 will be Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM at the Bethel Community Center, 2695 Hopewell Rd., Milton, GA 30004. Host will be Ralph Dean. Collectors are expected from 6-10 states. Free table set-up for DJIC members, $5 for non-members. A noon meal will be provided. For more info, e-mail Ralph Dean at ralph.dean@att.net or phone (770) 361-8976.

April 4, 2020 (Saturday)
Wheaton, Illinois, USA
The Dupage Collectors Expo will be held Saturday, April 4th, at the Dupage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, Illinois, Hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Items for sale & trade include: Insulators, Lightning Rod items & Weathervanes, Telephone & Telegraph items, Bottles, Jars, etc. Info: BOB STAHR: bob@hemingray.com (630) 793-5345 and RICK SOLLER: com574@clcillinois.edu (847) 782-8602.

April 4, 2020 (Saturday)
West Leechburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Western Reserve Insulator Club's 20th Annual Allegheny Valley Insulator Show & Sale. W. Leechburg Fireman's Recreation Hall, 1116 Gosser St. W. Leechburg PA 15656. Show Hours 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Dealer setup 7:30 AM. 8' table $20. Info: RON BARTH 724-845-8439 rktbarth@windstream.net

May 16, 2020 (Saturday)
Mountain Home, North Carolina, USA
The spring Dixie Jewels Insulator Club swap meet will be held from 9:00-3:00 on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the Mountain Home Fire and Rescue on U.S. Hwy. 25 in Mountain Home, North Carolina. Our hosts will be Fred and Sheila Pittman. This is always a popular location and collectors are expected from all over the southeast. Bring your own sales tables. Free set-up for DJIC members, $5 for non-members. A noon meal will be served and side dishes and desserts are appreciated, but not mandatory. For more info e-mail Fred Pittman at trailat@bellsouth.net or phone (828) 768-5060.

June 6, 2020 (Saturday)
Berkley, Michigan, USA
The 3rd annual swap meet is up and running again, with a new location. The same day and time as the famous St. John Woods neighborhood garage sale. The location is only a 1 hour drive north of the Michigan/Ohio or Toledo boarder on I-75. Set up is free, please bring your own tables. Some food will be provided, not necessary but if you like, bring a dish to pass. Show location: 3518 Cumberland Rd Berkley MI, 48072, show time 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Contact information: Curtis Erickson (248) 515-4612 crerickson1@gmail.com

June 12-14, 2020 (Friday - Sunday)
Logan, Utah, USA
The National Insulator Association's 51st Annual Show and Convention will be held at the Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan, Utah. The fairgrounds is located at 450 South 500 West, Logan, UT 84321. There will be plenty of dealer space and exhibit space plus a multitude of things to do in the area. Complete show information will be available in 2019 at the Orlando National and subsequently online. Show Hosts are: DON & JEANNE BRIEL, (435) 753-5786, Don.Briel@comcast.net and ARNOLD & LINDA SMITH, (801) 829-3383, smithlrh@hotmail.com. http://www.nia.org/shows/2020_national/index.htm

July 10-12, 2020 (Friday-Sunday)
Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The 2020 European meeting is set for July 10-12 in Krefeld Germany, everyone is welcome! The show will be held on Saturday July 11th, other activates will be on Friday and Sunday. More information to follow.

July 2-4, 2021 (Friday - Sunday)
Farmington, New Mexico, USA
The National Insulator Association's 52nd Annual Show and Convention will be held at the McGee Park Convention Center in Farmington, New Mexico. The fairgrounds are located at #41 CR 5568, Farmington, NM 87401. There will be plenty of dealer space and exhibit space plus a multitude of thing to do in the area. Complete show information will be available in 2020 at the Logan, Utah National and subsequently online. Your Show Host is TOMMY BOLACK, (505) 325-4275 or (505)325-7873. Co-Hosts are LOU HALL, (559) 284-4211, louhall@pacbell.net and MIKE DOYLE, (559) 303-4464, ustelco@gmail.com

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