Connecticut antique show moving to Massachusetts

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The Connecticut Spring Antiques Show is heading to Massachusetts.

As many as 70 dealers and 15,000 visitors will travel next spring to the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass., home of the Big E.

The Hartford Courant reports that organizers were set to gather at the Connecticut Expo Center in Hartford where the 39-year-old show has drawn visitors for a decade.

However, new owners of the Expo Center rejected the event.

The Haddam Historical Society, the host of the antique show, looked at about 30 sites in Connecticut but none was acceptable.

Terry Smith, co-president of the historical society’s board of directors, says the show’s organizers would prefer to stay in Connecticut. But she says being 10 miles over the state line will not hurt the show.


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