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Painted 8ft. tall barber pole with vivid original paint, $8,900, Michael and Sally Whittemore, Washington, Ill. Photo copyright Catherine Saunders-Watson.

Dates announced for Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show

New Hampshire Antiques Show
A room-size booth filled with American antiques, signs and primitives as seen at the 2017 edition of the Annual New Hampshire Antique Show. NHADA image

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Some things never get old. Back for its 61st celebration, this year’s Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show promises 67 exhibitors from all over the country showcasing some of the finest displays of furniture, fine and decorative arts, antique jewelry, folk art and more. Held at The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly The Radisson) from August 9-11, highly reputable dealers will join together with thousands of buyers and enthusiasts in search of high-quality antiques while enjoying NH’s no sales tax.

“We want people to come and enjoy the journey through time that the show offers,” said Tommy Thompson, president of the board of Directors for the New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association. “As they interact with some of the most informed art and antiques experts in the nation, they can expect it to be engaging, informative and fun.”

New Hampshire Antiques Show
This wonderfully carved squirrel was an attraction at the 2017 edition of the Annual New Hampshire Antique Show. NHADA image

The New Hampshire Antiques Show caps off a week of antique events known as Antiques Week in New Hampshire, and is a well-known tourism draw for the state, attracting passionate dealers and collectors from all around the country.  Whether a newcomer or a seasoned collector, there is something for everyone.  The show’s organizers and dealers spend a full year amassing a variety of goods and acquiring inventory pleasing to all levels of collectors, who look forward to this annual event. Booths are continually re-stocked throughout the three-day event, so visitors will want to take advantage of free return visits after paying the initial admission fee. Every day will bring new fresh-to-market items not to be missed.

New Hampshire Antiques Show
John Sideli of Westport, Mass., is a new exhibitor taking part in the 2018 Annual New Hampshire Antique Show. NHADA image

Two new exhibitors will participate in this year’s show: John Sideli from Westport, Massachusetts; and Samuel W. Forsythe Antiques of Columbus, Ohio.  John Sideli, an artist and antiques dealer that has an eye for antiques, enjoys dealing in colorful and graphic Americana.  “I have long been an admirer of the New Hampshire Antiques Show and its unique stature and reputation,” said Sideli. “I am pleased and excited to have the opportunity to become part of it,” he added.

Samuel Forsythe said he is “thrilled” to join the prestigious New Hampshire Antiques Show, as well. His booth always includes a wide range of material, but of primary interest is redware and 18th-century American antiques.

Admission is $15 on Thursday and $10 on Friday and Saturday. Visitors under 30 (with proper ID) are admitted free and as always, there are free return visits to the show after initial admission.

Show hours are:  Thursday, August 9 & Friday, August 10, from 10 am – 7 pm; and Saturday, August 11, 10 am – 4 pm. For more information, visit


About NH Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA):

The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) is one of the largest antiques organizations of its kind, with 200 plus in-state and out-of-state members dedicated to integrity and courtesy in their business dealings and to an awareness and appreciation for objects of antique value.  From its humble beginnings in 1957, when membership dues were five dollars, the NHADA has developed a reputation for being one of the most respected dealer organization in the country.

New Hampshire Antiques Show