2003 Spring Season

Litchfield, CT -- Contact: Janet L. Serra For Immediate Release 860-567-4506 lhcvbnwct@aol.com In Connecticut's Litchfield Hills, where many towns date back to Colonial days, it is no surprise that antiquing is a year-round joy. But come spring each year, collectors flock to two of these historic towns for two special shows, the Litchfield County Antiques Show May 17 and 18, and the Woodbury Antiques Show, June 14 and 15, each attracting distinguished dealers from far away as well as close to home. Litchfield County Antiques Show The big Litchfield County show held indoors at the Goshen Fairgrounds on Route 63 features nearly 40 exhibitors from 12 states offering fine 18th and 19th century European and American furnishings, furniture, paintings, folk art, jewelry, ceramics, textiles and oriental rugs. In addition to outstanding Connecticut dealers, visitors will be able to see a variety of treasures from other states, such as antique quilts from Rocky Mountain Quilts in York Village, ME; 17th and 18th century English oak and country furnishings and 19th century marine paintings from Running Battle antiques of Millbrook, New York, and antique prints and maps from the 17th to 19th centuries from the Washington Square Gallery of Philadelphia. This is the fourth year for this show organized by the Antiques Council, with proceeds to benefit Greenwoods Counseling Services, Inc, a nonprofit, non-sectarian referral organization serving Litchfield County. For information, call 860-567-0300. Woodbury Antiques Show Some 250 dealers will be on hand for the annual show held in Three Rivers Park, Jacks Bridge Road off Route 47 in Woodbury, the town known as Connecticut's "Antiques Capital" for its many shops. American and European fine and folk art, and garden and architectural antiques will be featured in an informal setting in the open and under tents. Visitors will find free parking and an outdoor food court. Admission is $8 for Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sunday, June 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early admission on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. is $20. Children under 16 are admitted free. Proceeds will benefit Woodbury's Glebe House Museum and their Gertrude Jekyll Garden. For information, phone 845-876-0161. For more information on special packages and a free copy of UNWIND, a 40-page color guide to lodging, dining and all the attractions in the area, write to the Litchfield Hills Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 968, Litchfield, CT 06759, call (860) 567-4506 or visit their web site at www.litchfieldhills.com.