Sponsored by Our Chapter
July 27 • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, July 28 • 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 29 • 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Set-Up: Thursday, July 28 • 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Roanoke Civic Center, Special Events Hall,
710 Williamson Road,
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Sign up to have one of your items appraised by the
famous Ken Farmer!
Ken will be appraising items from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., but timeslots are filling up quickly! Appraisal will be done for $10.00 and only one item per vistor. There will be 20 appraisals scheduled per hour, and you must bring original item---no photographs. You must sign up to reserve your timeslot. Hurry and contact the Show Chairman to schedule your timeslot:
Contact Our Show Chairman, Sara Brooks, for more Information:
A Little History of our Antique Expo:
In 1967, the Gen. James Breckenridge Chapter, DAR, was looking for ways to raise funds to support the many programs of their organization. The then Regent of the Chapter, Nita Willis, an amateur antique dealer herself, convinced the ladies of the Chapter that developing one big project was far better than trying to have a dozen bake sales during the year and certainly preferable to asking the members to contribute out of their own pockets! She proposed that they hold an antique show as that project.
The first DAR Antique Show was held in 1967 at the Roanoke National Guard Armory on Reserve Avenue with 20 hand picked dealers from around the region. The show lasted one day and was a rousing success. Admission to the show was $1.00 and the ladies netted $800.00 profit from their efforts.
Forty-four years later, the DAR Antique Show has grown into one of the premier antique shows in the state. The three day event, now called the Roanoke Valley Antiques Expo, is held at the Roanoke Civic Center during the third weekend of July each year. The show hosts over 60, still handpicked, dealers from all over the US. There is no flea market merchandise, reproductions, or crafts. The show offers only quality antiques from professional dealers. Merchandise includes antique silver, glassware and china from all over the world, furniture and accessories from many different periods of American, European and Oriental history, estate jewelry, household and personal curiosities from years past, antique rugs, old and rare books and magazines, and many other unusual and unique items.
We are so excited to see you there this year!