Antiques at Rhinebeck Show at Dutchess Fairgrounds

Billed as “not a flea market, but a well-respected event for beginning to advanced collectors,” Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck Show and Sale is a great way to kick off your upstate antiquing crawls for summer 2017. The event, which has been running for more than 35 years, happens at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on May 27 and 28, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

About 125 dealers and exhibitors are expected at this weekend’s event, organized by Barn Star Productions. Folk and fine art, American and European antiques, estate and vintage jewelry including watches, mid-century modern furnishings, Native American, silver, art pottery, posters, quilts and vintage textiles, garden and architectural decorations, lighting, early toys and banks and stoneware will among be the many items on view and offered for sale.

In the spotlight this weekend will be a special show exhibit of “The Lost Photographs of Iconic Rock Stars from the 1960s,” presented by photographer/author/Western art and antiques dealer Michael Friedman. See and purchase new prints from recently rediscovered negatives depicting the likes of Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger, James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Paul Butterfield, Kris Kristofferson and many more.

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New at the event this year will be a Gourmet Food Truck Court. Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the gate. Parking is free at the Dutchess Fairgrounds, located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck. To purchase, or to find out more about the exhibitors, call (914) 474-8552, e-mail barnstar1@aol.com or visit www.barnstar.com/rhinebeckspring.html or http://bit.ly/2q9iEeU.