Barn Star’s Antiques in Rhinebeck at Dutchess Fairgrounds

If health and prosperity favor you, a time comes in your life when your home-décor situation has progressed beyond Castoff Eclectic, through Ikea Parts Missing and arrived at a point where you can now focus on a coherent aesthetic theme of choice. If you live in the Hudson Valley and lean stylistically toward rustic Americana, you’re in luck: The local antiques market should prove a fertile hunting ground.

Stalking furniture auctions, yard sales and antique shops can be a fun hobby, even addictive; but it’s also time-consuming. Maybe you simply want to cut to the chase and find those perfect missing items to furnish your home, so you can revel in your surroundings after a long day at work. Why not check out an event where thousands of lovely antiques are all gathered in one place for your examination and purchase?

The Rhinebeck-based company called Barn Star Productions organizes “Antiques at Rhinebeck” events the Dutchess County Fairgrounds each spring and fall, with one planned for this very weekend. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, some 140 antiques dealers will be on hand at the sprawling fairgrounds displaying their wares. Barn Star’s Antiques at Rhinebeck showcases products like Americana, “High Country” and Mid-century Modern furniture and accessories, fine art, estate jewelry, silver, glassware, primitives, Oriental rugs, garden decorations, marine accessories, books, toys, better collectibles such as doorstops, decorated stoneware and so on.

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Admission costs $10 per person per day. Leave your pets at home, please. The Dutchess County Fairgrounds are located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck. For more info, visit http://barnstar.com or www.facebook.com/barnstarsantiquesatrhinebeck.

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