Area residents are invited to come together and celebrate history in more ways than one at the 39th annual Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show.
The show will take place this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Kane County Fairgrounds, according to a news release from the Wheaton Park District.
The event will be held by the Chicago Suburban Antique Dealers Association, which has been organizing shows and dealers since 1957, according to the nonprofit's website. A large selection of 18th, 19th and early 20th century pieces from 55 vendors across 14 states will be offered for sale at the fairgrounds, the release said.
For the second year, the show will donate a portion of its ticket sales to the DuPage County Historical Museum at 102 E. Wesley St. in Wheaton. The show's theme of early American wares was selected to complement the museum's exhibit "Early Illinois Folk Art, 1825-1925."
"We're encouraging visitors to visit the show and our exhibit to see these wonderfully crafted and fascinating examples of folk art," said Sara Buttita, a museum educator at the historical museum.
Author Tina Woltman, writer of the antique books "An Early Christmas" and "Christmas of Olde" will be present for a book signing.
Admission for the event is $8. Tickets can be purchased online at wheatonparkdistrict.com/tickets.
Previews of items available for sale and a coupon for reduced admission can be found at csada.com. For more information on the DuPage County Historical Museum, visit dupagemuseum.org or call 630-510-4941.
If you go
What: Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20
Where: Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road in St. Charles
Cost: $8 per person, with reduced coupon found at csada.com