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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Allegan Antique Market-treasure hunting

Many times we get asked where do we find all of our antiques, and the Allegan Antiques Market is one of them.  We have spent years hunting for that perfect treasure for the inn, and for our quarters, we have purchased such things as a coffee table, pedestal cake stands, silverware, china, yard art, tables, and a whole lot more.  So if you are looking for that special antique something for your home we suggest that you visit the antique Allegan Antique Market.  The show is the last Sunday of the month from April to September, and is just a short drive, or walk from our Michigan Bed and Breakfast.
Famous allegan "big chicken"
Once you arrive at the front gate, you cannot help but notice our famous "big chicken" at the front gate, you know you've arrived when you see the chicken, it has been standing guard at the front gate of the county fairgrounds for a very long time, and is home to the antique market.
One of the 450 booths at the market.

Whether you are looking for antique tools, furniture, knickknacks, collectibles, or even a boat or old car, I have seen it all at the market.  One of the nice things is that you can do some old fashioned haggling with the dealers directly, which I find to be a little fun, you can also find some real treasures that are cheap compared to regular antique stores, and the like.  We purchased a very large punch bowl, and cups which sit in our built in china cabinet in our side foyer for $125, a huge steal, and one of the things that I prize most..be sure to check it out when visiting the Mansion. 

Good example of the diversity of items for sale.

Nice old English desk.  Circa 1880 
The Allegan Antiques Market has over 450 dealers inside and outside, that sell just about anything that you can imagine.  There also is food available, as long as fair food is your cup of tea, for those who do not care for fair food, Gretchens Kitchen offers some good eats and amazingly a very large selection for such a small trailer. 

One must note:  DOGS are no longer allowed at the Antiques Market.

The particulars:
Allegan Antiques Market
150 Allegan County Fair Drive
Allegan, Mi. 49010
Hours Last Sunday of the month 8 AM till 4 PM


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1 Comments:

At April 29, 2012 at 3:21 AM , Anonymous Robert said...

Nice post which The Allegan Antiques Market has over 450 dealers inside and outside, that sell just about anything that you can imagine. There also is food available, as long as fair food is your cup of tea, for those who do not care for fair food, Gretchens Kitchen offers some good eats and amazingly a very large selection for such a small trailer. Thanks a lot for posting this article.

 

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