With over eight hundred antique dealers selling their wares, the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Fair stands to be the Antiquing Heaven in North California. With the event happening on every first Sunday of the month, this fair features items of quality, with no reproductions of any items allowed. One is sure to find an antique worth keeping. Now celebrating its tenth year, the show is ever growing, attracting more and more dealers, as well as shoppers, even attracting buyers hailing as far as Japan.
Happening on the former Alameda Point Naval Air Station in Alameda, California, it was initiated with two hundred fifty booths in 1998, and was attended by an estimated 3,300 shoppers out to do some antiquing. The Alameda Point Antiques fair have been featured in home and garden television programs like “Flea Market Finds”, as well as publications like Sunset Magazine. It is definitely growing in dealer/shopper attendance.
Antiquing is defined as the act of shopping for antiques, and is usually done in specialty shops, auctions, specialty bazaars, estate sales, and even in garage sales. Bottom line, wherever antiques are, antiquing is bound to happen.
The Alameda Point Fair stands to be the heaven for antiquing, as the event simply gives shoppers access to various antiques. And, since it happens every month, the event’s date frequency simply stands as a testament to the quality of antiques sold by dealers who rent booths to sell their merchandise.
With the venue for the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Fair adjacent to a National Wildlife Refuge, no pets are allowed when people go to the event for antiquing. Other than that, everyone is welcome to come. Co-produced by Betsy and Jerry Goldman and Allan and Sandra Michaan, the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Fair even has a website arm, titled Antiques by the Bay.
All in all, if antiquing is your cup of tea, you should take the time to stop by the Alameda Point and Collectibles Fair. For sure, you would definitely find something you’d just have to get your hands on. Every antique lover would find this Sunday affair fun and exciting.