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Upcoming shows

May 24-25, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
Spokane, Washington, USA
The Umpteenth Annual Spudfest show will be held: 24-25 May, Friday-Saturday. Friday is 1200 to whenever, the usual BS and storytelling session. Saturday is 900 to whenever, as the usual show, swap, and sale. Location is: the Burger Compound 8925 S. Cheney Road Spokane WA. Best to look for the buried school buses and turn up the hill, following the old openwire phone line. If all else fails, telephonic communication is encouraged. POC's include (509) 981-1747 and (509) 953-4150 No charge for tables, but we do ask that you call and reserve on, so we have enough on hand. If people have their own, that's great too. The Spudmeister also likes a rough head count to ensure enough brisket is smoked, so no one goes without. The cooking process is four days, so last minute surprises will result in much sadness. This year's featured artist is Buck Futz, performing three shows daily on the main stage. The audience is invited to bring their kazoos.

June 1, 2019 (Saturday)
Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA
45th Annual Pennsylvania Insulator Show & Sale will be Saturday, June 1st, at 1837 Perkiomenville Road, Perkiomenville, PA 18074. Come & enjoy a day with your collector friends. Buy, sell & trade insulators and related items. Please bring a food item for the insulator picnic. 9:00 AM until the last person leaves. Info: STEVE BOBB (610) 539-6533 or email: sbobb1@verizon.net or CLAUDE WAMBOLD (215)-234-8413 or email: acwambold2@verizon.net

June 1, 2019 (Saturday)
Tama, Iowa, USA
The 22nd Annual Hawkeye State Insulator Swap Meet is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st at the Tama Civic Center from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Civic Center is located at 305 Siegel St. in downtown Tama, IA. Those attending can plan on setting up at 7:00 AM. There is no cost to set up at this event and lunch will be provided for those attending. This annual event tends to draw dealers from Iowa and surrounding states and is a very relaxed atmosphere enjoyed by all. We are again looking forward to hosting you and provide some good Midwest hospitality in the Hawkeye State. For additional information and table reservation, please contact DAVE SHAW at (641) 484-5463 or e-mail at dashaw@mchsi.com

June 8, 2019 (Saturday)
San Diego, California, USA
San Diego Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show and Sale. Expect everything from insulators to antiques at this event. Raffles and historic and educational displays. Free parking and free admission from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Held at the Courtyard Marriott/Liberty Station 2592 Laning Rd San Diego, CA 92109. For more information contact, Jim Walker (858) 490-9019 or jfw@internetter.com Club site: www.sdbottleclub.org

June 14-16, 2019 (Friday-Sunday)
Orlando, Florida, USA
2019 National Insulator Association's Annual Convention and Show, Oceans Convention Center at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821. 15,000+ sq. ft of Glass and Porcelain Insulators, Hardware, Signs, Lightning Rod Balls, Battery Jars and Rests, Lamps, Bottles, Jars, Telephone and related items and MUCH, MUCH more! 175+ Dealer and Display tables. Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (NIA only). Open to the public Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. and Sunday 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. WANTED: DEALERS!! Additional show info available now: Jacqueline Linscott-Barnes (bluebellwt@aol.com). For more information see http://www.nia.org/shows/2019_national/

June 22, 2019 (Saturday)
Winchester, New Hampshire, USA
Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club's 1st Annual "North of the Border" Picnic, hosted by the Klaus Family. 10 Duso Road, Winchester, NH. Our house is located just "North of the Border" from Northfield MA, 10 minutes east of Brattleboro VT, 15 minutes south of Keene NH. An acre of flat groomed lawn and some shade trees. FREE setup and FREE Admission. Setup 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. "Public" hours 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Bring your own tables and chairs. We'll have coffee and muffins for all of you early risers. Signage and parking info will be posted before you arrive. Lunch will be served at 12:00 PM. The usual burgers and dogs, with good selection of sides, Brenda's homemade desserts, and Al's wicked good clam chowder. $10 donation requested for lunch. Please RSVP ahead if you plan on eating lunch. If traveling this far is a hardship, we invite you to camp in our backyard the night before. Please call for arrangements. Any questions or RSVP's for lunch, please call or text Brenda at (603 ) 903-3692, email is bklaus@live.com. We hope to see many of you in June! Rain date is June 29 - check YPC Facebook page for rescheduling due to weather).

July 13, 2019 (Saturday)
South Lake Tahoe, California, USA
Fourth annual back yard show and sale in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, CA. Saturday July 13, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM with light breakfast and coffee served in the morning and full carnitas and the fixins for lunch. Friday setup is encouraged with a nice bbq for the sellers Friday night. Tables are available, sellers can reserve one in advance or bring their own. For information, contact George or Judy Klingler (530) 541-3254, 530-416-1631 or email judyklingler@charter.net The show is at 1173 Tata Lane, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. We look forward to seeing you all and having an awesome day!

July 26-28, 2019 (Friday-Sunday)
Helena, Montana , USA
Announcing the 2019 Western Regional show to be held July 26th-28th, 2019 at the Radisson Colonial Inn in Helena MT. Show host Doug Rusher along with co-hosts Ron Yuhas and Jay Bernasek welcome all insulator collectors to this historic show. Take some extra time and see the sites, like Custer Battle field, the Museum of the Rockies, Glacier Park, Yellowstone Park, some of the many Ghost towns in the state. Most are right on the way to Yellowstone Park. Helena has many things to do from microbreweries to outstanding cuisine, and a great antique mall. And don't forget the insulators. Montana has a long history with some of the earliest power lines in the country. A lot of insulators were produced just for our high voltage lines in the late 1890s thru the early 1900s, where the large mines and smelters needed more power to supply their needs. Note the following special show events are planned: Hemingray Muncie Seminar including Muncie's in use, colors, embossings and other unusual Montana insulator lines. Ellen Baumler, historian at the Montana Historical Society, will be a guest speaker on the History of Helena. Ellen will also host a walking tour of Last Chance Gulch. Community display of Insulators of Montana Note also a rich set of activities available in and around Helena to make a full vacation of the trip! For Questions please contact Doug Rusher, ddrusher@aol.com or Jay Bernasek, jayb@mtopticom.net for more information see http://www.nia.org/shows/westernregional/

August 10, 2019 (Saturday)
Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA
The 20th annual Shenandoah Valley Insulator Show and Sale sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Insulator Club will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, once again, by popular demand, at the B&O Roundhouse in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Dealer setup from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Eight foot tables are $25 for the first table and $20 each additional. There is no admission charge. For more information or directions contact Jeff Hollis at (304) 671-5359 or email redoak1953@gmail.com.

August 17, 2019 (Saturday)
Porterville, California, USA
The Merzoian Brothers Tailgater is to be held Saturday, August 17 under Mark Merzoian's cool wedding ranch pole barn located just outside of Porterville (California). Tables, breakfast snacks, and lunch will be provided. Please join us...bring glass and mud to sell, trade, or just show off. Reunite with friends from near and afar. We like to think of our gathering as a Mini-Rohde (the King of Tailgaters). Start time is 8:00 AM and lasts until the last vehicle leaves. Contact Bob Merzoian (bobmerzoian@mac.com), Mark Merzoian (memerzoian@ocsnet.net), or Dave Brown (1skychair@msn.com) for further information or to RSVP. See you then!

August 23-24, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
Bend, Oregon, USA
The annual Jefferson State Insulator Club's Tres-Amigos Insulator Show & Sale in Central Oregon will be held August 23 - 24 starting with dinner Friday evening followed by our traditional bonfire and story-telling time. On Saturday the show will begin early. Tables will be provided. If you would like a table, please let us know beforehand so the correct number can be ordered. There will be a BBQ lunch at 11:35 AM. Side dishes are welcome. Be sure to bring your "Go-Withs" and any other treasures along with your hunting and adventure stories for the Friday evening bonfire. Please RSVP. Lodging and camping available at nearby Tumalo State Park or camp on site. Our location is 64420 Research Road, Bend, OR 97703. Info: JIM SINASEK (541) 383-8067 or oregonjim@q.com. ERNIE CARLSON 503-622-3573 or ecarlson6@frontier.com or MID NORRIS 541-281-2715 or mudhen@gmail.com

August 24, 2019 (Saturday)
Nisswa, Minnesota, USA
Join the fun with the North Western Insulator Club Summer Swap Meet in Minnesota lake country. The Yennies' will host at their home at Nisswa Minnesota for a day of insulators, go-withs, food and friends. We will spread out in the yard and, if necessary, the garage. There will be plenty of canopies available in case of rain. Set up starts at 9:00 AM and goes until 3:30 PM. Bring your tables and a chair. Colin will be grilling brats, burgers, and hot dogs for lunch, please bring a dish to pass. Bring items to donate for the club-sponsored auction and plan to bid often-there are always unexpected treasures to be had! For questions or more info, contact Colin Yennie at (507) 289-1095 (land line) or (507) 271-3457 (call or text). Or email cryennie@hotmail.com

September 7-8, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
The Abbotsford Insulator Show will be hosted at the home of Mark and Laura Schultz on September 7th and 8th 2019 Saturday and Sunday. Guests are welcome to arrive earlier in the week. Tables are provided but limited and a lunch will also be provided at 12:00 PM R.V. space is available but limited to around five or six units Hope to see you and bring lots of insulators. Mark Schultz 33911 Farmer Rd. Abbotsford British Columbia, Canada V2S7M3

August 18, 2019 (Sunday)
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Mid-Hudson Bottle Show 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM; early buyers enter at 8:00 AM for $15. Location is the Poughkeepsie Elks Lodge 275, 29 Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, New York. Contact Info for tables: Mike Stephano, 27 Rogers Road, Hyde Park, New York 12538, (845) 233-4340, mjsantique@aol.com. This show is sponsored by the Hudson Valley Bottle Club, a FOHBC member club.

September 21, 2019 (Saturday)
Houston, Texas, USA
The Lone Star Insulator Club will host their 28th annual Houston Insulator & Collectibles show at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport from 9 AM to 4 PM on September 21, 2019. Free parking and admission! Contact show hosts Chris Renaudo (713) 826-5923 or crenaudo@aol.com, Keith Brooking (979) 245-2558 or keithbrooking@sbcglobal.net, or John Hall (281) 851-6585 or jhall@ix.netcom.com for more information or to reserve a table.

September 21, 2019 (Saturday)
Richfield, Ohio, USA
The Western Reserve Insulator Club's 9th Annual 'Oktoberfest' Insulator Show at the Masonic Hall, 3750 Grant Street, Richfield, OH 44286 (near the southeast corner of Routes 303 & 176), 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Free Admission. 8-foot Dealer Tables $20. Dealer Setup 9:00 -10:00 AM, Bratwurst and Root Beer available for lunch. Contact JOHN HOVANEC 216-392-3622, email jrhovanec@ymail.com for details.

September 28, 2019 (Saturday)
Bath, Ontario, Canada
Bath Antique Bottle and Insulator Show will be held Saturday September 28th from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM at 428 Main Street, in Bath Ontario Canada. Vendor costs are $10 to set up, and tables are limited so reach out to loyalistcollectibles@gmail.com to secure your spot. Last year's event was a great success with great deals to be found!

September 28, 2019 (Saturday)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Enchantment Insulator Club/New Mexico Historical Bottle Society 32nd Annual Insulator, Bottle, Barbwire and Collectibles Show and Sale. Elite Sports Academy, 501 Main Street, Albuquerque NM 87104. The venue is in historic Old Town ABQ and last year's dealers and attendees loved it! Show setup and dealer trading Friday afternoon & evening, September 27. Saturday September 28 public show hours 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Info: MIKE GAY (505) 480-0085. E-mail: cdn102@swcp.com

October 6, 2019 (Sunday)
Chelsea, Michigan, USA
Annual Huron Valley Bottle and Insulator Club Show. Held at the Comfort Inn Conference Center,1645 Commerce Park Drive, Chelsea,Mi. (just north of I-94/M52 exit. Hours: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Admission $3.00, For more information or sales tables, contact Rod Krupka at (248) 627-6351 or Mike Bruner at abbott4girl@sbcglobal.net

November 1-3, 2019 (Friday-Sunday)
Springfield, Ohio, USA
The 49th Mid-Ohio Insulator Show will be held November 1-3 at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 South Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio. Exit 59 off I-70. Show hours are Friday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday from 9:00 AM to closing. Info: CURT BOSTER email: cboster530@att.net or (614) 301-5125 or LOIS BLAIR (740) 852-3148. Additional info at: www.insulators.info/shows/springfield/

November 1-2, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
Tulare, California, USA
The 52nd Annual Tulare Insulator and Collectibles Show will be held In Tulare, California this November 1st and 2nd, 2019. Over 80 dealer tables are available located in a large auditorium complete with a full-kitchen and plenty of parking spaces. Insulators, bottles, glassware, crafts, and much more can be found. Admission is free. Doors open Friday at 9:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM and on Saturday the hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Come to buy and browse. You won't be disappointed. For further information and location directions or to book a dealer table or two, please contact Bob Merzoian at (559) 359-2826 or bobmerzoian@mac.com.

November 16, 2019 (Saturday)
Toccoa, Georgia, USA
The Dixie Jewels Insulator Club's Fall swap meet, hosted by Tom, Mike and Casey Herron, will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Toccoa, Georgia. The swap will be held at Mitchell Allen Memorial Hall, located at the historic Toccoa Depot and next door to the Currahee Military Museum. The Toccoa Depot has been restored to its original appearance in 1940 and showcases the history of Toccoa and Stephens County, Georgia, along with many artifacts detailing the lives and experiences of the men in the 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment who trained for combat missions at nearby Camp Toccoa, made famous by the hit HBO miniseries, "Band of Brothers". Tours of the museum can be arranged for those interested at minimal cost. Around 15 tables will be available, so please contact Mike Herron before the swap to reserve your sales table. If all those tables are spoken for, plan to bring your own table. There is lots of room in the meeting hall and there will be a great assortment of insulators for sale. Admission is free and there is no charge to set up a sales table. Lunch will be provided and others are asked to bring a covered dish, dessert or drinks to complement the meal. Mark your calendars now for a terrific day of awesome insulators and fellowship in the beautiful mountains of Northeast Georgia. For more information contact MIKE HERRON at (706) 599-4705 or e-mail hern@truvista.net.

December 8, 2019 (Sunday)
Enfield, Connecticut, USA
Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club Annual "Beat the Snow" Insulator, Bottle, and Tabletop Collectibles Show and Sale. American Legion Hall, 566 Enfield Street (US Route 5), Enfield, Connecticut 06082. Show hall is one mile from Exit 49 of I-91 on the Connecticut/Massachusetts border. 20 minutes north of Hartford; 20 minutes south of the Mass Pike. Show Hours 8 AM to 2 PM. Dealer Setup 6 AM to 8 AM. Free Admission. 30+ sales tables as well as several displays. Free display space available. For dealer contracts, display information, or just general show questions - please contact JOHN RAJPOLT (203) 261-1190. E-Mail: rajpolt@earthlink.net

January 18, 2020 (Saturday)
Maitland, Florida, USA
The annual Central Florida Insulator Collectors (CFIC) and the Antique Telephone Collectors Association (ATCA) Show will be held January 18, 2020 in Maitland, Florida in the Germaine Bldg. located at 220 W. Packwood. Sales tables are: First table is $25.00 and each additional table is $20.00. Set-up is from 7:30 AM 8:00 AM. with the public allowed in at 8:00 AM. until 3:00 PM. There will be coffee and donuts for the dealers. There will be lunch concessions on the premises. This is a one-day Show and Sale held annually on the same weekend as the "Renninger's Antique Extravaganza" in Mt. Dora, Fl. which begins for "Early Buyers" on Friday, January 17th. For information and reservations contact: PAUL MIKULA, NIA#7466, 650 EAST CHAPMAN ROAD, OVIEDO, FL 32765. TEL: (407) 365-4686; EMAIL: wecoman@bellsouth.net

April 4, 2020 (Saturday)
Wheaton, Illinois, USA
The Dupage Collectors Expo will be held Saturday, April 4th, at the Dupage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, Illinois, Hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Items for sale & trade include: Insulators, Lightning Rod items & Weathervanes, Telephone & Telegraph items, Bottles, Jars, etc. Info: BOB STAHR: bob@hemingray.com (630) 793-5345 and RICK SOLLER: com574@clcillinois.edu (847) 782-8602.

June 12-14, 2020 (Friday - Sunday)
Logan, Utah, USA
The National Insulator Association's 51st Annual Show and Convention will be held at the Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan, Utah. The fairgrounds is located at 450 South 500 West, Logan, UT 84321. There will be plenty of dealer space and exhibit space plus a multitude of things to do in the area. Complete show information will be available in 2019 at the Orlando National and subsequently online. Show Hosts are: DON & JEANNE BRIEL, (435) 753-5786, Don.Briel@comcast.net and ARNOLD & LINDA SMITH, (801) 829-3383, smithlrh@hotmail.com.

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