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May 2015


02 May 2015 (Saturday) Gray, Tennessee17th Annual “State of Franklin” Antique Bottle Show off I-26 on Exit 13, Saturday, Appalachian Fairgrounds, Gray, Tennessee, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Set-up time: 7:00 am – 9:00 am, Free Admission & Door Prizes!,, Contact: Carl Bailey, 423.282.3119 FOHBC Member Club

03 May 2015 (Sunday) Antioch, IllinoisAntique Bottle Club Of Northern Illinois, 40th Annual Antiques, Bottles and Collectables, Show and Sale at the Antioch Senior Center, 817 Holbeck, Antioch, Illinois 60002, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, no early admission. Set starts at 7:oo am. Free admission. Contact John Puzzo Phone 815.338.7582 or e-mail at

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03 May 2015 (Sunday) Marcy, New YorkThe Mohawk Valley Antique Bottle Club will host its 21st Annual Utica Bottle Show & Sale on Sunday at the Utica Maennerchor in Marcy, New York, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, Admission $3, Information: Peter Bleiberg, 315.735.5430, or visit FOHBC Member Club

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09 May 2015 (Saturday) Mansfield, Ohio – The Ohio Bottle Club’s 37th Mansfield Antique Bottle & Advertising Show & Sale at the Richland County Fairgrounds, Trimble Road exit off of U.S. Rt. 30, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Donation $3, Early Admission: $25 during dealer set-up Friday May 8, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Information: Matt Lacy, Chair, 440.228.1873, or Louis Fifer, Co-Chair, 330.635.1964, FOHBC Member Club

09 May 2015 (Saturday) Coventry, ConnecticutThe Museum of Connecticut Glass 11th Annual Outdoor Bottle and Glass Show, Rt. 44 & North River Road, Coventry, Connecticut Rain or Shine, on the historic early 19th century glass factory grounds, including Exhibits and Tours. 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, early buyers 8:00 am. Contact: Noel Tomas, 860.633.2944

09 & 10 May 2015 (Saturday & Sunday) Adamstown, Pennsylvania2nd Annual Shupps Grove Diggers of America Show. Saturday 7:00 am Dealer Setup, Sunday Dawn to Dusk. Bottle diggers, relic hunters, scuba divers, metal detectors/farm dump finds, privy diggers and much more!! The Famous “Shupp’s Grove”, 1686 Dry Tavern Road, Denver, Pennsylvania 17517, Contact: Steve Guion, 717.626.5557,


15 & 16th May 2015 (Friday & Saturday) Kent,WashingtonWashington Bottle & Collectors Association 4th Annual Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show at Kent Commons 525 4th Avenue N., Kent, Washington 98032. Early Buyers $5 admission, May 15th (Friday) 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Free admission May 16th (Saturday) 9:00 – 3:00 pm. Dealer set-up 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Friday. Contact Show chairs Pete Hendricks 253.335.1732 or Niel Smith 206.783.0215, E-mail: FOHBC Member Club

16 May 2015 (Saturday) Aiken, South CarolinaThe Horse Creek Bottle & Pottery Club will hold its 7th annual Antique Bottle and Pottery Sale 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken, South Carolina. No early buyers. Small antiques and collectibles, free parking, free admission, free appraisals. More information: Geneva Greene, 803.593.2271. FOHBC Member Club


16 May 2015 (Saturday) Lake City, Florida 2nd Annual Antique Bottle & Collectable Show & Sale at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, 438 SR 427, Lake City, Florida, Dealer set-up on Friday, May 15 from 12:00 – 7:00 pm. General admission: $3, Early Buyers Admission: $20 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday. For show and dealer contracts call Brian Hoblick 386.804.9635 or Ed LeTard 985.788.6163.

16 May 2015 (Saturday) Richmond, Rhode IslandThe Little Rhody Bottle Club Tailgate Swap Meet at Jules Antiques and General Store, 320 Kingstown Road, Richmond, Rhode Island (3 miles East of Route #95 on Route #138). 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Free set up for members and potential new members. Free coffee, donuts and pizza for participants. Bring your own tables. Info: William Rose, 508.880.4929 FOHBC Member Club


17 May 2015 (Sunday) Washington, PennsylvaniaWashington County Antique Bottle Clubs 41st Annual Show & Sale at the Alpine Star Lodge, 735 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, Pennsylvania 15301, Exit 17 off I-70. Admission $3. Info: Ed Kuskie, 352 Pineview Drive, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 15037, 412.405.9061, FOHBC Member Club

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23 May 2015 (Saturday) DeFuniak Springs, FloridaThe Emerald Coast Bottle Collector’s Inc, 14th Annual Show & Sale, will be held from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center, 361 N 10th Street, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433. Free Admission and Bottle Appraisals. Contact: Russell Brown, Phone: 850.520.4250 or Roy Brown, PO Box 301, Freeport, Florida 32439. Phone 850.333.9270. See Info Packet

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28 – 31 May 2015 (Thursday – Sunday) Hershey, PennsylvaniaNational Association of Milk Bottle Collectors (NAMBC) will hold its 35th Annual Convention at the Holiday Inn in Grantville (Hershey), Pennsylvania. 604 Station Road, Grantville, PA 17028 Show Time: Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, No Early Admission, $5 regular admission, Contact: Tom Weller, Convention Chair, Phone: 724.449.2750 See Press Release. Visit NAMBC Web Site FOHBC Member Club

30 & 31 May 2015 (Saturday & Sunday) Santa Rosa, California49th Northwestern Bottle Collectors Antique Bottle & Collectible Show at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95404, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm & Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Early Admission $10 Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 am during dealer set-up. Set up: Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 am, $3 General admission. $10 Early Admission, Northwestern Bottle Collectors Assn.,, Contact: Lou Lambert, Show Chairman, PO box 322, Graton, California 95444, 707.823.8845, FOHBC Member Club

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05 & 06 June 2015 (Friday & Saturday) Butte, MontanaMontana Bottle Collectors Association, presents our annual 2015 Old Bottles, Antiques and Collectibles Show & Sale, Butte Civic Center Annex, 1340 Harrison Avenue, Butte, Montana, June 5th (Friday) 4:00 to 8:00 pm, early bird $5 and covers both days, Set-up: Friday, May 30th at 3:00 pm, but may not be unpacked and displayed prior to 4:00 pm. June 6th (Saturday), 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. $3 or the $5 paid with ticket on Friday gets you in free. Contact James Campiglia, Show Chairman, 805.689.0125 (cell) 406.219.3293 (home), E-mail: or Erich Weber, Secretary/Treasurer 406.227.8154 or 406.439,0563, FOHBC Member Club

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06 June 2015 (Saturday) Raleigh, North, CarolinaRaleigh Bottles and Collectables Club presents their 2015 Bottle Show at the NC State Fairgrounds, James Martin Building, Show setup 7:00 am to 8:00 am, $3 Admission, Open to the public 9:00 am, Contact: Whit Stallings, 919.781.6339, or Travis Hardin, 919.601.2609,, FOHBC Member Club

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07 June 2015 (Sunday) Ballston Spa, New YorkAnnual National Bottle Museum Show at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, New York 12020, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm INSIDE AND OUTSIDE table top antiques and collectibles also. No early birds. Set-up Saturday evening. Building will be locked as well as fairgrounds. Cost of admission: $3 at gate. National Bottle Museum,, Contact: Phil Bernnard, Show Chair, 76 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, New York 12020, Tele: 518.429.7641, E-mail:

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13 June 2015 (Saturday) San Diego, CaliforniaSan Diego 2015 Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show & Sale at Al Bahr Shrine Temple, 5440 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, California 92111, Dealer set-up: 7:00 am, Early Bird: 8:00 am – $10, General Admission: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – $2, Free Admission: Noon to 3:00 pm., Kids under 12 free with adult, Mike Bryant, Show Chairman, Info: Jim Walker, 858.490.9019,, FOHBC Member Club

27 June 2015 (Saturday) Tulsa, OklahomaThe Tulsa Antiques and Bottle Club’s 38th Annual Bottle and Antique Advertising Show from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Tulsa Flea Market in the River Spirit Center, Tulsa Fairgrounds, 21st Street and Pittsburgh Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Free admission, no early buyers. Dealer set-up Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 6:00 am to 8:00 am. 200 show tables plus a 500 table flea market. Info: Richard Carr 918.687.4150 or 918.478.6119 or Henry Tankersley 918.481.3820 or 918.663.3218 or FOHBC Member Club

July 2015


02-05 July 2015 (Thursday – Sunday) Sandwich, Illinois – 46th Annual National Insulator Association Show and Convention. 135+ Dealer tables, 25 Displays. This year it will be held at the Timber Creek Inn & Suites and Convention Center, 3300 Drew Avenue, Sandwich, Illinois 60548. For hotel reservations call: 630.273.6000 and mention NIA for special rates. For more show information visit: Hosts: Jason Townsend, call: 630.667.3357 or e-mail: or Bob Stahr 630.793.5345 or e-mail:


11 July 2015 (Saturday) Houston-TexasHouston Antique Bottle, Advertising and Collectible Show at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 12801 Northwest Freeway, Houston, Texas 77040, July 10th (setup day) and July 11th (show time). More information on flyer above. Tell all your friends and fellow collectors (bottles, signs, insulators, etc. etc. etc.) the date of the show and if anyone is interested in a table; please contact me at, Barbara Puckett

11 July 2015 (Saturday) Richmond, Rhode IslandThe Little Rhody Bottle Club Tailgate Swap Meet at Jules Antiques and General Store, 320 Kingstown Road, Richmond, Rhode Island (3 miles East of Route #95 on Route #138). 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Free set up for members and potential new members. Free coffee, donuts and pizza for participants. Bring your own tables. Info: William Rose, 508.880.4929 FOHBC Member Club


17 & 18 July 2015 (Friday & Saturday) Reno, NevadaReno Antique Bottle & Collectibles Club 52nd Annual Show & Sale at the Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 East Second Street, Nevada Conference and Exhibition Center, Free Admission, Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Friday, Dealer set-up: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Friday, Early Bird: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm $10. Information Marty Hall,, FOHBC Member Club

18 & 19 July 2015 (Saturday & Sunday) Adamstown, PennsylvaniaThe 15th Annual Shupp’s Grove Bottle Festival, Saturday & Sunday 6:00 am to dusk, early buyers Friday, 3:00 pm, The famous “Shupp’s Grove”, 1686 Dry Tavern Road, Denver, Pennsylvania 17517, Contact: Steve Guion, 717.626.5557,

25 July 2015 (Saturday) Birmingham, Alabama – The Alabama Bottle Collectors’ 10th Anniversary Bottle, Folk Pottery and Collectible Show will be Saturday, 8:00 am thru 3:00 pm at the Bessemer Civic Center located at Exit 108 on I-20/59…FREE PUBLIC ADMISSION. Dealers and Early Buyers are welcome Friday afternoon, July 24th from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Selling starts at 4:00 pm. More information can be found at or email or call Tom Lines, Show Chairman at 205.410.2191. FOHBC Member Club

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25 July 2015 (Saturday) Castle Rock, Colorado50th Annual Antique Bottle Collectors Of Colorado Show at the Douglas County Fairgrounds at Kirk Hall, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104, Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, No Early Admission, Set-up: July 24, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, July 25, 7:00 am – 9:00 am, $3 Admission, Antique Bottle Collectors Of Colorado,, Contact: Jeff Johnson, Show Chairman, P.O. Box 26, Larkspur, Colorado 80118, 303.681.3776, FOHBC Member Club

August 2015


31 July – 02 August 2015 (Saturday & Sunday) Chattanooga, Tennessee FOHBC 2015 National Antique Bottle Show at the Chattanooga Convention Center, Sunday August 2, with dealer set-up and early buyers on Saturday. The Chattanooga Marriott Downtown will be the host hotel and is connected to the convention center. The banquet/bottle competition, seminars, auction, and membership meetings will be held at the Marriott. Jack Hewitt and John Joiner are serving as show co-chairpersons. Contracts and Information FOHBC National Show

08 August 2015 (Saturday) Vicksburg, Mississippi18th Vicksburg Bottle & Antique Show, 4137 Frontage Rd Exit 4-B, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183, Saturday Only, Public 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Set-up: Saturday 7:00 am – 9:00 am, Cost of admission: $2, Vicksburg Collectors of Misissippi, Contact: Russell Schaffer, 111 Peach Street, Flora Mississippi, 601.618.5093, E-mail:

10 August – August 16 2015 (Monday thru Sunday) Bouckville, New York44th Annual Madison-Bouckville Antique Show, Outdoor antiques, collectibles including two huge bottle tents. Over 2000 dealers and vendors located on scenic Route 20, Bouckville, New York. Contact: Larry Fox, 585.307.4608 or Jim Mitchell, 813.684.2834

September 2015

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13 September 2015 (Sunday) Richfield, Ohio45th Ohio Bottle Club Antique Bottle Show & Sale at the Days Inn and Suites, 4742 Brecksville Road, Richfield, Ohio (Ohio Turnpike Exit 173) 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Admission $3, Early Admission $20 (7:30 to 9:00 am) Chair, Louis Fifer 330.635.1964, Co-Chair, Matt Lacy 440.228.1873,, FOHBC Member Club

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19 September 2015 (Saturday) Santa Ana, CaliforniaLos Angeles Historical Bottle Club’s 49th Annual Antique Bottle, Fruit Jar, Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Early Bird $10 at 8:00 am, FREE General Admission! Santa Ana Elks Lodge, 212 Elk Lane, Santa Ana, California 92701, Contact: Don Wippert 818.346.9833 or Dick Homme, 818.362.3368, Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club FOHBC Member Club

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19 September 2015 (Saturday) Indianapolis, Indiana – Indianapolis Circle City Antique Bottle, Advertising and Antiques Show. Set – up 7:30 am to 9:00 am, Show hours 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 E. 100 S. Lebanon, Indiana 46052. FREE APPRAISALS. For Show Information Contact: Martin Van Zant 812.841.9495 or 208 Urban St. Danville Indiana, 46122.

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26 September 2015 (Saturday) Moriarty, New Mexico28th EIC/NMHBS Annual Insulator, Bottle, Barbwire and Collectibles Show at the Moriarty Civic Center, 202 Broadway Avenue, Moriarty, New Mexico 87035, Show open to public, Free Admission, Early admission: Friday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Early bird admission: $10. Set up: Friday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturday 7:30 am – 8:30 am Enchantment Insulator Club & New Mexico Historical Bottle Society Contact: Michael Gay, EIC President & Show Chair, 5516 Kachina NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120 505.899.8755, FOHBC Member Club


27 September 2015 (Sunday) Depew, New York17th Greater Buffalo Bottle Collectors Association Annual Show and Sale at the Polish Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia Avenue, Depew, New York 14043, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Set-up: Sunday, September 27th 7:00 am to 9:00 am, Cost of admission: $2, children under 12 free, Greater Buffalo Bottle Collectors Association,, Contact: Joe Guerra, Secretary, 29 Nina Terrace, West Seneca, New York 14224, Phone: 716.674.5750, FOHBC Member Club

October 2015

03 October 2015 (Saturday) Richmond, VirginiaRichmond 44th Antique Bottle Show and Sale, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, $3 Admission, Early Admission – 7:30 am: $10, Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, Virginia 23832 Info: or Marvin Croker, 804.275.1101 or Ed Faulkner 804.739.2951 FOHBC Member Club

04 October 2015 (Sunday) Chelsea, MichiganThe Huron Valley Bottle and Insulator Club 40th Annual Show & Sale, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission $3 for adults, children 16 and under free. Comfort Inn Conference Center, Commerce Park Drive next to Comfort Inn, Chelsea (Exit 159 off I-94) Contact Info: Mike Bruner, 248.425.3223, or Rod Krupka, 248.627.6351, FOHBC Member Club

17 October 2015 (Saturday) Richmond, Rhode IslandThe Little Rhody Bottle Club Tailgate Swap Meet at Jules Antiques and General Store, 320 Kingstown Road, Richmond, Rhode Island (3 miles East of Route #95 on Route #138). 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Free set up for members and potential new members. Free coffee, donuts and pizza for participants. Bring your own tables. Info: William Rose, 508.880.4929 FOHBC Member Club

18 October 2015 (Sunday) York, PennsylvaniaThe York Bottle & Advertising Show at the York Fairgrounds in York, Pennsylvania, inside the Old Main Building, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 175 tables, Admission on $3 for a day of fun, Info: Holiday Promotions 410.538.5558,

November 2015

07 November 2015 (Saturday) Jacksonville, FloridaAntique Bottle Collectors of North Florida 48th Annual Show & Sale, Saturday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm; early buyers Friday, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm $20. Free admission on Saturday. Fraternal Order of Police Building, 5530 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida, Contact: Mike Skie, 3047 Julington Creek Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32223, Tele: 904.710.0422 or Jackie McRae, 904.879.3696

January 2016

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10 January 2016 (Sunday) Taunton, MassachusettsThe Little Rhody Bottle Club Annual Show & Sale, New location at the Holiday Inn off Exit #9 of Route #495, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, Massachusetts, Info: Bill or Linda Rose, 508.880.4929; FOHBC Member Club

August 2016


04 – 07 August 2016 (Thursday – Sunday) Sacramento, CaliforniaFOHBC 2016 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo at the McClellan Conference Center, Host Hotel: Lions Gate Hotel. Room Reservations Information: Richard Siri, Show Chairman, or Ferdinand Meyer V, FOHBC President, 713.222.7979 x 115 or e-mail: More info at FOHBC National Convention