2019 Augusta Georgia Convention News

Latest Update – 22 May 2019

The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) is proud to announce that the FOHBC 2019 50th Anniversary National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo will take place in Augusta, Georgia at the
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center & Augusta Convention Center.

This will be a three-day event commencing on Thursday-August 1st, opening with the early afternoon Mike Newman Open House followed by the late afternoon Augusta Museum of History Reception followed by the Sweet Georgia Peaches bottle competition at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center. On Friday, August 2nd, there is the FOHBC Membership Meeting Breakfast, Educational Seminars, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Early Admissions, FOHBC Cocktail Hour and Banquet and on Saturday, August 3rd we will be have $5 General Admission (children 15 and under free) to the bottle show at the connected convention center followed by Display Awards at the conclusion of the show. The convention will end at 5:00 pm on Saturday.

FOHBC Augusta Consortium Chairs: Bill Baab, riverswamper@comcast.net, Ferdinand Meyer V, fmeyer@fmgdesign.com, Mike Newman, thenewm@aol.com, Walter Smith, supplies@furnituredoctor.net, Marty Vollmer, martyvollmer@aol.com, Eric Warren, scbottles@aol.com

Quick Link for Mike Newman Open House

Quick Link for Augusta Museum of History Reception

Quick Link for Sweet Georgia Peaches Bottle Competition

Quick Link for Banquet Keynote Speaker

Quick Link for Seminars

Hotel Information

Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center

Here are the reservation links your guests can use to make online and phone reservations. Augusta Convention Center bookended by two Marriott Hotels in historic downtown on the river.

Book your group rate for The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors National Convention and Expo

Here is the information  to make telephone reservations:

Call the hotel direct 706.722.8900 and ask to be connected to reservations. Then, they would need to let the representative know that it’s under The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors National Convention and Expo group rate of $127 per night.

Contract & Information



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