2018 Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn – What Fun!
The 2018 Ellsworth Antiques Show certainly lived up to its reputation as being one of the finest summer antiques shows in the country. Dealers, guests, volunteers and staff left with smiles and memories after a sold out Opening Night Dinner and prosperous three-day Show.
The Show, in its 13th year at Woodlawn, featured twenty-seven dealers of national, international, and regional renown. Many of the Show’s annual attendees commented on the dynamic presentation and diversity of wares under the tent this year. It proved to be a well planned mix of long term dealers, returning dealers from past years, and a number of new dealers coming to experience the Show for the first time. New to the fun this year were lecture and booth signing events with architect Gil Schafer III, and architectural photographer Walter Smalling, Jr. And at the SPCA of Hancock County’s adoption event on Saturday, several show goers welcomed new feline friends into their household.
The 2018 Opening Night Party and Dinner offered all that guests have come to expect of the festive evening. Guests appreciated the planning team’s effort to highlight local businesses. Music was provided by Grammy award winner Paul Sullivan who lives in Blue Hill, a scrumptious menu prepared by Chipper’s Restaurant and Catering of Hancock. Airline Brewing Company from Amherst served up John Black Stout, Woodlawn’s first microbrew which had premiered at the 2016 Show. Dinner guests enjoyed a selection of pastries from Patti Cakes of Ellsworth, and the evening’s take home gift included treats from Leaf & Anna of Brooklin and Flexit Café and Bakery of Ellsworth.
Live music events returned for a third year. On Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., Show visitors were treated to the Bangor Symphony Orchestra Juniper String Quartet and a wine tasting. On Friday 3 to 6 p.m., musicians from the Acadia School of Traditional Music & Art and a beer tasting with Airline Brewing Company attracted people to the Show.
The 2019 Ellsworth Antiques Show will take place from Thursday August 15 through Saturday 17, with the Opening Night Preview Party and Dinner on Wednesday August 14.