It's Showtime!

Antique show returns to Shelbyville, Ky.

Highfalutin Vintage & Antique Southern Market on tap

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (April 2017) – The Highfalutin Vintage and Antique Southern Market was such a hit in Shelbyville last fall that it is returning for a spring show this year. It presents shoppers with a new way to buy art, antiques and collectibles.
Combine all of this with music, food, animals, free giveaways and bargains galore, it is an experience the whole family can enjoy. “There will be a lot to watch and see,” said organizer Dave Levine. Along with Lisa Porter, the pair makes up Fox on the Run Productions, the company putting on this event.
Last year, attendees seemed to “like the whole feel of it,” said Levine. “They were interested in vendors that they were not used to seeing, interested in the activities, the live bluegrass music.”
The Highfalutin Vintage and Antique Southern Market is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8, and from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, 1513 Midland Trail. Admission is $5 for the entire weekend, said Porter, so “you can come back and bring the kids.”

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Pictured above is a display of antique items from the fall show.

She said part of the admission proceeds will go to two local organizations: the Woofstock Foundation and A Place to Sleep.
The atmosphere of The Highfalutin is comparable to a large country market, with vendors attending from all over the south. “It’s not just an art show, it’s an event,” said Levine.
There will be more than 100 vendors offering antiques, repurposed and reclaimed items. A live auction will be held all day on Sunday beginning when the gates open. Forsythe’s Auctions, based in Cincinnati, will action off primitives and collectibles.
Members of Wounded Heroes will be raffling off a signed copy of former President W. George Bush’s book, “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors.”
This book contains a collection of vibrant oil paintings done by Bush that honors the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans.
Froggy Radio will be giving away a pair of Luke Bryan tickets, and vendors such as the Mingua Beef Jerky Co. will be giving out more than 200 T-shirts and free samples while they last.
There will be something to interest all ages each day. Raptor Rehab will be present with several different birds at 10 a.m. Saturday and Square Dancing with a live caller will begin that day at noon.
On Sunday, entertainment will include a noon performance by the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys. At 11 a.m., mini-farm animals from Foggy Bottom Farm in Frankfort will be on hand.
Food trucks and a variety of food options will be available as well.
“Last year’s event was fantastic,” said Levine. “We had a great crowd both days. We expect to build upon it this year.” In addition to this spring show, The Highfalutin Vintage and Antique Southern Market will return on Oct. 21-22 for another two-day fall show.
He said last year’s show had a regional draw to it, with people from Indiana, Lexington, Ky., and smaller towns in the region attending. The city of Shelbyville has “done a lot to help us promote this. We’re looking forward to a long relationship with them.”

• For more information, contact Lisa Porter at (502) 533-2688 or visit their Facebook page.

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