The 2016 Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn
Live music, wine and beer tastings, and a Designer Showcase are a few of the exciting additions for the 2016 Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn. The Show held August 17th – 20th on the museum ground is sponsored by Skinner, Auctioneers and Boston Private Wealth.
This prestigious event is America’s longest running summer antique show. Launched in Ellsworth’s City Hall in 1937, this year marks the 11th year of being held at Woodlawn. Twenty-seven dealers of national, international and regional renown will be under the tent this August.
The event kicks off with a gala Opening Night Party on Wednesday, August 17th from 5pm-7:30 pm. Party goers are the first to see and purchase from the dealers, and this year they are in for a special treat. They will be the first to taste the premier Woodlawn microbrew, John Black Stout, specially brewed for the event by the Airline Brewing Company of Amherst, Maine. Scrumptious hors d’oeuvres prepared and served by Chipper’s Restaurant from Hancock and the music of Grammy award winning pianist, Paul Sullivan completes the summer evening experience. Tickets for the Opening Night Party are $50 per person/$90 per couple. After the Party, Chipper’s will be serving an elegantly prepared four course, surf and turf dinner under the tent. The Opening Night Party and Dinner tickets are $135 per person/$250 per couple or purchase a table for six for $650. Seating for dinner is limited to 75.
The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn opens to the public on Thursday, August 18th and Friday, August 19th, 10am-6pm and on Saturday, August 20th, 10am-4pm. A luncheon café, catered by Chipper’s Restaurant is open from 11am-4pm daily offering seasonal and regional favorites, including lobster rolls. Admission to the Show is $10 or $15 for a combination ticket to tour Woodlawn and see the Show.
On Thursday, August 18th from 3pm-6pm, Night & Day, the popular jazz trio from Blue Hill will be under the tent and guests can enjoy a wine tasting sponsored by Machias Savings Bank. On Friday, August 19th, the Acadia School of Traditional Music will treat guests to traditional Celtic Tunes along with a beer tasting hosted by Airline Brewing Company. Rides in the Seal Cove Auto Museum’s 1915 Detroit Electric car (weather permitting) will be offered during both of these evening events. All the festivities are included in the regularly priced admission tickets which can be purchased online at www.woodlawnmuseum.org.