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Opening Night Party and Dinner at the Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn

ELLSWORTH- The Opening Night Party and Dinner at Woodlawn’s Ellsworth Antiques Show will be held under the tent on Wednesday, August 14. Sponsored by Skinner Auctioneers, this year’s festivities will offer music by Grammy award winner Paul Sullivan and the opportunity to experience an elegant surf and turf dinner prepared by Chipper’s Restaurant of Hancock, Maine.

Party-goers on Opening Night will be the first to preview the extraordinary antiques and decorative fine art while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, specially selected wines and local beer brewed for the event by the Airline Brewing Company of Amherst, Maine. Cocktail party hours are 5:00pm to 7:30pm and tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

Immediately following the Opening Night Party at 7:30 pm, guests can stay and join show dealers for a dinner paired with fine wines. The combined Opening Night Party and Dinner tickets are $135 per person or $250 per couple. A table for six can be reserved for $650. Seating for the dinner is limited to 75 and tickets are now available online at

Woodlawn’s executive director, Joshua Torrance says “The Show is Ellsworth’s biggest summer event and the Opening Night Party is an exciting evening filled with social buzz and robust sales. Afterward, dinner under the tent is a lovely time for guests to visit with the dealers before the show opens on Thursday.”

A portion of all event ticket purchases is tax-deductible. Event tickets are also good for admission to all three days of the Show.

The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn is open on Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission to the Show and Black House is $15 or $12 for the Show only. A luncheon café catered by Chipper’s Restaurant is open daily offering seasonal and regional favorites including lobster rolls. Wine and beer are also available for purchase.


Proceeds from the Ellsworth Antiques Show benefit the Woodlawn School Program which allows area school children to participate, free of charge and even provides transportation if needed. Since 2006, the Ellsworth Antiques Show has raised over $150,000 for Woodlawn’s Educational Fund.


Woodlawn is located on Rt. 172 (Surry Road) and is ¼ of a mile from Ellsworth, Maine’s beautiful downtown.  For more information on the show and to purchase tickets for Opening Night Party and Dinner visit


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