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

Ellsworth –  A perennial favorite summer event, the Opening Night Party and Dinner at Woodlawn’s Ellsworth Antiques Show will be held under the tent on Wednesday, August 15. Sponsored by Skinner, Inc., this year’s festivities will offer music by Grammy award winner Paul Sullivan and the opportunity to experience a Farm to Table themed dinner, elegantly 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 7:30pm, guests can stay and join show dealers for a Farm to Table Dinner paired with fine wines. The combined Opening Night Party and Dinner tickets are $135 per person or $250 per couple. A table for eight can be reserved for $850. Seating for the dinner is limited to 75 and tickets are now available online at, along with the full menu.

Woodlawn’s executive director, Joshua Torrance says “Opening night is always my favorite night, the energy is palpable and the sales are brisk. Building upon last year’s sold out Opening Night, ticket sales are robust this year and we anticipate a full house.”

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 16 and Friday, August 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission to the Show and museum is $15 or $10 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 the Show visit


Woodlawn is an educational, cultural, and recreational treasure for the people of Downeast Maine. The main house is open for tours May 1 – October 31 and December 1-23. The public park is open year round, sunrise to sunset. 19 Black House Drive (off of the Surry Road-Rt. 172), Ellsworth, ME. For more information, visit

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