Spring Simple Goods Show set for April 23

Spring Simple Goods Show set for April 23

The Simple Goods Early Country & Primitive Goods Show will be held in Berlin on April 23, the ideal time to get out and enjoy springtime in Ohio’s Amish countryside. The show will be at the Heritage Community Center, located northeast of Berlin on U.S. Route 62, with show hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The show was originally established as a craft show with just a few antique booths. Over the years it has transformed into an early country antique show with a few selected handcrafted and artisan booths. Now over 50 dealers representing 15 states from the Midwest to the East Coast, chosen for their merchandise, will come to Berlin.

The Simple Goods Show started in 2006 in Mount Vernon, moving to Mansfield several years later. In spring 2018 the show was moved to its current site of Berlin, and since then the dealers and customers have enjoyed its charm and the community center facility where the show is held.

The spring show consists of mostly returning simple goods exhibitors from the last show with just a couple new additions, featuring a range of country antiques offered for sale from smalls to early furniture. There is porter help available for large items.

Some of the dealers including Rick Fuller, Matt Ehresman, Connie Gleed, Jamie Brunt and the O’Nan’s specialize in early country furniture. Visitors seeking something smaller will have lots of small antiques from dealers including Jeanne Kauffmann, Jacque Bradford, Harry Hall, Tina Black and Sue Beahm. There will be New England antiques from the Casuccis, the Mayhews and the Petersons, who have items from Massachusetts and from as far back as the 16th century.

Also available will be antique folk art, log cabin, artisan-made items, seasonal items, primitive clothing and accessories, items from a tinsmith, and jewelry.

The simple goods dealers love to talk with the customers about their wares, and the show features every country antique style.

This is the first of two yearly shows, held the fourth Saturday in April and the first Saturday in November. Unusual topiaries and plants are for sale at the April show with some of the dealers bringing garden antiques and handmades, and the walled booths, which the dealers decorate, are set up in room-like settings for easy viewing.

Exclusively Yours Catering will have the simple goods cafe open during the show. There also will be registration in the lobby for a prize drawing and show mailing list.

Admission for the upcoming show is $5 per person with free parking. Visit www.facebook.com/simplegoods for photos of past shows, the dealer list and the floor plan. Any questions may be directed to Christina Hummel at 570-651-5681.

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