Antique Fair Staff Kris Hegland and Carole Berry

Alan Gray, a 14-year resident of Folsom writes about all kinds of things happening in and around Folsom.

ANTIQUE PEDDLER’S FAIR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

The Historic District of Folsom began a year-long revitalization project in late February.  A commitment was made to local residents and businesses that special events would continue during this year of transformation.

A forty-three year tradition on Historic Sutter Street, the Antique Peddlers’ Fair will take place Sunday, September 19, rain or shine, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or come early and bring a flashlight!

“Thanks to a tremendously positive and creative collaboration and dedication to success between Historic District merchants, property owners and residents, The City of Folsom, Teichert’s construction  staff and the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, the show will go on!!!” says Carole Berry, Event Coordinator for the Folsom Historic District Association.

Antique Fair Staff Kris Hegland and Carole Berry
Kris Hegland and Carole Berry

The Antique Peddlers Fair will be held directly below Sutter Street, between Riley and Decatur in the Traders’ Lane, Chamber of Commerce and Turn Table Lots.  Sutter Street Merchants will also set up in the Wool Lot at Wool and Sutter Streets.

Admission is free.

The Peddlers’ Fair, which attracts 10,000 to 15,000 shoppers from throughout the Region, will feature more than 150 vendors with antiques and collectibles as well as great food and live entertainment.  “The event will basically be ‘flipped down one block’ from Sutter Street,” says Berry.

Great vintage furniture selection Folsom Antique Peddlers Fair
Great vintage furniture selection Folsom Antique Peddlers Fair

“Although construction will still be underway, access to all Sutter Street businesses will be available throughout the day.”

Parking will be available for $2.00 all day in the Historic District’s Garage, located at Reading and Leidsdorff.  All proceeds benefit theFolsom History Museum and local charities.  All other parking in the District will be free.

A free shuttle, courtesy of the City of Folsom, will run from 8am to 4pm between Walmart and the bus stop at Reading and Sutter (across from the Sutter Street Light Rail Station.)

Karen Austin Ronny Rowe Anvil Rose Oakdale, Folsom Antique Peddlers Fair
Karen Austin Ronny Rowe Anvil Rose Oakdale, Folsom Antique Peddlers Fair

Free Light Rail passes will be available from Sutter Street Merchants beginning September1, courtesy of Regional Transit.  Light Rail passes are good from any station to Sutter Street.  Convenient pedestrian access will be available to the Peddlers’ Fair from the Sutter Street Light Rail Station and Historic District Garage on Reading below Sutter Street, as well as from Sutter Street. “User-friendly” signage and Event Staff will direct shoppers to the Peddlers’ Fair from various locations in the Historic District.

Ten to fifteen thousand shoppers will fill the Historic District for this popular event which features a wide range of antique and collectible merchandise: Glass, china, pottery and porcelain; American and European furniture and furnishings; country and primitives; shabby sheek; estate and vintage jewelry, watches and accessories; paper collectibles, prints and paintings; clothing and textiles; silver and silverplate; tools; and musical memorabilia.  

Matt and George Goodell, Pleasant Valley Boys. Folsom Antique Peddlers Fair
Matt and George Goodell, Pleasant Valley Boys Folsom Antique Peddlers Fair

Gary Cox, “The Antique Answer Man” will provide verbal appraisals for $5.00 per item all day and Miracle Glass Repair will accept broken or chipped glass and china for repair near the Folsom Chamber of Commerce on Wool below Sutter.  Matt and George and their Pleasant Valley Boys, a country and blue grass group well known throughout the Region, will perform from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and  Oscar Reynolds, Bolivian master flutist, guitarist and composer will perform all day.

The popular Farmer’s Market will take place on Sutter Street between Decatur and Reading Streets.

Oscar Reynolds, Bolivian master flutist, Folsom Antique Peddlers Fair
Oscar Reynolds Bolivian master flutist, Folsom Antique Peddlers Fair

The Folsom Historic District Association’s 43rd Antique Peddlers’ Fair is made possible with support from Alley Development Corporation,  Bernau Development Corporation, The Folsom Chamber of Commerce, The Folsom Mercantile, The Folsom Telegraph,  Murray’s Power House Pub, Rainbow Bridge Jewelers, Skyhawk Communications and Snook’s Chocolate Factory of Folsom.  Information: 916-985-7452 or 530-241-4063.  On line at www.historicfolsom.org or www.tbcashows.info

Hanigan Antiques, Antique Peddlers Fair
Shoppers search for treasures Folsom Antique Fair Sutter Street
Shoppers search for treasures, Folsom Antique Fair Sutter Street
Richard Gray antique juke box, Folsom Antique Peddlers Fair
Richard Gray, antique juke box, Folsom Antique Peddlers Fair