Wilton Fall Antiques Market returns

The Wilton Fall Antiques Market is back for another year’s showing. On Oct. 25 from 9 to 5, dealers from Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, upstate New York, and Pennsylvania will gather to exhibit and sell at the Wilton High School Field House, 395 Danbury Road.

Produced by Barn Star Productions and benefiting the Wilton Historical Society’s youth outreach programs, such as the Young Yankees and Young Nutmeggers programs, the annual Wilton Fall Antiques Market brings in dealers who specialize in Americana, fine and folk art, samplers, jewelry, early lighting, hooked and Oriental rugs, cast iron garden furnishings, fireplace equipment, ceramics, nautical objects, textiles, sterling silver, trade signs, weathervanes, and more.

This year’s show will feature 40 vendors and includes free parking, complimentary antiques newspapers, style and decorating magazines, coffee, sandwiches, and snacks.

“The Wilton Fall Antiques Market is a one-day show with all the bells and whistles of a multi-day event,” said show manager Frank Gaglio with Barnstar. “Exhibitors from several states set aside special pieces for this show, as they know it will attract the best collectors from the tri-state area and beyond. What you can expect to find is a vast array of desirable American country and formal furniture, decorative arts, fine and estate jewelry, folk art, textiles, mid-century design, early ceramics, silver, and more.”

According to Gaglio, shows in Wilton attract collectors from across the Northeast.

“Wilton has been a mainstay in the field of collecting American furniture and decorative arts from the 18th through early 20th Century and has established a client base who come to buy from New York City, Pennsylvania, New England, New Jersey, and Rhode Island,” he said.

A number of new exhibitors will be featured this year. Inuit Image’s Vicki Prescott and John Synnott of Sandwich, Mass., will present their native Eskimo arts and sculpture; Gloria Lonergan of Mendham, N.J., will be offering a selection of original condition American folk art, hooked rugs and painted furniture; and Maile Allen Antiques, based in Poughquag, N.Y., will bring prints and maps ready for framing.

“This has always been a show that introduces new trends to the market,” said Amy Fallas-Kerr of the Wilton Historical Society.

Admission to the handicapped-accessible Wilton Fall Antiques Market is $10.

“It’ll be a great, great show,” said Wilton Historical Society Executive Director Leslie Nolan. “The quality of work this year is very high.”

Information: Barnstar.com, WiltonHistorical.org.