FAQs

Springfield Antique Show Frequently Asked Questions?

Where is the Springfield Antique Show?
The show is located at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio 45502.  Just a few blocks from Exit  59 off Interstate 70.  When arriving from the East (Columbus) turn right at the top of the exit and the fairgrounds is about 2 blocks on your left.  When coming in from the West (Dayton) turn left at the top of the exit and proceed for about 3 blocks (fairgrounds on right)
How far is the show from?
•    Columbus- 40 minutes
•    Dayton- 35 minutes
•    Cincinnati- 1 hour 20 minutes
•    Indianapolis- 2 hours
•    Lexington- 2 hours 45 minutes
•    Louisville- 3 hours
•    Cleveland- 3 hours 10 minutes
•    Detroit- 3 hours 40 minutes
•    Pittsburgh- 4 hour
•    Chicago- 5 hours

Why Springfield, Ohio??

Within 250 miles of Springfield Ohio are the following:
•    41.7 million people
•    Interstates 70,71,75,76,77,65,79,69,80,90,94,64,96 making Springfield one of the Countries Most Accessible locales.
•    Springfield’s position as the hub of the antiques business in the region- The Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market,  three huge antique malls and shops have made Springfield a destination for antiques lovers for 40 plus years
•    Dealers, Decorators, stylemakers  from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tokyo, Atlanta, Houston and everywhere else are shopping here to decide what will become popular in leading markets. 

When is the show?

The show is the third full weekend of every month except June, July & December.  Please look at the calendar page on the website for complete show schedule.
What are the Extravaganzas?
The Extravaganza’s are the three day shows held in May, July and September.  The May and September shows are among the largest in the country with nearly 2000 exhibitors.

What can I expect to find?

The Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market has won a reputation as one of the best “buying” shows in the country.   The show presents the largest and widest range of Antiques, Collectibles and Flea Market Finds anywhere at any time.

What about lodging and camping?

Springfield has a nice selection of hotels you will find on our lodging page.  Please be advised that many of these hotels book months in advance for the Extravaganza’s.  Our first choice is the Courtyard by Marriott in Springfield.  They offer a special rate for show patrons, and the link is on the lodging page.  There are plentiful camping areas at the fairgrounds with full hookups.  Simply come to the show, and ask for directions to the campgrounds.

How do I get information about participating as a vendor?

The Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market is also one of the most affordable shows to participate.  We have no space more expensive than $105 dollars, and spaces starting at $50.  We have a variety of indoor, outdoor and covered spaces to choose from.  Please either download an exhibitor contract from the website, email us, or call 937-325-0053.  Rental tables are available, as well as electric service in certain spaces.

When should I get there?

Extravaganzas- the May, July and September shows open Friday morning at 7 a.m. for Early Bird Buying.  The admission charge is $12 per person, but includes re-admission for all three days.  General Admission begins at noon on Friday and runs through Sunday.  General Admission is $7 per person daily.  For the most serious customers, a special buying period on Thursday called “Line Buying” is available.  On Thursday, our vendors arrive and wait in line until 5 p.m. before they are allowed to move to their spaces.  In line, many vendors will open the back of their vehicles and buy and sell amongst themselves.  Admission for this opportunity is $40 per person and does include re-admission for the rest of the show.  This Line Shopping is not for the faint of heart, as items appear and sell quickly, but it is the chance to “be there first”.  
Non Extravaganza Shows- Show hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.   Admission is $3 per person, per day.

What are Specialty Shows?

Several times a year on non-Extravaganza months, we will invite a promoter to host a specialty show.  Usually, these have a theme such as Country Antiques, Toys, Holiday Items, Crafts & Folk Art.  The admission to these specialty events is included, and they add a different touch to the monthly shows.

Is there a good selection of food on site?

We pride ourselves on the food offerings at the shows.  Our monthly shows feature a selection of local providers serving reasonably priced selections.  The Extravaganza’s are almost as well known for the food as the merchandise.  We feature 45 concession stands that make it impossible to go home hungry.  Whether you are hungry for a famous Schmidt’s Brat and Cream Puff, or crave Crazy Uncle Larry’s One Pound Pork Chop, there truly is something for everyone.  Come hungry, leave full.

 

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