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Round Top Antiques Show, America’s Largest, Celebrates 50 Years of Fabulous Finds

America’s largest antiques and vintage show, held in one of Texas’s smallest towns, will continue its 50-year trendsetting tradition from Sept. 15 – Oct. 8.

RoundTop.com

Round Top,Texas (PR MediaRelease) September 6, 2017

A country antiques show that began with one woman, one vision and one weekend in fall 1968 has grown into the nation’s largest antiques and vintage shopping experience known  as the Round Top Antiques Show.

Beginning Sept. 15 and continuing through Oct. 8, an estimated 4,000 dealers at about 60 venues spread over 25 miles along U.S. Highway 290 and Texas Highway 237 (and spilling over into nearby communities) will be the source of fabulous finds for 100,000 shoppers. Shoppers range from internationally known designers to DIY’ers who come from across the state, the nation and the globe.

Round Top, the show’s charming epicenter, has 90 full-time residents and is surrounded by rural ranchlands that are temporarily transformed into show grounds. The town’s history is intertwined with the founding of Texas. Its early German settlers left their mark on the architecture and culture. Houstonites made the community an unlikely arts destination that includes Festival Hill, a 1,000-seat concert hall that hosts a renowned music conservatory, and Winedale, a history site managed by the University of Texas that includes a decades-old Shakespeare theatre camp and performance series known locally as “the Bard in the Barn.”

The show’s size, scope and diversity can be overwhelming. A variety of resources that make the show manageable for shoppers are available at roundtop.com:

* a downloadable show map;
* a daily show schedule that highlights special events;
* lodging information;
* tips and tricks.

 

NOTE TO MEDIA: In addition to photos suitable for news use, we have first-hand, in-depth knowledge of the show as well as an extensive network of contacts including designers, show promoters, vendors and local residents who can provide information to help you develop any story angle in any medium. We are available to you.

Also, be aware that cell service in and around Round Top is limited and spotty, especially during the show. Plan accordingly.

 

Roundtop.com is where country meets city in the fast-growing area between Houston and Austin. It is the digital home of the Round Top Register, a quarterly publication serving the eight rural counties between the Capital City and Space City; Round Top Texas life & style, a bi-annual magazine delivering fine country living directly into Texas’s metro areas; and the Round Top Antiques Show Guide, a bi-annual guide designed to help shoppers navigate the nation’s largest antiques and vintage show.

Lorie A. Woodward
Roundtop.com
Publisher
(325) 656-4033
lorie@roundtop.com
Katie D. Stavinoha
Roundtop.com
Publisher
(832) 652-9950
katie@roundtop.com
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