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Liberty Antiques Festival 2024

One of the most famous antique fairs in Eastern U.S.

Dates: April 26–27, 2024 | September 27–28, 2024

Liberty Antiques Festival
Liberty Antiques Festival

Twice a year, in April and September, the small town of Liberty, North Carolina, holds a large antique fair. Liberty Antiques Festival gathers over 400 dealers from about 25 states bringing their treasures, such as furniture from the 18th or 19th century, pottery, glass, accessories, clocks, toys, jewelry, and military items. A large segment of the 100-acre (40.46-hectare) fair at Pike Family Farm is taken by advertising memorabilia, quilts, folk art, and Americana.

Festival history

The festival was founded 20 years ago by Vito and Mary Ellen Sico, who were looking for antiques to furnish their home. Gradually their collection grew so much that they no longer had space in their house, and the passion for antiques has become a business. And a small family business has grown into a large fair, which attracted celebrities like Julia Roberts and Bruce Willis. Recently, the Liberty Antiques Festival was named the best antiques show in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Food at the festival

Liberty Antique Festival has food vendors serving southern cuisine, international dishes, barbecue, burgers, and hot dogs. Outside food and beverages are not allowed on the festival grounds.

Location and tickets

Liberty Antiques Festival is held at Pike Family Farm, between Charlotte and Raleigh. Its good location, close to large North Carolina cities, makes it a popular stop for collectors and antiquers to socialize, hunt for unique items, and enlarge their collections.

Liberty Antiques Festival is held rain or shine. The fair is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring some cash, because not all vendors accept credit cards. ATMs are available on-site, but surcharges from an ATM machine are possible if it's outside of your banking network. Animals are not allowed at the festival except for licensed service dogs. Visitors can bring small folding chairs or lawn chairs for seating. Admission is $10. Children under 12 years of age get free admission. Parking is free.

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin