Photo Gallery | Joe and Brenda Sullivan to Chair Camden Antiques Fair
Organizers of the Camden Antiques Fair announce that Joe and Brenda Sullivan are Honorary Chairmen for this year’s event. They reside in Camden and spend part of the summer in Newport, Rhode Island. Joe, former CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Brenda, a passionate gardener, bring much expertise to the Fair in terms of their knowledge of antiques and are great supporters of non-profit organizations. Proceeds from the Fair benefit the National Steeplechase Museum and Habitat for Humanity in Kershaw County.
“Whether you are an avid collector looking to complete a cherished collection, a decorator looking for that perfect antique, or an enthusiast searching for the once-in-a-lifetime treasure, the Camden Antique Fair offers a fantastic and diverse range of antiques and collectibles,” said the Sullivans. “There is something for everyone in every price range.”
The “Camden Antiques Fair” will open with a Preview Party at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 at Rhame Arena in Camden. Enjoy fine wine and food from Jack Brantley of Aberdeen Catery and be entertained by singer Joy Claussen and her accompanist Greg Boatwright while perusing an exciting array of offerings from more than 25 of America’s best antique dealers.
Following the Opening Preview Party, the public is invited to enjoy the three-day “Camden Antiques Fair” show and sale on Friday and Saturday, October 19-20 from 10-5, and Sunday, October 21 from 11-4. From beautiful antique furnishings, paintings, sporting artifacts, rugs, clocks and architectural salvage to exquisite jewelry, silver, crystal, toys, pottery and ceramics, the Camden Antiques Fair is a haven for heirloom admirers. New opportunities for attendees include special seminars and a panel of experts to assist collectors. The event also will highlight historic Camden as a year-round antiques destination, which benefits the Camden business community and Kershaw County residents.
The name of the event, “Camden Antique Fair”, is a nod to the history of the oldest South Carolina inland city. In 1774, King George III granted a license for Camden to hold a public fair on what is now known as Fair Street. The license is believed to be the first ever issued for a public fair in what was then the British Colonies.
Ticket prices are:
Opening Preview Reception - $60 pp; $100 per couple
Fair and Show - $10 pp valid for all days
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 803-432-6513
For more information, visit www.camdenantiquesfair.com or call the National Steeplechase Museum at 803.432.6513.