On the Road to… North Carolina

On the Road to... North Carolina

From Atlantic Ocean beaches to the Appalachian Mountains, fall in the beautiful state of North Carolina is for antique lovers.
While there, experience one of the state’s greatest cultural treasures: the tradition, fine arts, music and dance of the 10,000-year-old Cherokee culture. Visit the battlefields and other sites that tell tales of N.C. history in the Civil War, and The Wright Brothers’ National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills commemorating the first moments of flight that changed the world and forever linked the state to one of aviation’s greatest triumphs.
UPCOMING SHOWS
Metrolina Expo Vintage & Antiques Show
October 1-4
704-714-7909, www.icashows.com
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte, NC
Metrolina Expo Vintage & Antiques Show hosts vendors who specialize in one-of-a-kind hidden gems including high-end antiques, home goods such as shabby chic furniture and decor, silver, glass, vintage jewelry and so much more!
Cameron Antique Dealers Association Annual Fall Antiques Street Fair
October 3, 9am-5pm
910-245-3055, www.antiquesofcameron.com
Downtown, Cameron, North Carolina
33rd Asheville Quilt Show
October 2-4, Fri & Sat, 9-5 and Sunday 10-5
www.ashevillequiltguild.org
WNC Ag Center Davis Event Center, Asheville, NC
Over 275 quilts from all over the US on display, plus quilting skills demonstrations, vendors and quilts for sale.
Metrolina Expo Fall Extravaganza
November 4-8
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte, NC
Always something to interest everyone including: furniture, art pottery, stoneware, books, prints, primitives, jewelry, silver, signage, prints, paintings, glass, china, postcards, coins, quilts, dolls, toys, advertising, marbles, rugs, vintage textiles, period pieces and more.
Antiques Extravaganza of North Carolina
November 20-22
336-924-4359, www.antextofnc.com
Exposition Center at NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC
Featuring quality dealers from Florida to New England exhibiting the finest in country, formal, Victorian, oak, wicker and garden furniture; Americana; tinware, woodenware, ironware, textiles, Oriental rugs, pottery, fine china and glassware, jewelry, period clothing, linens, books, clocks, dolls, toys, advertising, and more.
FLEA MARKETS
Asheville Flea For Y’All
Last Sunday of each month from May-October; October 25, 9am-4pm
828-699-2863, www. ashevillefleaforyall.com
468 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC
Vendors will be selling vintage, antiques, mid-century modern, machine age, Danish modern, rustic and industrial decor, and handmade art that intrigues. The events are curated and vendor applications are being accepted. Food trucks serving coffee, breakfast, lunch and beer will be available on sight all day!
Raleigh Flea Market at the N.C. State Fairgrounds
Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-6pm
919-821-7400, www.raleighfleamarket.net
1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raleigh NC
The Raleigh Flea Market at the Historic State Fairgrounds has been a Triangle tradition since 1971. Our fun, family-friendly atmosphere draws tens of thousands of shoppers every weekend. The flea market showcases more than 600 vendors, offering everything from antiques and collectibles to handicrafts, furniture, homemade goodies, clothing, jewelry, and more!
Smiley’s Flea Markets & Antique Malls
Fridays-Sundays
www.smileysfleamarkets.com
5360 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC
Smiley’s Flea Market in Fletcher, North Carolina is the largest and finest Flea Market in all of the Carolina’s. Located just 1/2 mile north of I-26 on Highway 25 (Exit 44), it is easily accessible for people coming from all over the country.
Super Flea Market
November 6-8
336-373-8515
Greensboro Coliseum Complex’s Pavilion, Greensboro, NC
As a true variety show, the Super Flea Market abounds with new and used merchandise, antiques, crafts, vintage-costume-antique-and new jewelry, primitives, home decor, glassware, clothing, furniture and collectibles. Free Admission.

MUSEUMS, SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS, SPECIAL EVENTS
Biltmore Home & Gardens
877-245-8667, www.biltmore.com
One Approach Road, Asheville, NC
Experience George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, and the breathtaking beauty of the 250-room Biltmore House – America’s largest private home – and century-old gardens.
Mint Museum
704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org
2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC
Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design features objects in ceramics, glass, fiber, metal and wood.
North Carolina Museum of Art
919-839-NCMA (6262), www.ncartmuseum.org
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC
October 17, 2015-January 17, 2016: “The Worlds of M. C. Escher: Nature, Science, and Imagination.”
67th Annual Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair
October 1 – 10
www.info@waynefair.com
Dudley, NC
Fourth largest fair in the state! Exhibits, food, nearly 50 rides on the Midway, competitions, vintage farm equipment, demolition derby, and live entertainment.
AUCTION HOUSES
Brunk Auctions
828-254-6846, www.brunkauctions.com
117 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC
Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years.
Leland Little
919-644-1243, www.lelandlittle.com
620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough, NC
Mebane Antique Auction Gallery
919-563-9095, www.mebaneauction.com
7607 US 70, Mebane, NC
Auctions 1pm Every Friday
Richard D. Hatch & Associates
828-696-3440, www.richardhatchauctions.com
913 Upward Road, Flat Rock, NC

On the Road to… North Carolina