41st Annual Saratoga Antique Bottle Show And Sale
The National Bottle Museum, 76 Milton Ave Ballston Spa NY, is sponsoring its 41st Annual Antique Bottle Show And Sale at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM on Sunday June 7th, 2020. Admission is $5.00 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Early admission is available for $15.00 at 08:00 AM. Parking is free.
The Bottle Show is the Museums chief annual fundraiser and is attended by dealers and collectors from across the United States. All types of old bottles and related items will be available, including early New England glass, Flasks, Bitters, all types of medicinal bottles, Canning jars, Milk bottles, Stoneware, various glassware, Bottle art and Ephemera. Also to be found are bottles made to hold the mineral waters of Saratoga and the surrounding springs. The show gives the Museum an opportunity to promote the fun and interesting hobby of bottle collecting which is gaining in popularity with young people looking for a fun and interesting pastime. The show features educational displays, and attendees are encouraged to bring in their old empty bottles for identification. (Bottles with contents should be photographed with a general description)
A popular feature of the show will be a free bottle grab bag for all students (12 and under accompanied by an adult) Research materials will be available for the students to learn about the bottle they have chosen. Live flameworking demonstrations will be provided by the Glintglass Studio with a selection of items offered for sale. Food and refreshments will be available at the Fairgrounds by the Brickyard Tavern and Grill. The Bottle Museum will be open during the show for those wishing to learn a little more about the history of bottles and glassblowing, or just to enjoy the glass. The JRM artists space on the Museums second floor will also be open with a showing of "The Art Of The Bottle III, with all art having a bottle thyme
The National Bottle Museum is a not for profit 501(c)(3) educational institution chartered by the NYS Education Dept., dedicated to the preservation and history of bottles and the glassblowing industry