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October
Insulator Show October 24 (Sat) - Garland, TX
The Garland Insulator and Collectibles Show will be held Saturday October 24, 2020 at the Springhill Suites by Marriott, 3251 E. George Bush Turnpike, Richardson Texas 75082, (972) 479-0300. Show hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM with free parking and free admission. Dealer tables are $35.00 each with setup Friday night from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday morning from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Contact show hosts Gary Fine (972) 414-9085 gfine102@aol.com or Mike Lyell (214) 681-0244 mikelyell@verizon.net for more information or to reserve a table.
Insulator Show October 24 (Sat) - Manchester, CT
GO: The Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club will be sponsoring a Fall 2020 Swap on Saturday October 24. The swap is being held at the Manchester (CT) Land Conservation Trust Bush Hill Farm property. This is the same location as last Fall's swap. The address is 330 Bush Hill Rd, Manchester, CT. We will once again be in the back lot - follow the driveway to the right of the barn. Hours are 9-1. If you are planning on attending, please do not arrive before 8. This is strictly a "bring your own everything" event. Due to the current situation with COVID, the club will not be providing anything in the way of food or drink. There will be no club provided coffee, donuts, lunch, cold drinks. You are welcome to bring whatever for your own personal consumption. We ask that you DO NOT bring anything to share. There is a port-o-potty available up at the front barn. If you are planning on coming, I STRONGLY ask you to adhere to the current State of Connecticut rules for gatherings. Maintain a 6 foot distance even with this being an outside event. If you need to be closer, wear a mask. Bring your hand sanitizer and/or wipes. We all know we pick up and look at the insulators and put them back down - this can spread germs. So use your sanitizer/wipes after visiting a table where you "browse". In the unlikely event of bad weather, the rain date is the next day - Sunday October 25. If there is any doubt, please check you email or the Yankee Pole Cat Facebook page. Or you can call me. If you need more information, please contact JOHN RAJPOLT (203) 261-1190. E-Mail: rajpolt@earthlink.net
November
Insulator Show November 6 - 8 (Fri - Sun) - Springfield, OH
GO: The 50th Mid-Ohio Insulator Show will be held November 6-8 at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 South Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio. Exit 59 off I-70. Show hours are Friday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday from 9:00 AM to closing. Info: CURT BOSTER email: cboster530@att.net or (614) 301-5125 or LOIS BLAIR (740) 852-3148. Additional info at: www.insulators.info/shows/springfield/
December
Insulator Show December 4 - 5 (Fri - Sat) - Tulare, CA
CANCELED: The 53rd Annual Tulare Insulator and Collectibles Show will be held In Tulare, California this December 4th and 5th, 2020. Over 80 dealer tables are available located in a large auditorium complete with a full-kitchen and plenty of parking spaces. Insulators, bottles, glassware, and much more can be found. Admission is free. Doors open Friday at 9:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM and on Saturday the hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Come to buy and browse. You won't be disappointed. For further information and location directions or to book a dealer table or two, please contact Bob Merzoian at (559) 359-2826 or bobmerzoian@mac.com.
January 2021
Insulator Show January 16, 2021 (Sat) - Maitland, FL
The annual Central Florida Insulator Collectors (CFIC) and the Antique Telephone Collectors Association (ATCA) Show will be held January 16, 2021 in Maitland, Florida in the Germaine Bldg. located at 220 W. Packwood. Sales tables are: First table is $25.00 and each additional table is $20.00. Set-up is from 7:30 AM 8:00 AM. with the public allowed in at 8:00 AM. until 3:00 PM. There will be coffee and donuts for the dealers. There will be lunch concessions on the premises. This is a one-day Show and Sale held annually on the same weekend as the "Renninger's Antique Extravaganza" in Mt. Dora, Fl. which begins for "Early Buyers" on Friday, January 15, 2021. For information and reservations contact: PAUL MIKULA, NIA#7466, 650 EAST CHAPMAN ROAD, OVIEDO, FL 32765. TEL: (407) 365-4686; EMAIL: wecoman@bellsouth.net
February 2021
Insulator Show February 6, 2021 (Sat) - Yuma, AZ
Well its official! The 2021 Grand Canyon State Insulator Club tailgater in Yuma Arizona is on the schedule! It will be held on Feb 6, at Riverside Park (by the Territorial Prison) Officially starting at 9am (realistically about 5:30am) until 2 PM. This show keeps growing and growing. Last year, there were more than 20 dealers and 35 tables. We will be organizing a dinner Friday night before, followed by an infused Vodka tasting event held in Nathan Smack's honor, supplied by Daryl Stahler. For more information contact Daryl Stahler email: dwstahler@gmail.com
April 2021
Insulator Show April 10, 2021 (Sat) - Wheaton, IL
The Dupage Collectors Expo will be held Saturday, April 10th, at the Dupage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, Illinois, Hours are 9:00 to 3:00. Items for sale & trade include: Insulators, Lightning Rod items & Weathervanes, Telephone & Telegraph items, Bottles, Jars, etc. Info: BOB STAHR: bob@hemingray.com (630) 793-5345 and RICK SOLLER: com574@clcillinois.edu (847) 782-8602.
July 2021
NIA show July 2 - 4, 2021 (Fri - Sun) - Farmington, NM
The National Insulator Association's 52nd Annual Show and Convention will be held in Farmington, New Mexico, at the San Juan County Fairgrounds McGee Park Convention Center, located at #41 CR 5568, Farmington, NM 87401. There will be plenty of dealer table space and exhibitor space plus a multitude of things to do in the area. The headquarters hotel is the Farmington Courtyard by Marriott. Complete show information including dealer, exhibitor and banquet reservation forms plus hotel reservation directions are now available online at http://www.NIA2021.com or http://www.NIA.org Your Show Host is TOMMY BOLACK, (505) 325-4275 or (505) 325-7873. Contact Show Planning Committee Chairman: LOU HALL, (559) 284-4211, louhall@pacbell.net.

If you missed a show, you can read about it on our Show Reports pages.

The insulator show listings are from Crown Jewels of the Wire and the bottle show listings are from Bottles & Extras. Both are used with permission.

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