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Insulator Show September 19 (Sat) - Ottawa, IL
GO: (as of 9/8) The Greater Chicago Insulator Club's annual fall swap meet will be held at the home of Tom and Mary Nugent located at 1999 N. Columbus St., Ottawa, IL 61350 from 9 a.m. - ?. Bring a table if you can. Free lunch. Club auction with Rick Soller taking bids. Although the address is listed as 1999 Columbus Street, attendees need to turn on Alexis Street to get to this address. You cannot see the house from Columbus Street and you have to travel to the end of Alexis Street to get to the address of the swap meet. Coming from I-80, Alexis Street is one mile south on Columbus Street/U.S. 30 and is the first right turn after Reynolds Manor Dr. You will be going west when you make the turn. Tom will have signs up to make it easier to find his domicile. For more information or to RSVP, contact Tom at (815) 434-5157 or
Insulator ShowBottle Show September 26 (Sat) - Bath, ON
CANCELED: 4th Annual Bath Antique Bottle and Insulator Show, Saturday September 26th, 2020. Time is from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Admission is Free, 428 Main St. Bath, Ontario, Canada K0H1G0. Vendor fee is $10 which get you a table which is 30" X 60". Please email Richard Dobing at to reserve a spot or for more details.
Insulator Show September 26 (Sat) - Lawrence, KS
CANCELED: The First Annual Border States Antique Mart Show & Sale will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. Bldg 21, Lawrence, KS 66046. This show is a combination of the NW Missouri Insulator & Bottle Show in Platte City, MO and the Kansas Territory Bottle & Postcard Show in Hutchinson, KS. This will not replace our spring shows, but it will give our region a fall show. We are taking the place of another long time antique show, so citizens of the surrounding area are already used to coming. It will still be mainly insulators & bottles, but we will be adding a little more variety of dealers to attract more attendees. Lawrence is a college town off of I-70, in between Kansas City & Topeka, KS, with a good population. The facility is over 9500 square feet and we are already sold out with over 100 tables. There will be a food vendor on-site for convenience. Show will open to the public from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission is FREE. Contact Darryl Wagner at (816) 719-0801 or for more information.
Insulator ShowBottle Show October 4 (Sun) - Chelsea, MI
CANCELED: The Huron Valley Bottle and Insulator Club annual show will be held at the Comfort Inn Conference Center located at 1645 Commerce Park Drive, Chelsea, Mi. (just north of the I-94/M53 exit. Hours:9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Admission is $3. For more information or sales tables, contact Rod Krupka (248) 627-6351 ( or Mike Bruner at
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 or Mike Lyell (214) 681-0244 for more information or to reserve a table.
Insulator Show November 6 - 8 (Fri - Sun) - Springfield, OH
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: or (614) 301-5125 or LOIS BLAIR (740) 852-3148. Additional info at:
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
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:
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:
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 or Your Show Host is TOMMY BOLACK, (505) 325-4275 or (505) 325-7873. Contact Show Planning Committee Chairman: LOU HALL, (559) 284-4211,

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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