Calendar of Insulator Shows

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Insulator Show July 16 (Sat) - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CANCELED: **South Lake Tahoe show** South Lake Tahoe, CA show is canceled. Sorry... Come and join our backyard show. In beautiful South Lake Tahoe, CA. Dealers are welcome to set up on Friday, show begins Saturday July 16th at 7:30 AM. Light breakfast with coffee/tea and donuts. Full lunch with carnitas and all the fixins! We have a limited number of tables and chairs this year, so please bring what you can! Hope to see you all here. 1173 Tata Lane, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Contact George or Judy Klingler 530-416-1631 or
NIA show July 29 - 31 (Fri - Sun) - Gettysburg, PA
**National Insulator Association's 53rd Annual Show and Convention** National Insulator Association's 53rd Annual Show and Convention will be held at The Wyndham Gettysburg located at 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The spacious Ballroom will accommodate 126 Dealer Tables and 18 Exhibit Tables. This historic location offers plenty to do with Baltimore, Harrisburg, Hershey, and Lancaster all within reach if you choose to plan an extended visit. Detailed show information including the show packet with the daily show schedule and planned activities, dealer and exhibitor reservation forms, banquet and advertising, also a link for room reservations are all available at Show host Gus & Debra Stafford, (717) 790-9183,
Insulator Show August 6 (Sat) - Berkley, MI
**Michigan Insulator Swap** 4th annual Michigan Insulator Swap meet at a bigger and better location. Show hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, dealer setup starts at 8am. The swap meet location is at the Knights of Columbus 2299 Twelve Mile Rd Berkley Michigan 48072. The location is only 1 hr north of the Michigan/Ohio border, walking distance to downtown Berkley and there's a few antique stores in the area. Tables are $25 each, free admission. Dealers, please RSVP when possible. Contact information: Curtis Erickson (248) 515-4612
Insulator Show August 12 - 13 (Fri - Sat) - Bend, OR
**Jefferson State Insulator Club's Quatro Amigos and Dos Amigas Insulator Show & Sale** Annual Jefferson State Insulator Club's Quatro Amigos and Dos Amigas Insulator Show & Sale in Central Oregon will be held August 12-13 starting with dinner Friday evening followed by our traditional bonfire and story-telling time. On Saturday the show will begin early. Tables will be provided. If you would like a table, please let us know beforehand so the correct number can be ordered. There will be a BBQ lunch at 11:35 AM. Side dishes are welcome. Be sure to bring your "Go-Withs" and any other treasures along with your hunting and adventure stories for the Friday evening bonfire. Please RSVP. Lodging and camping available at nearby Tumalo State Park or camp on site. Our location is 64420 Research Road, Bend, OR 97703. Info: JIM SINASEK (541) 383-8067 ( You may also contact Howard Banks at (541) 761-9456 ( or Tim Wood at (54) 923-4116 ( Your RSVP is appreciated and will help us with knowing how much food to order and serve.
Insulator Show August 13 (Sat) - Martinsburg, WV
**22nd Annual CBIC Shenandoah Valley Insulator Show** to be held at the historic B&O Roundhouse, 100 E. Liberty Street, Martinsburg, WV. Show hours are 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM with no admission fee. Come enjoy the show and take in the history of the B&O Roundhouse. Dealer set up from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, dealer contract and show directions are available at or contact Jeff Hollis at (304) 671-5359, email REDOAK1953@GMAIL.COM
Insulator Show August 20 (Sat) - Toccoa, GA
**Dixie Jewels Insulator Club Summer Swap Meet** hosted by Tom, Mike and Casey Herron, will be held Saturday, August 20th, 2022 from 8:00am-3:00pm in beautiful Toccoa, Georgia. The swap will be held at the Mitchell Allen Memorial Hall at the Historic Toccoa Train Depot, 160 N Alexander St, Toccoa, GA 30577, located at the historic Toccoa Train Depot and right next door to the Currahee Military Museum. The Toccoa Depot was originally built in 1915 and is located beside the Southern Railroad which remains very active to this day. The Toccoa Depot has been restored to its original appearance in 1940 and the museum showcases the history of Toccoa and Stephens County, Georgia, along with many artifacts detailing the lives and experiences of the men in the 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment who trained for combat missions at nearby Camp Toccoa, made famous by the hit HBO miniseries, “Band of Brothers”. Tours of the museum will be arranged for those interested at minimal cost. The depot has also added a viewing platform for those who wish to do some railfanning! Around 15+ tables will be available, so please contact Mike Herron before the swap meet to reserve your sales table. If all those tables are spoken for, plan to bring your own table. There is lots of room in the meeting hall and there will be a great assortment of insulators for sale. Admission is free and there is no charge to set up a sales table if you are a club member. Non-club members will need to pay $5 for each sales table. Please see our treasurer, Dave Collins, prior to setup. Lunch will be provided for club members ONLY and they are asked to bring a covered dish, dessert or drinks to complement the noon meal. Mark your calendars now for a terrific day of awesome insulators and fellowship in the beautiful mountains of Northeast Georgia. For information: Mike Herron,, 706-599-4705 or Tom Herron,, 706-886-8238
Insulator Show August 26 - 27 (Fri - Sat) - East Helena, MT
**Big Sky Show** 2022 Big Sky Show A-Storage, 3333 Canyon Ferry Road, 3333 Canyon Ferry Rd, East Helena, MT 59635. Show Starts Friday The 26th at 12:00 and runs until 5:00. Show and Tell At Ron and Peggy’s Home at 6:00 until 9:00. Saturday Show starts at 8:00 and ends at 3:00. Inside Table rent is $20.00 outside tables are $10.00. For outside tables we suggest you bring your own canopy And you will be responsible for your items when show closes on Friday night. For Info and to reserve your spots please contact Ron Yuhas at 406-439-4573 or email him at Or Doug Rusher 406-461-7341 or email
Insulator Show August 27 (Sat) - Nisswa, MN
**North-Western Insulator Club Annual Summer Sale and Swap Meet** We invite you to join us for thon the last Saturday in August. Colin and Karen Yennie will host at their home at 1126 Ebert Drive, Nisswa, MN. This is an outdoor show with plenty of space to spread out in the yard. The garage and canopies can be pressed into service if showers threaten to dampen our goodies. Lunch is pot luck-so bring a dessert or side dish to share. Colin will fire up the grills to serve brats and burgers. An auction will be held with proceeds to benefit the club. All are welcome to donate or buy. Contact the host with questions or more info. Contacts are Colin or 507-990-7503 Or Karen at or 507-271-3457. This fun event brings in hobbyists from the five-state area and Canada, so there is no shortage of insulators and go-withs to tempt everybody.
Insulator Show September 17 (Sat) - Lawrence, KS
**Border States Antique Show & Sale** Border States Antique Show & Sale Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. Bldg. 21, Lawrence, KS, 66046 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Antique insulators, bottles, jars, postcards, telephones, advertising, porcelain signs, lightning rod balls & arrows and other table-top antiques & collectibles. Friday set up with show open to the public on Saturday. 100+ 8' & 6' tables available. Breakfast & lunch available on site. For information: Darryl Wagner,, 816-719-0801 Or: Mark Law,, (785) 224-4836
Insulator Show September 17 (Sat) - Ottawa, IL
**Greater Chicago Insulator Club's annual fall swap meet** will be held at the home of Tom & Mary Nugent located at 1999 Columbus St., Ottawa, IL 61350 from 9 a.m. - ?. Bring a table if you can. Free lunch. Club auction with Rick Soller taking bids. For more information or to RSVP, contact Tom at (815) 434-5157 or 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.
Insulator Show September 24 (Sat) - Albuquerque, NM
**Enchantment Insulator Club/New Mexico Historical Bottle Society 2022 Tailgater**, 8AM-5PM, North Domingo Baca Park, 7521 Carmel NE Albuquerque, NM 87113. There are tables but you should probably bring your own plus an EZ-up if you have one. There are 3 large pavilions and 6 small ones west of the fire/police building at the NE corner of the park. Nearby are plenty of restaurants and takeout options. No fees! No electricity either. Questions? Mike Gay, (505) 480-0085. Show: Parking:
Insulator Show September 24 (Sat) - Porterville, CA
**23rd annual Merzoian Brothers and Dave Brown Tailgater** Saturday, September 24 under Mark Merzoian's cool wedding ranch pole barn located just outside of Porterville (California). Tables, breakfast snacks, and lunch will be provided. Please join us...bring glass and mud to sell, trade, or just show off. Reunite with friends from near and afar. We like to think of our gathering as a Mini-Rohde (the King of Tailgaters). Start time is 8:00 AM and lasts until the last vehicle leaves. Contact Bob Merzoian (, Mark Merzoian (, or Dave Brown ( for further information or to RSVP. See you then!
Insulator Show September 24 (Sat) - Richfield, OH
**Western Reserve Insulator Club's 'Oktoberfest' Insulator Show** The Western Reserve Insulator Club's 12th Annual 'Oktoberfest' Insulator Show at the Masonic Hall, 3750 Grant Street, Richfield, OH 44286 (near the southeast corner of Routes 303 & 176), 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Free Admission. 8-foot Dealer Tables $20. Dealer Setup 9:00 -10:00 AM, Bratwurst and Root Beer available for lunch. Contact: John Hovanec 216-392-3622, email for details.
Insulator Show October 1 (Sat) - Mayer, AZ
**Grand Canyon Summer Meet and Show** Saturday October 1st, 8 am until ? All are welcome and any/all antiques can be sold/purchased or Traded. Bring your own table and chair, lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to insure we have enough food. 10090 S Third Street Mayer AZ 86333 Contact Jim Harlow 928 830-7716
Insulator Show October 1 (Sat) - River Falls, WI
**North Western Insulator Club annual Fall Swap, Show and Sale** in River Falls, Wisconsin hosted by Mike Braun. We are returning to the Glen Park Pavillion, an indoor facility surrounded by a large park. The building has a wall of garage type doors that can be opened for comfort and ventilation or closed if weather is inclement. There are floor to ceiling windows all around so the light for identifying colors is excellent. Tables and chairs are provided and lunch will be pot luck. Please bring a dish to share. A raffle will be held to finance current and future club activities. Donations will be welcomed. Contact Mike with donations or for any information. Here is the vital information: Time-9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Host: Mike Braun. Phone: 651-999-9961 Location: Glen Park Pavilion, 361 W Park St. River Falls, Wisconsin Come ready to buy, trade and sell. Bring something to share for lunch. Bring an item to raffle to benefit the club. Be prepared for a great day with friends and fellow hobbyists!
Insulator Show October 22 (Sat) - Garland, TX
**Garland Insulator and Collectibles Show** will be held Saturday October 22, 2022 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 $40.00 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 (214) 546-9804 or Mike Lyell (214) 681-0244 for more information or to reserve a table.
Insulator Show November 4 - 6 (Fri - Sun) - Springfield, OH
**52nd Mid-Ohio Insulator Show** Clark County Fairgrounds. 4401 South Charleston Pike. Exit 59 off I-70. Springfield, Ohio. Show Hours: Friday Noon - 6 PM Saturday 8 PM - 5 PM Sunday 9 AM - ??? 8-foot tables are $ 45 each, display tables are always free with advance notification. For easy and immediate payment, PayPal customers can send payments directly to For those wishing to pay via old timey methods, you can send a check or money order to Lois Blair. We will have a sales table in Gettysburg for those wishing to take care of payments at that time. CONTACT: Curt Boster (614) 301-5125 Visit for more information.
Insulator Show December 4 (Sun) - Enfield, CT
**Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club Annual "Beat the Snow" Antique Insulator, Bottle & Collectibles Show** Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club Annual "Beat the Snow" Antique Insulator, Bottle & Collectibles Show Sunday December 4, 2022 at the American Legion Hall - Enfield, Connecticut. 566 Enfield Street (US Route 5) - Exit 49 off I-91 (just minutes South of Mass. Turnpike - I-90 Exit 4) Show Hours: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Insulators * Bottles * Jars * Lightning Rod Equipment * Flasks * Stoneware * Telephone & Telegraph Collectibles * Railroadiana Advertising & Paper Ephemera * Small Table Top Antiques FREE ADMISSION For Show Information, contact: John Rajpolt Tele: (203) 261-1190 Email:
June 2023
NIA show June 9 - 11, 2023 (Fri - Sun) - Logan, UT
**National Insulator Association's 54th Annual Show and Convention** National Insulator Association's 54th Annual Show and Convention will be held at the Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan, Utah. The fairgrounds is located at 450 South 500 West, Logan, UT 84321. There will be plenty of dealer space and exhibit space plus a multitude of things to do in the area. Complete show information will be available in 2023 at the Gettysburg National and subsequently online. Show Hosts are: DON & JEANNE BRIEL, (435) 753-5786, and BRIAN & CATHY WEESE, (801) 201-5187,

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