Discover nostalgic treasures and cool jewels of the past this weekend at the annual collectible show at Sisters Creekside Park July 20–21. The fun event is free and open to all ages. Story by Jeff Spry
The festival is also an honorable salute to our wealth of American veterans and the monumental sacrifices they’ve made for freedom.
This year the green lawns beside Whychus Creek will again be overflowing with a tempting array of more than 50 vendors offering a taste of yesteryear, from heirloom quilts and early American furniture, vintage postcards, comic books and glassware, to iron doorstops, tin toys, marbles, wall clocks, antique jewelry, tools, sports cards and Hollywood movie posters and memorabilia.
“The Oregon National Guard is coming with two armored Humvee vehicles and a display of machine guns and other military weapons,” said organizer Richard Esterman. “The VFW and USO will also be on hand presenting info on their fine organizations.”
For eats, Bad Boys BBQ will be cooking up baskets of mouthwatering pulled pork sandwiches, beef brisket and ribs, alongside The Pizza Cart from Bend with its old-world brick oven pizzas. The new Hop N Bean taphouse will be serving coffee drinks, Italian Sodas and desserts and an old-fashioned ice cream stand selling sweet treats in the sun. Live entertainment is the country rock band Three Quarter Short on Saturday and the Cajun tunes of Kelly Thibodeaux’s Etouffee on Sunday.
“This show is larger than last year and growing,” added Esterman. “People love this yearly collectors event and usually go home with some amazing find. The reason I promote events is to bring business to our community and this is one of seven events on my calendar and definitely my favorite.”
Back again this year is Bronze Star Comics, selling a rainbow assortment of classic collector superhero comics from Marvel and DC like Thor, Superman, Fantastic Four, Avengers and Batman.
“We cover the whole spectrum of antiques and collectibles and have sellers coming in from Washington, Idaho and California,” noted Esterman. “I’m bringing out a 1952 Packard television from my collection which is pretty cool. Strolling through the park in a trip down memory lane is a perfect way to spend a summer day.”
Antiques In The Park is located at Highway 20 and Jefferson Street and runs Saturday 10-5 and Sunday from 10-4. For more info call 541-420-0279.