Antique Show in Loudon, TN

October 3, 2016 in Editorials

loudon-county-courthouseIt’s time to mark your calendar for Saturday, October 22, 2016 and the big event is the 26th Annual Memories on Mulberry Street Antique Show. This very popular antiques show will be held on the Historic Loudon County Court House Lawn in Loudon, Tennessee.

There will be dealers from all over Tennessee and from several other states, setting up unique booths with some of the finest and even some rare selections of antiques and primitives; from furniture, glass, collectibles and smalls. These fine selective pieces will be juried. (This means a committee of two or more have examined the majority of the selections through slides, pictures, or personally before they were approved and accepted).

Numerous dealers, even some who own shops in Historic Downtown Loudon will be participating. Those shop owners within walking distance of the Historic Loudon County Court House are; The General Store, Past Tymes Antiques, and The Mulberry House; some vendors will be there who are located in Shoppes on the Square and Annabelle’s Emporium as well. All their shops will still be open for everyone to visit and shop for even more wonderful pieces of history after you visit the show.

This antique show is sponsored by the LMPOA (Loudon Merchants and Property Owners Association) and Past Tymes Antiques. All of this group have worked very hard to plan one of the best shows in the southeast; they will have live entertainment and food and beverage vendors, and maybe even some surprises. Downtown Loudon has several wonderful eateries close to the event; as well as other shops minutes away.

When you’re ready to walk and browse, add these stores to your list; The Red Door Galleries, Miss Marie’s, Maggie’s Mercantile, Good Eats, Tic Tocs Ice Cream, Cornerstone Boutique and the Historic Greer’s Home Furnishings, which was established in 1890. (Another interesting story coming soon.)

Wayne and Susan Flynn, owners of Past Tymes Antiques and sponsors of the show, was the last antiques shop to open in Loudon and will be celebrating their first year anniversary in Loudon October 8th. Although, their shops fairly new to Loudon, they’re very knowledgable of all kinds and varieties of antiques and primitives. They started out in Clinton in 1998, and owned their own store for seven years before they became owners of Gate House Antique Market in Knoxville, Tennessee.

If you’ve never visited Historic Downtown Loudon, you’ll find its place in history dates back to its first settlers on the Tennessee River around 1790; it was named Loudon for Fort Loudon in 1852. Ask about the “self” walking tour and get a glimpse of the historic buildings in town. Most of the antique shops are located in some of Loudon’s first homes and business buildings.

I’ve taken a few pictures in shops that are participating to give you an idea of the fine antiques that are going to be on display and in shops for you to enjoy, not just on October 22, at the Memories on Mulberry Street Antique Show, but any day that your taking a leisure drive and Loudon, Tennessee becomes your destination.

The show will take place “rain or shine” and will be Free. Loudon, Tennessee invites you to spend a day; but, hopes you might be enticed to come and stay.

By Maxine Bean Jones