The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG), a Main Street Iowa organization, today announced that the 8th Annual Lincoln Highway Antiques Extravaganza will take place Monday, July 4, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
The open-air antiques market will feature 50-plus vendor booths, including the return of Gary and Sheri, the “Picking Preachers” of HGTV’s and DIY’s “West End Salvage,” who will be making their third trip to the antique festival. New this year will be a focus on vintage, architectural and agricultural salvage items, repurposed, industrial, primitive and retro pieces, as well as traditional collectibles and antiques.
More than 8,000 visitors are expected for the one-day-only outdoor sale. Mount Vernon’s historic First Street will be closed to traffic for the day, creating a Pedestrian Mall with an outdoor food court and antique vendor booths set up and down three blocks of Mount Vernon’s Uptown Business District.
The event remains popular with the antique-buying public because of its Uptown location on a hill that allows the festival to go on rain or shine. And the festival’s location right in front of Mount Vernon’s air-conditioned shops and restaurants, including multiple antique shops, offers a comfortable retreat from the outdoor, open-air festival.
“We are so pleased to welcome back Gary and Sheri, the “Picking Preachers,” to the July 4th Lincoln Highway Antiques Extravaganza,” says event organizer Mary Evans. “Whether you’re a first-time collector or a seasoned picker, or just want to enjoy the small-town charm, this event is the perfect place to find those unusual, unique and 100 per cent authentic items,”
As always the event is free and open to the public with eight indoor antique stores, free parking and plenty of cool inside dining available.
Questions re: the event should be directed to Mary Evans at (319) 310-2896.
More information, including a registration form, is available at www.visitmvl.com
The Food Vendor Contract is available here
The Antiques Vendor Contract is available here: