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The show must go on... at the Madison-Bouckville Antiques Show

By CAROLINE GABLE

BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - It is true that the Madison-Bouckville Antiques show is changing, but it is by no means ending. The founder of the show has sold the 90 acre property, that charged admission to a two day event.

The new owner is White Eagle Farms, based in Hamilton. White Eagle now intends to use it for agricultural purposes, and not antiquing.

But if you've ever been to the area you know there's more to the show than just one 90 acre site. The event encompasses miles and miles of other tents and vendors.

Greg Dutcher owns land just a tenth of a mile away from the 90 acre site, on that property he hosts 200 vendors. Dutcher says he is planning for business as usual next year.

Town of Madison Supervisor Ronald Bono says the antique show gives a huge economic boost to the town, and he expects vendors will now just be displaced to new tents through out the area.

"The big show for lack of better terms was only a two day show. What goes on in the village is a week long show, a week to 10 days, and that's what really helps the restaurants, the gas stations, that kind of thing, because those people are here for a period of time and they need these services... its just another chapter life goes on, but the antiques are here to stay," says Bono.

Over 60,000 people visit the area for the antique show every year.

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