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Antiquing no matter what

Its antique week in Bouckville, and thousands of people traditionally come to search for a piece of the past, but is the recent weather factoring into attendance?

Posted: Aug 15, 2018 6:23 PM
Updated: Aug 16, 2018 9:20 AM

If you’re heading to Bouckville to do a little antiquing, you may encounter some muddy conditions. The recent rains have made a mess out of parking lots, but it doesn’t seem to be stopping people from coming out to shop. Dan Leonard came all the way from Phoenix, New York to shop.

"Beautiful day. No snow on the ground, no shoveling. You can’t beat it."

John Mancino is the President of Madison Bouckville Promotions. He doesn't see the crowds staying away because of a little rain.

"It’s the same almost all the time. People come, it doesn’t matter. They bring their galoshes, their umbrella’s, their poncho’s, and they’re going to go out and walk and try to find what they want."

Antique Dealer David Devereaux (Lockport, New York) tells us you can't keep the true antique hunters away.

"The true hunter of antiques, they’ll always come out and they’ll always look, so we don’t worry about that."

Shoppers tell us they’re willing to bear the weather conditions if they think they can find a good deal.

Kerry Furney from Rome said, "I come prepared. I bring extra cloths. Boots, rubber boots, glasses, everything. Water bottles, so no it doesn’t bother me at all. I think some people would be afraid of it, but it is a whole week long, so they can pick a good day and probably have some good luck."

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, most dealers will steer you in the right direction, but many come just to look.

Dan Leonard from Phoenix, New York said, "It’s all about history. People love to see history. Our fathers, grandparents, great grandparents, great, great… goes back for hundreds of years and it’s kind of interesting to see how they lived and how they lived. Some of the things we can still use to this day. They were better made back then than they are today too."

There’s probably something here for everyone, but if you do go, be prepared to pay if you plan to purchase. 

Kerry Furney says, "I think the average person, a couple hundred dollars, but it can go way higher than that if they see something they like and this is a unique show, so there’s many things to choose from, so it all depends."

If you do plan on coming out this weekend to do some antiquing, be sure to bring some boots, old sneakers, maybe an umbrella, and be sure to bring your wallet.

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