STALEY, N.C. — The Liberty Antiques Festival officially kicked off Friday morning at Pike Family Farms in Randolph County.
A tradition for antique collectors across the country, more than 400 vendors have spent the week setting up booths at the festival.
Buyers and sellers from more than 25 states are expected to attend the festival, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 2855 Andrews Road in Staley.
Promoters Mary Ellen and Vito Sico and Janet Hill promise 18th to 20th century furniture and accessories, pottery, glass, clocks, dolls, toys, military items, advertising, decoys, jewelry, quilts, folk art and “in the rough” country Americana.
“No crafts or reproductions,” they added.
There was a long line forming Friday morning as folks waited for the gates to open.
Admission is $7 per person. There is no cost for children under 12 years old. Parking is free.