The 11th Annual Clinch River Spring Antique Fair will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Historic Downtown Clinton.
The Spring Antique Fair will kick off with a party on Friday evening, May 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Hoskins/Lane Park on Market Street with live musical entertainment.
Back by popular demand are The Real McCoys. This trio is comprised of brothers Blake and Aaron McCoy, who play banjo and guitar, and bass player Nick Patterson.
These young men grew up in Lake City playing in church, and they have been a favorite at The Museum of Appalachia’s Fall Homecoming for the past five years, a press release said. They released their first album in 2010 and are currently working on their second one, hoping to include several songs they have written. Their true passion for bluegrass music drives them to make bluegrass appeal to everyone. Their spin on the classic “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” has made them a local favorite.
While you are enjoying the music, you can also enjoy food from local food vendors that will be offering barbecue, baked goods, hot dogs, burgers, and new this year, gyros.
In addition to food and music, there will also be plenty of late-night shopping in the antique district with shops remaining open until 9 p.m., the press release said. All events are held rain or shine, and there is plenty of free parking.
Saturday, May 2, is the main event with Market and Cullom Streets closed to traffic as antique dealers line the streets for the Antique Fair.
“More than 100 antique dealers from Tennessee and surrounding states will line Market and adjoining side streets to present a fantastic antique show offering a wide range of antiques and collectibles to suit every taste,” the press release said. “Plus, don’t forget to also visit the 20-plus antique shops in town that will be having their annual spring sales. The antique shops will also be open on Sunday from 1-5 p.m.”
The day’s events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Street will have a display of antique automobiles by the Clinton Region of the AACA.
“Local food vendors will again be set up in Hoskins/Lane Park to help keep up your energy for a full day of exploring and shopping,” the release said.
It said the Clinch River Spring Antique Fair has grown in popularity every year for both antiques dealers and shoppers alike. These antique shows consistently bring thousands of visitors to Clinton’s Historic Downtown District.
“Rain or shine, everyone always has a great time, and most go home with wonderful treasures,” the release said.
The fair is sponsored by the Antique Merchants Guild of Clinton and Anderson County Tourism Council, in conjunction with the City of Clinton and Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
For more information, call (865) 457-5250, (865) 463-8699, or (865) 457-4542.