Monday, September 10, 2012

2012 Huntsville Antique Show

The Huntsville Antique Show is this Saturday and Sunday here in Huntsville Texas.  If you've never visited our town now is a great time to do so.  The show is located at the Walker County Fair Grounds on Highway 30 West which is easily accessed from Interstate 45. Check out their website for maps and more show info.   You can also find more information on Facebook or their Blog.

This is the 9th year for the antique show.  I have done this show at least three times before, but it always seemed to conflict when I had to set up in Warrenton, but now that I'm at Marburger Farms I'll be able to do their show.  Frederic and Greg, the show promoters, work really hard each year to advertise for the show.  They travel the state of Texas almost every weekend passing out flyers and advertising for the show.  There are a lot of great vendors that will be here this year.  Just take a look at one of the vendors that will be here:

Do you want to see who else is setting up at the show, click here to see the list.

Love all the trophy's.  Many of the vendors selling here will carry primitives to shabby items, furniture, unique items, coins and jewelry, one of a kind things, garden items, Americana, and just a great mixture of it all.  Come early for the best finds.

Once you leave the show, head downtown for more shopping and you can grab a bite to eat at one of our great Restaurants too.  There are 6 Great Shops that you can find more treasures at downtown.  Three of the shops are multi-level shops, Sam Houston Antique Mall, Bluebonnet Square and McAdams.  The Sam Houston Antique Mall has a third floor and basement too. You'll find lots of great things at Callie Magee's Antiques (don't you love the name), A Nitsche in Time and River Country Antiques.  All the shops are located within walking distance around the square, so you can park and walk to them all.

One of the oldest Restaurants that's neat to visit because of their home cooked meals is The Cafe Texan:



They've been in business since 1936.

There are several other great places to eat around the square or you can head back toward 11th street and find many more places along the way. 

I have to mention that one my favorite place to visit often is the Sam Houston Memorial Museum:


I love to go there and feed the ducks and walk around and tour all of the homes set on a peaceful 15 acre setting.  It's great place to also have a picnic too. 

Our town is also known for the Sam Houston Statue that you pass on Interstate 45.  We also have one of the prettiest Bed and Breakfasts, which is The Whistler:


You could make reservations here and enjoy the beautiful setting too.

You also have to visit The Wynne Home and Gibbs-Powell Homes while here. 



They are both located on 11th street right down the street from each other.  The history that is here is amazing as they've preserved the things the families had when they lived here.  Seeing the history that's here and visiting many places well as you can see there's so much to do here and you can make a day of it. 

I hope you'll come out to the show this weekend and visit the other places I've mentioned. 

Be sure to visit Kathleen for her White Wednesday posts.


  1. I wish I could come, but as you know, I'll be at Fredericksburg Trade Days. I hope you have a fantastic show. You've made me want to come explore Huntsville. The next time I visit my sis in Conroe, I'll see if we can head up there to explore!

  2. Thank you for the information...I grew up in Conroe, brother and sister went to Sam Houston State...I live now in Kingwood so this is going to be awesome to head to this weekend~ I had no clue there was an antique show in Huntsville.

  3. It's always great when Texas history and past lives stuff meet!
    Have a great show!

  4. What a great blog you have! Happened upon you through Facebook! I'm happy to be your newest follower, would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy @


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