Wells Maine Antiques Show & Sale
Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:00 AM
Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm
342 Laudholm Farm Rd.
Wells, ME 04090
Adult admission is $8.00 each ($7.00 with a printout of this listing) and children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.
Event Dates and Times
10:00 AM -
The 20th annual Wells Antiques Show and Sale will be held this year on Sunday, June 28th, on the spectacular seaside grounds of the historic Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm. The show is an effort to bring buyers and vacationers from the Northeast and Canada to the antiques show and the many antique shops in Wells, and to introduce them to the wonders of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm. Wells has been called the “Antiques Center of Maine” because there are so many antique and rare book shops offering treasures of country pieces, fine period furniture, primitives or collectibles, decorative items and more. Plan your buying trip around the antiques show and spend the rest of the day shopping the many antique shops in Wells, York, Ogunquit, and the Kennebunks. Leave some extra time to investigate some of the 2000 acres of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm.
Heralded as one of the best antiques shows in New England, the Antiques & the Arts Weekly said of the show – “Wells Antiques Show – In A Word ‘Perfect’ ”. More 75 exhibitors from all over New England and beyond will be displaying and selling quality antiques in every area of the antiques market under large and small tents, in the barn, and in the open. Exhibitors specialize in early painted and country furniture, Americana, antique & vintage jewelry, early ceramics and silver, fine glass and china, early baskets and decoys, early pottery, brass, copper, and pewter, quilts, vintage linens, and other textiles, antiquarian books and prints, tools, garden furniture and much, much more. Visitors will find the show well-rounded with an exciting variety of antiques in all price ranges.
Lastly, the DeSimones note that everyone should visit this show site. The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm preserves 2000 acres of fields, forests, wetlands, and beach on the coast of southern Maine. Here the Merriland, Webhannet, and Little Rivers meet the ocean tides, creating a rich estuarine habitat for wildlife. Laudholm Farm, an historic saltwater farm, is the focal point. The facility, which is comprised of restored farmhouse buildings dating back to 1700, houses a Visitor Center with a welcoming video presentation, five rooms of exhibits, and a gift shop. Seven miles of trails give visitors a view of the varied habitats of the Reserve, and a great way to spend a day.
Adult admission is $8.00 each ($7.00 with the ad appearing elsewhere in this paper) and children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. Show hours are from 10 to 4 on Sunday and the show will be held ‘Rain or Shine’. Laudholm Farm is located off Route 1 in Wells, midway between Exits 19 & 25 of the Maine turnpike. Laudholm Farm Road is 50 yards south of the Maine Diner on Route 1. Because of the many wildlife habitat and nesting grounds, Laudholm does not allow dogs, leashed or otherwise, to walk the grounds. There is no ‘early buyers’ and the gates will open promptly at 10AM. Come and enjoy the antiques show and the wonderful grounds of Laudholm Farm.