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Folsom Spring Antique Fair returns to Sutter Street April 21

By: Laura Newell, Features Editor
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FOLSOM, CA - Antique enthusiasts from California and Nevada can visit the Folsom Historic District Association’s annual Spring Antique Fair.

The event runs from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, April 21, on Sutter Street in Folsom.

According to Carole Berry, antique coordinator for the Folsom Historic District, thousands of shoppers from Reno to San Francisco will fill the four-blocks of Folsom’s Historic District for the regional event. More than 150 booths with a wide range of antique and collectible merchandise will line the streets. Items include glass, china, pottery and porcelain, American and European furniture, estate and vintage jewelry, watches and accessories, paper collectibles, prints and paintings, clothing and textiles, silver, cast iron cookware, sports and movie memorabilia and hand-crank phonographs and records.

“A tradition for almost 50 years, Historic Folsom’s bi-annual antique fairs draw collectors from a wide range of Northern and Central California cities as well as from Southern Nevada,” Berry said. “Free admission and free parking as well as free light rail passes are an added incentive to shoppers who often come early and bring a flashlight to this popular rain or shine event.”

The event will also feature live entertainment and food options from merchants.

Proxy will perform, featuring hits from the 1960s through today.

Music will be at the amphitheater from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Bolivian master flautist Oscar Reynolds will also perform all day at Scott and Sutter streets.

Antique appraisals of family treasures or garage sale finds will be offered by local appraiser Gary Cox. Verbal appraisals are $8 per item.

Cox will be available as well to arrange for a formal appraisal of individual items or estates for insurance purposes or for sale. Appraisals are available from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. near the Folsom History Museum at 823 Sutter St.

Parking will be available in the Historic District’s multi-story parking garage.

Handicapped parking is available in the lot at Wool and Sutter streets.

Shoppers can also take advantage of free Light Rail passes available from participating Sutter Street merchants.

For vendor information, driving directions or other details, call (530) 241-4063 or visit HistoricFolsom.org.