Old-fashioned toys, vintage clothes and a range of keepsakes will be on show as the Antiques and Collectables Fair returns to the Bundaberg Region this month.
For more than a decade the popular event has been offering locals a chance to step back in time and take in the 20,000-plus items from the past.
Antiques and Collectables Fair coordinator Allan Lawson said there would be a range of heritage, Deco and retro items from years gone by for locals to add to their collection, or they could start fresh in the fast-growing hobby of collecting.
“The fair gives people the chance to find that special something or a unique collector item,” Allan said.
“We’ve been coming to Bundaberg for more than 10 years – the fair is always quite popular.
“There will also be plenty of colour and creativity on display from the Bundaberg Quilters who will be showcasing their incredible talent to visitors.”
Along with the opportunity to find little treasures, Allan said there was also the option for local residents to set up a stall, or they could take along an antique to be appraised.
“We have free selling sites to local residents for sale of their private collections,” he said.
“The free admission for children under 14 years will offer an opportunity to learn more about Australia's early pioneering days.
“There truly will be everything for sale from old toys and China to rare bottles, coins, books, jewellery plus many quirky collectables which will provide a window into our past.
“The Antiques and Collectables Fair will see the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct Showgrounds Pavilion turned into an old-style department store with thousands of antique and collectable items for sale with sellers from throughout Queensland and New South Wales.”
The Antiques and Collectables Fair
When: Saturday 11 March from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 12 March from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Bundaberg Recreational Precinct
Cost: $10 adults, and $8 pensioners, children under 14 free
For more information: Allan 0488 197 167 or click here
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