Maysville’s 19th annual antique and craft expo scheduled for April 27 and 28

Members of the Washington Lions Club have been busy since December preparing for their 19th annual antique and craft expo to be held at the King Burley Warehouse Center on April 27 and 28.

More than 130 vendors from six states will be exhibiting their wares in large, 15 x 25 feet spaces inside the 200,000 square foot facility. According to event chairperson Mike Jones, this is two great shows under one roof. Antiques are in the east show area and crafts are in the west show area.

There is a waiting list for spaces, because this year’s show is sold out. For information, call (606) 584-6175.

In addition to antiques and crafts, there will be a large variety of garden plants flowers, shrubs and trees for sale. jewelry and primitives will be featured.

This is the largest show of its kind in the Northern Kentucky-Southern Ohio area, and is one of the area’s most anticipated annual events. More than 5,000 people attended last year.

The expo will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is only $2 and parking is free. There will be shuttle service available for those who park a good distance from the entrance.

For large purchases, buyers may drive their car into the vendor space for easy pickup.

All profits go to the charities that the Washington Lions support.

Customers are invited to bring in their heirlooms and have them appraised free of charge.

A variety of good food, featuring country ham, pork tenderloin, beans and corn bread, and numerous other dishes will be sold at the event. Kettle corn will be sold at the entrance.

The King Burley Warehouse Center is located at 1510 Industrial Park Drive behind Mann Chrysler Dodge Jeep of Maysville and across the AA Highway from Meadowiew Regional Hospital.

Those who purchase large items may drive their vehicle inside the warehouse to pick up their purchases.

The warehouse is modern and well-lighted.

This is the major fund-raiser for the Washington Lions Club who use the funds to purchase eyeglasses for the needs, screen all the young students at Mason County Schools and Saint Patrick School for lazy eye, and help victims of storms, tornadoes and fires. The Washington Lions also provide two scholarships annually to the Maysville Community and Technical College. Other projects that the Washington Lions support are the leader dogs, eye surgeries for people who can’t afford them, blind youth camp, and any other emergency in the community.