Ice Cream Social
For the price of admission guests, will receive a verbal appraisal for one item from one of the appraisers. (Current CCHS members may have two objects appraised). If you are not a member of the CCHS and would like a second item appraised, there is a charge of $10.00 for the second item. In addition, the ticket includes one complimentary glass of wine and bistro style refreshments hosted by Freshwater Farms of Ohio. Additional wine will be available for purchase.
New this year are $50 prizes for the oldest item presented and the most valuable item presented. Search through your treasures and you might win the $50.00 prize!!
Join the activity in the social room where items appraised are displayed on the big screen and a “What Is It” game is ongoing. “What Is It” will include photos of items found in the museum which had an unusual use – can you identify the use? Lots of fun for sure!
The organizers hope that folks will socialize and enjoy the evening!
There will be four appraisers at the event.
The first appraiser highlighted is Greg Shipley.
Shipley has been a passionate collector of early Americana and Native American artifacts for over 50 years. He is an avid amateur archaeologist and his favorite part of collecting is hunting for artifacts in the field. Shipley is looking forward to the Appraisal fair and helping you know what your prized possession is worth.
Early Americana items include relics from the Colonial era through the Federal era (1620-1820). Native American artifacts include stone and flint arrowheads and cutting implements, trade goods, tomahawks, beads and wampum.
The second appraiser highlighted is Dan Fawcett of Cable. Fawcett has been a collector, trader, picker and subject matter expert on antiques and collectibles for more than 40 years. He is well known to most dealers in the region and his opinion on antiques is frequently sought by the Ohio History Connection. His has a lifetime of knowledge of Logan, Clark and Champaign County artifacts. Fawcett is looking forward to the Appraisal fair and helping you know what your prized possession is worth.
A third is Buzz Jackson, who has been a collector since 1969 with a specialty in military items, known as “militaria.” He became interested in military items during the centennial of the Civil War, and has since become an expert on artifacts from all U.S. wars. Jackson has appeared on WGBH Television’s “Antiques Road Show” and brings that level of expertise to the Champaign County Antique Appraisal Fair. He looks forward to helping you learn what your prized possession is worth.
The fourth appraiser is Beth Arthur from Urbana who has been in the antique business since the early nineties. She owns the “Olde Mint” Antique store in Bellefontaine and has served as an appraiser at the Logan County Fair for several years. She specializes in fine art, some coins, silver, jewelry, ladies goods, vintage clothing and vintage hats. She is excited to join our event for the first time and looks forward to helping you place a value on your “treasure”.
The Historical Museum hopes you will participate in this event and help support our operations.
On-Line Barn Painting Auction
Now - January 22nd at 12pm
Vendors, Food & Entertainment
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2023 Oktoberfest Vendor Registration
FEE: Outdoor space only (10 ft. by 10 ft.) cost is $40.00. No subletting of booth space will be allowed. Limited outdoor space with electricity (10 ft. by 10 ft.) cost $90.00. Entry fees are not refundable after August 31, 2023. There will be refunds only upon cancellation of OKTOBERFEST. There is no rain date. Two individuals per exhibit will receive a pass. DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, ENTRIES WILL BE PROCESSED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.
ELIGIBILITY: To apply for this year’s festival, all new exhibitors and exhibitors who have new crafts will be juried by submitting a minimum of three photos of your new craft. All exhibits will be limited to high quality, handcrafted, arts and crafts. Imported and mass-produced or factory-made items will be rejected. Also send a SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED, BUSINESS SIZE ENVELOPE WITH YOUR APPLICATION AND YOUR BOOTH FEE no later than September 22, 2023. A contract with your tickets will be sent as soon as possible. A committee will determine which items will be accepted. If your exhibit is rejected your check will be returned by the Oktoberfest Committee. Artist and crafts people, in addition to exhibiting and/or retailing their work, are asked to demonstrate their craft, if at all possible.
FACILITIES: Display areas are provided on the spacious lawn at the museum. Exhibitors must provide their own display equipment, tents, tables, and chairs. Spaces supplying electricity are limited and must be approved by the committee. Exhibits can be set up prior to Sunday morning at your own risk. All exhibits must be in place and set-up by 10:00 A.M. Any vehicle remaining on the show grounds after 10:00 A.M. without permission, will be towed. Dismantling exhibits, or bringing vehicles onto the grounds, before 4:00 P.M. without Society management approval will be considered cause for rejection at future Oktoberfests.
2023 Oktoberfest Food Vendor Registration
Applications are due by September 15, 2023.
Fee (non-refundable): $100.00 per 10' x 10' space (+ $5 online payment fee)
Electricity: 110 only - $50 (Limited Availability)
Commercial food truck set up begins at 7:30am on the day of the event. All exhibits must be in place and set up by 10:00am. Any vehicle remaining on the grounds after 10:00am without permission will be towed. Dismantling exhibits or bringing vehicles onto the grounds before the end of the event (4:00pm) without Society management approval will be considered cause for rejection at future OktoberFests. Contact email@example.com or (937) 653-6721 with any questions.
We are looking for YOU to make this the best OktoberFest yet!
Space reserved to list the vendors and entertainment in 2020
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Applications are due by September 30, 2020.
Once your application has been submitted, reviewed AND APPROVED, we will email you with payment instructions.
The Champaign County Historical Society appreciates all of its members and thanks them for their support. Membership includes many valuable benefits:
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, 10am-4pm
On Sunday October 6 from 10 -4 we’ll once again celebrate our flagstone event, Oktoberfest, and this one promises to be bigger and better! Of course the museum will be open, the German Band will stroll the grounds, and a selected county high school band will perform. In addition, we’re providing a newly expanded “food court” to include a variety of vendors emphasizing German flavors. Registered so far are Big Willie’s (German) BBQ, American Legion Ladies Auxillary (brats and kraut), and Mom Andrasik’s Cabbage Rolls, to be washed down, if desired, with Gold Medal-winning Octoberfest beer from Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company (Springfield). So mark your calendars and remember to bring friends and family!