Collecting, buying, selling, and trading antique bottles is a pretty big deal, said curator James Pearson, and the Museum’s directors are hoping the community will support the endeavor.
“We wanted to do something to replace the antique show or create a new event for the community,” Pearson said.
According to the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, which was founded in the 1950s, antique bottles and glass, especially from the Old West, are more popular than ever.
“There are a lot of old bottles around that people have collected over the years,” Pearson said.
As of Monday, the museum had 40 vendor tables lined up for the event. Sellers are expected to be eager to show Colusa County residents their wares, which not only will include bottle collections but possibly other items and collectibles that are sure to catch the eye.
The Bottle Show, Friday, Oct. 5, will be held from noon until 4 PM to allow “Early Birds” first pick of the merchandise for a $5 door charge. Saturday, Oct. 6, will be open admission that is free to the public from 8 AM to 3 PM.
With no other bottle shows in the area, and another California show coming to an end, Pearson said the museum board hopes Williams will once again be a significant location for antique and collectible hunters through an annual event.
The Bottle Show is also a fundraiser to help keep the Sacramento Valley Museum open, he said.
Food will be available for purchase during both days of the show.