Saturday, June 24, is shaping up to be a fun filled day in the Pioneer City as Ros-Al Floral and Antiques presents the 6th Annual Antiques in the Park event in beautiful Memorial Park on Main St. in Carbondale.
The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with more than 30 antiques dealers and vendors offering antiques, vintage items, handmade goods, and other treasures for sale in the shade of the stately trees that line the park.
New this year, Blueberry Hill Farm Greenhouses will be on hand with flower containers, hanging baskets, and vegetable plants for the home garden. Also new to Antiques in the Park will be a dealer in old South African art.
Vendors’ tents and stands will be open for business until 6 p.m.
Several other activities are also slated to take place during the all-day event. For those who are curious about cherished family heirlooms or about more recent yard sale and flea market purchases, antiques appraisals will be offered by Maggie Winchester of Winchester Auctioneers from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
A farmers market with a variety of fresh local produce will be held in conjunction with the antiques sales, as will a book and bake sale hosted by Friends of the Carbondale Public Library.
The library will also be unveiling a new historical display and updating its Delacy/Sarnoski Memorial.
Live music performed by several local musicians and bands will begin at noon and will end at 8 p.m., with performances occurring on the roof of PersoNELLized Cakes & Café and at Treble Rebel, a newly opened music store located on Park Place.
New this year, one of the antiques vendors will have a karaoke machine in his tent in the park.
A car show is slated to take place from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the parking lot of McDonnell’s Restaurant on Main St. next to the Carbondale Grand Hotel. Horse-drawn carriage rides through the streets of Carbondale will be available from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.
PersoNELLized Cakes & Café will be offering refreshments during the event, and an ice cream truck from Creamworks Creamery of Waymart will be selling locally made frozen treats.
For those with a hearty appetite, a chicken BBQ will take place at City Hall from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Also taking place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on June 24 in Carbondale will be a reception in the Chamber Gallery, 27 N. Main St.
The reception, featuring live music and light refreshments, is free and open to the public. It marks the opening of the gallery’s newest exhibit “My Journey on Canvas” featuring the oil paintings of local artist Cathy Arvonio.
Again this year, Ros-Al Floral and Antiques, on behalf of Antiques in the Park, will make a donation to the Carbondale Historical Society to help with the preservation and study of the history, artifacts, and documents associated with the Pioneer City.