Lakeside Celebrates 50th Annual Antique Show

Posted Aug 22nd, 2010 by Alexandrea Kontos  Category: Arts & Entertainment,



Lakeside, Ohio – The 50th Annual Lakeside Antique Show will be held from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28. The show, located in South Auditorium, Wesley Lodge and Wo-Ho-Mis and on the lawns of these three buildings, features more than 85 dealers.

Items to be offered for sale will include china, glassware, furniture, books, quilts, fine and costume jewelry, perfume bottles, ladies accessories, sports memorabilia, Native American items, kitchenware, cookie jars, postcards, linens, vintage clothing, dolls, toys, sterling and much more. The show has been coordinated for the past 13 years by Margaret Welty and Fern Larking Kao.

Admission to the grounds for the Antique Show is $6 per person for four hours and includes an auto pass. Those already inside Lakeside are not required to pay a fee to attend the show. Buying is not permitted before 9:30 a.m.

As Lakeside celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the show this year, the Association will honor Allene Fodor as the show’s “Longest Dealer.” She will be making her 48th appearance this year.

At the age of 79, Fodor is a resident of Garrettsville, Ohio, and fell in love with books and the Lakeside community, which resulted in her setting up at the 1962 Lakeside Antique Show. As the owner of Enchanted Books, Antiques Etc., she has been a dealer at the Lakeside Antique Show ever since.

“It’s been a wonderful experience. I love Lakeside,” said Fodor.

The show has grown during that time from about 12 dealers to now more than 85. Fodor remembers the early years when she displayed her merchandise in the area of the old schoolhouse.

Her son, David Daw, now helps his mother at the show. He was so impressed with Lakeside’s religious setting that he is now a lay minister, a long-time member of the Gideons and is working toward becoming an ordained minister.

She adds, “Lakeside is a wonderful community. It’s wonderful for families. We even bought our house in Garrettsville because it reminded us of Lakeside. It all ties together.”

Known as the Chautauqua on Lake Erie, Lakeside is a family destination that has pioneered the act of nurturing mind, body and spirit since 1873. One of the few remaining Chautauquas in the United States, Lakeside offers a variety of spiritual, educational, cultural arts and recreational opportunities. Located between Cleveland and Toledo on Lake Erie’s south shore, Lakeside is a gated community that provides rest and renewal in addition to hundreds of enlightening and entertaining experiences. For more information on vacationing or living the Lakeside Chautauqua experience, visit or call 866-952-5374.


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3 Responses to “Lakeside Celebrates 50th Annual Antique Show”

  1. clifford sunjoy Says:

    I would like to attend to attend the 50th Annual Lakeside Antique Show,I like the community

  2. Lila Arcizo Says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post! I get excited by mostthings antiques, but in particular engagement rings.

  3. Lilliana Konstantinidi Says:

    I greatly loved reading your article! I am bookmarking it and subscribing to your feed.

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