Antique & Artisan Show A Great Family Day Trip


Antiques and Artisans Show

Tipp City’s June 23 Antique & Artisan Show is a great way to welcome summertime. Organizers say the arts, crafts, and antiques featured at the show provide unique gift ideas or decorative statements.

“It is a chance to meet talented artisans, enjoy home town entertainment, and purchase a variety of beautiful antiques. And, it’s a great opportunity to plan a day trip to a warm and welcoming community with amazing restaurants and fascinating shops,” said show coordinator Terri Bessler, adding that, “if you are a history buff, then you will love the rich heritage of this former canal and railroad town.”

This is the ninth year year for the show, which features a premier display of antiques from Ohio and surrounding states as well as a diverse array of artisans from all over the Midwest. More than 80 venders will participate, attracting thousands of delighted visitors who will enjoy displays, shopping, demonstrations, local food, entertainment and the town’s famed farmers market.

“Our downtown welcomes you to our local shops and restaurants,” said Bessler, a board member on the Downtown Tipp City Partnership (DTCP). “Hickory River Smokehouse and Sam & Ethel’s Restaurants will be cooking wonderful food on the street during the event. Local entertainment will be featured at 3rd & Main Streets. Visitors will enjoy the Tip Top Tappers who will clog to popular music, Mezzelis’s Midnight Mirage Belly Dancers, Midnight Rider, and The Broken Lights, both local bands, and McGovern Ceili Irish Dancers, as well as various other local talent. It is a thoroughly enjoyable event for the whole family.”

The annual event not only showcases local and regional talent and artistry but also helps to support the Downtown Tipp City Partnership and many unique programs designed to Preserve, Energize, and Promote the inviting hometown atmosphere of downtown Tipp City.

“We are blessed to have a community that really pitches in and helps one another. Our events and activities depend on an amazing cadre of volunteers who always rise to the challenge,” said DTCP Executive Director Tara Dixon Engel. “It is funny how so many shopping malls today are trying to capture the look and feel of small town America. That’s nice, but why go to a synthetic small town to shop when you have a REAL one right here just waiting for your visit! The Antique and Artisan Show is a great way to get to know Tipp City. I guarantee you’ll come back again and again. It’s just that kind of town.”

For more information about the June 23 Antique & Artisan Show, go to or e-mail or The show opens at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. It is located in the streets of historic downtown Tipp City.

Tipp City is located about 18 miles north of Dayton, just off I-75.


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