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Antique & Artisan Show Opens Main Street to Shopping and Entertainment

TIPP CITY, Ohio (June 19, 2011) – Over 70 vendors will line Main Street from 1st to the railroad tracks this year for the 8th Annual Antique & Artisan Show in historical downtown Tipp City on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visitors will be delighted to see a vast array of antique dealers, unique artists, food and entertainers from the Miami Valley region and surrounding area.

Handmade items such as jewelry, wood carvings, and soaps to vintage clothing, home décor, collectibles and antiques will all be available for purchase throughout the day from vendors lining both sides of Main Street.

The Tippecanoe Farmers’ Market will be in full swing from 9 a.m. – Noon with some vendors continuing their stay at the event for the rest of the day. The Tippecanoe Historical Society will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for tours and information.

An assortment of food options will be available throughout the day from Tipp’s local restaurants including DJ’s Pizza Alley, Harrison’s and Sam & Ethel’s Restaurant. The Tipp City United Methodist Church will be offering a light breakfast for all event goers starting at 8 a.m. in their main lobby and in the Monroe Township Building there will be a Spaghetti Supper starting at Noon.

The Tipp City Area Arts Council will present staged and group entertainment throughout the day. Amanda Bessler will be kicking off the entertainment at 10 a.m. with a vocal tribute to America along with the presentation of the flag by The American Legion. Followed by acoustic guitarist Todd Sonnanstine playing folk rock tunes for all ages, the very engaging dance group Tipp Top Tappers and Mezelli’s Midnight Magic will also be entertaining everyone with their art of belly dancing. Banjo player Glenn Parks will be energizing the crowd from the stage and strolling along Main Street throughout the afternoon.

“The Antique & Artisan Show is a wonderful event for the entire family that features great local artists, antique vendors, food and entertainment,” says Matt Owen, Downtown Tipp City Partnership Executive Director. “This is also a great opportunity for folks to visit and enjoy the wonderful shops and eateries in downtown.”

The event is rain or shine. Additional information will be available at the Downtown Tipp City Partnership information tent located at the corner of 3rd & Main Streets the day of the event.

We appreciate the support for this event from Monroe Federal Bank, Cincinnati Bell, Midwest Memories, Tipp City Area Arts Council and Tippecanoe Farmer’s Market.

The Downtown Tipp City Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Heritage Ohio with the mission to enhance, preserve, and promote downtown Tipp City. For more information, contact Matt Owen, Executive Director, at 937.667.0883 or visit


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