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Adirondack Mountains Antique show proves successful despite weather

INDIAN LAKE Cool temperatures and a fickle wind that at times blew a fine drizzle horizontally couldnt keep diehard antique lovers away from Saturdays 16th Annual Adironack Mountains Antiques Show.

For the fifth year, the show was held at Byron Park. The activities building not only served as a gateway to the event but made for an impromptu warming hut where show visitors could sit a spell and listen to the bluegrass stylings of the Adirondack Fiddlers.

Out on the show grounds, antiques dealers from throughout the region and from more distant places such as Maine offered an array of historical pieces including canoes and guideboats, vintage signs, paintings and posters, as well as taxidermy including birds, bobcats and bears.

You know youre getting old when you go to the antique show and see something you remember using as a kid, one show patron was overheard to say.

The event, sponsored by the town of Indian Lake, has grown through the years and serves as an autumn destination event for people throughout the region.

License plates in the parking lot indicated vehicles from neighboring states such as Vermont and Massachusetts as well as from more distant places such as Florida and North Carolina.

Though the official show is at Byron Park, the lawns and sidewalks throughout the town featured an array of vendors offering everything from food to more antiques.

Many of the booths served as fundraisers for service organizations such as the volunteer EMS and fire companies.

By early afternoon, the sun broke through for good, chasing the cloudy drizzle and bringing out late-comers who crowded the sidewalks flanking Route 28.

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