The premier place to find antiques and collectibles in Southwest Michigan continues to be in St. Joseph on the first Sunday of the month, May through October. The popular Antiques on the Bluff series returns May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., when vendors will sell their treasures along the tree-lined Lake Bluff Park overlooking Lake Michigan.
“We are taking vendor registrations now,” said Amy Zapal, executive director of St. Joseph Today. “Although there are dozens of booths, remaining space is limited for the June, July, August and September shows. This is a particularly good year to participate since two of the six Sundays fall on major holiday weekends when larger crowds flock to town.” Show dates are May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1 and October 6.
Zapal said merchandise is limited to antiques, vintage and collectibles. Reproductions, modern crafts or new merchandise are not allowed. She asked that interested vendors contact Daniele at 269-985-1111 or email@example.com. Dealers may be asked to provide a photograph of representative merchandise before a booth area is assigned. They also will need a Michigan Sales Tax ID to participate. Information about obtaining a tax ID is available at michigan.gov/taxes.
Antiques on the Bluff is one of several reasons to visit St. Joseph on Sundays. After viewing the booths, visitors can walk to nearby downtown shops, restaurants, family attractions, beaches and parks along the riverfront. “Starting on June 23, our municipal band also performs free concerts on Sunday afternoons and evenings,” said Zapal.
St. Joseph Today, a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to developing and promoting events and businesses in St. Joseph, Mich. and its surrounding communities. For more information about upcoming events, visit stjoetoday.com or facebook.com/stjoetoday.