Tullis to host antiques and collectibles fair

Tullis Toledano Manor on Friday, Saturday and Sunday hosts what local antiques dealer Peter Webster says is the Coast’s permier antiques and collectibles show.

Last year, almost 5,000 people visited Tullis for the inaugural Antiques and Collectibles Fair at Tullis-Toledano Manor, and Webster, who operates Vieux Marche Antiques in downtown Biloxi, says the success of the show is easy to explain: “The Coast has nothing like this. It’s strictly antiques, and it happens to be on the same weekend as Cruisin’ the Coast, so we get a lot of people collecting. And because of the layout at Tullis, being outdoors and under the oaks, it’s a perfect environment.”

More than 80 vendors from across the country will be displaying their wares in booths on the shade-filled grounds of Tullis Oct. 8-10, beginning at 8 a.m. each day. Among the categories and items on display and for sale: Roseville, Sterling, China, Depression, Glass, Empire, Victorian, Primatives, Furniture, Dolls, Linens and Collectibles. Admission: $2. Food and drink concessions will be available.

Some vendor spaces are still available, Webster said. Vendors interested in participating – only 100 spaces of 10 x 20 for $90 each – should contact Webster at (228) 424-6496 or peter@vieuxmarche.com, or Sheri Munter at (228) 435-6308 or smunter@biloxi.ms.us

”We’ve done quite a bit of advertising this year,” Webster said. “The Harrison County Tourism Commission supports the Antiques and Collectibles Fair by including our advertising in their mailings. Additionally, we will advertise locally, the Southeast and nationally promoting this event.”

You can see photos from last year’s event in the city’s online Photo Gallery at http://pixelsoap.com/photos/album34