Archbold, OH – Sauder Village will be bustling with activity on August 2 and 3 as guests from throughout the Midwest gather for the 31st annual Doll & Teddy Bear Show and Sale as well as the 20th Biennial Meet of the Ohio Wheelmen. With doll exhibitors, special guest artists Debbie Henshaw and Cindy McGuire, doll themed workshops and activities and hundreds of antique bicycles – there will be plenty for guests to enjoy throughout this fun-filled weekend!
Through the years the Sauder Village Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale has maintained a reputation for its impressive scope of quality collectibles. For the 31st Annual Doll Show, more than 100 tables will be set in beautiful Founder’s Hall to showcase these treasured dolls and bears. At this always-popular show guests can shop and enjoy an excellent variety of high-quality items including antique dolls, original dolls, teddy bears, and modern collectibles. Also available will be accessories, supplies, artist reproductions, clothing, doll furniture, books and patterns. This is an exciting opportunity to view an unusually extensive assortment of quality merchandise and meet other doll collectors who share the same passion for quality, craftsmanship and uniqueness.
Again this year, special workshops and lectures are being held during the doll event. Children are invited to register for the special program “Fancy Nancy and You” – a Young Collectors Event on Sunday afternoon from 1:00-2:30. Other classes include a doll painting workshop presented by Master Artist Debbie Henshaw and a Panda Bear Workshop taught by Cindy McGuire. A Private Preview and Sale and evening dinner lecture are also on the schedule for this year’s special event. There is still availability in all workshops and lectures. For more details or to register call Sauder Village at 1-800-590-9755 or visit the website atwww.saudervillage.org
Another highlight of the weekend will be a display of nearly 80 antique bikes on the Village Green. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with members of The Midwest chapters of The Wheelmen. The Wheelmen is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of American cycling, promoting the restoration and riding of early cycles (1918 or earlier), and encouraging cycling as part of modern living. These bike owners and collectors will share their love of cycling with many antique bikes and accessories on display, demonstrations and even a daily parade on the Village Green.
The Doll Show and Sale runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 2 and from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 3. There is a “Show-Only” admission of $7.00 (senior and AAA discounts apply), which must be purchased in Founder’s Hall.
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