In August, explore Madison-Bouckville Antique Week, the largest outdoor antique event in New York State.
It’s been said that “if you can’t find it in Bouckville, it probably doesn’t exist.” That’s because every year during the third week of August, nearly 2,000 vendors from across the US and Canada bring their rarities, vintage furniture, classic toys, and more to the hamlet of Bouckville for the largest outdoor antique event in the state.
At the peak of Antique Week, you’ll have free admission to 12 different antique fields along Route 20 plus the opening of The Big Field. With so many vendors in town, you’re bound to find a replica of your grandmother’s cabinet, that favorite old toy your brother broke, or whatever long-lost treasure you’re searching for. And don’t forget, there’s always free parking at the Madison County Visitors’ Center.
If you’d like a warm-up before the big show, give the annual June Antique Show a spin. Held the first weekend of June, this show features dealers from across the northeast in a smaller, but just as exciting, setting as the August show.
And you’re always welcome to walk along the towpath of the Chenango Canal before enjoying dinner at the Ye Olde Landmark Tavern, a beautiful inn and restaurant that’s on the National Register of Historical Places. Whether you’re craving Alaskan King Crab, pretzel-crusted pork, a Black Angus NY Strip Steak, or a Caesar salad, their CIA-trained chef will use many local ingredients to prepare your meal to perfection.