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A 40 Year Tradition Continues in Owego

Hand carved wood furniture from the 40s, vintage car parts from the 50s, and vinyl records from the 60s and 70s. These were just some of the thousands of items found at the Owego Elk's Emporium bi-weekly antique show. Our vince briga has that story.

   
It's a 40 year tradition,  that antique and collectable lovers alike have traveled from all over New York state to see.

"We have dealers here from sometimes Syracuse, sometimes Rochester and we have a lot of people come and go in the summer especially," said Barbara Kotasek, manager of the Owego Antique Show.

The antique show features thousands of items ranging from jewelry and kitchen ware to music and sporting collectables. But buyers say the best part of this show is speaking with the dozens of dealers who share their same passion.

"They're willing to chat with you and everybody just loves the fact that there's interaction with the dealer that will stand there and talk to them and reminisce and  possibly find them something they've been looking for," said Barbara Kotasek.

And each and every item had a story behind it.

"What you see here is stuff that has been in families for years. it's been loved and treated with care. you probably can find something that belonged to someone in your family you in turn buy it and it's a memory," said Barbara Kotasek.

Many of the buyers at todays antique show had the chance to see items from their childhood. Many vendors are selling items from all different eras, like this Beatles record here behind me.

"There's a myriad of things and my favorite saying is it's a walk down memory lane because everybody that comes in here can always find something that was in mom's kitchen or living room or in grandma's dining room, and it motivates them to buy it, because it's a memory," said Barbara Kotasek.

And Kotasek says the thrill of seeing interested customers from all over is what drives her to keep the tradition going, no matter how old you are.

"All ages. young and old. and I love it when people come in because they see things they've never seen before... and we have a good time," said Barbara Kotasek.

Many vendors specialized in specific products while others were selling a little bit of everything.


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