Lebanon Valley Expo Center

Witches Fly North Antique and Artisan Show 2019

Press Release

August 14, 2019

                  Keep your eyes on the night sky and you just might catch a glimpse of a friendly, flying witch making her way to the Lebanon Valley Expo Center to attend the Witches Fly North Antique & Artisan Show on October 4-5, 2019 in Lebanon, PA.  For thirteen years, this event has showcased the best in early antiques, vintage wares, primitives, industrial, salvage and artistically created jewelry, clothing and more.  It gets better with each passing year and Witches Fly North 2019 is sure to please all attendees again this year.  www.MorgansMilkweedAntiques.com

                  This fall show is hosted by Miss Morgan’s Milkweed Antiques.  Owners Diane Gibble and Troy Tranquillo have watched this event grow from a small back-yard casual event to a bustling, busy venue full of vendors and shoppers sporting witch hats and capes.  But don’t let the hat fool you – it’s all in fun and a great way to bring both vendors and shoppers together for a fun two days of selling and picking.

                  The show has grown in leaps and bounds each year, creating the need for bigger and better venues.  If you thought last year’s event held at Tulpehocken Manor couldn’t be better, think again.  The Lebanon Valley Expo Center won’t disappoint with plenty of climate controlled space indoors, as well as covered, open air space outside, allowing you to take in the crisp fall air.  Since the show must go on, rain or shine, this venue will keep vendors and customers comfortable and provide plenty of parking.

                  Although every talented vendor contributes to the spirited atmosphere of the show, hosts Diane and Troy are excited to introduce several new vendors this year.  Among them are Sue Whitney, the founder and creative genius behind JUNKMARKET will also be joining the show.  Founded in 2000, JUNKMARKET has become the national leader in the “rustoration” industry.  Sue is also the author of “Junk Beautiful” and several other inspiring books and has been featured on the Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family Show, The Today Show, the Jason Show, as well as many other television shows.  She has contributed to Country Home and Country Garden magazines as well as many other publications, and is host to an active online community of decorators and crafters at www.junkmarketstyle.com.  Look for Sue in the Junk Beautiful Building.

Returning special guest vendor, Jill Peterson, Publisher and Editor of “A Simple Life” magazine as well as Author of over a dozen hardcover books.  Jill travels the country far and wide to photograph and write about unique people, their homes, antiques and collections and shares their stories and images in her books and magazine.  Jill is also the owner of Frontera Roots, where she showcases her personal line of organic clothing and jewelry.  Shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase her creative wares at the show.  Information on Jill, her magazine and her creations can be found at www.asimplelifemagazine.com.  Look for Jill in the Simple Life Building.

                  Both Jill Peterson and Sue Whitney will have book signings and will be available for Questions and Answer sessions.  Be sure to find the information on posted signs or in the Schedule of Events for the show.  Several buildings will be filled to the witch hat brim with amazing finds and artistic handmade wares.  And don’t forget to venture outside to Sadie’s Salvage Stables for Junking at its best.  Lots of surprises are brewing but we don’t want to give away our potion ingredients just yet.  Just be prepared for the unusual.

                  Mickey and Joe of TWIG in Erie, PA will be selling their wares as well.  TWIG is a huge name on the show circuit and their work has been featured all over the U.S. including Round Top, Texas as well as Springfield Ohio and many more.  TWIG is a home décor marketplace offering unique, time-worn goods and artistic creations.  You can find TWIG on Facebook and Instagram.

                  Two talented ladies, promoting two very well known paint companies will be on stage with DIY demos, teaching you some useful tips and tricks of painting.  Jennifer Baker is the owner of Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC, Morgantown, PA, and retailer of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, as well as General FinishesChris Kimmel, owner of Five & Divine in Wernersville, PA will also be on stage sharing her knowledge of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  You can find these two creative ladies in the Endless Possibilities with Paint Building, where they will be surrounded by many talented painted furniture vendors.

                  Reading PA’s very own Chatty Monks Brewery, named Top 50 Brew Pub Nationwide and Top 10 in the Northeast.  Renegade Winery of Stroudsburg, PA will be joining the show for your wine tasting pleasure.  Stone House Opera Fudge is a long-standing traditional confectionery treat which originated in Lebanon County and will be on site as well.  New this year is Liza Morgan of Liza’s, owner of two cafes in New York.  Liza’s will provide health food, specializing in all things gluten free and dairy free, including nutrient dense and wholesome breakfast and lunch items, smoothies, cold brew coffees and acai bowls.  In the spirit of giving back to the community, non-profit groups such as the Myerstown Keystone Hook & Ladder No. 1, ELCO FFA, and a beautiful group of local “church ladies” will provide a tasty assortment of hot dogs, hamburgers, hot soups, ice cream, milk shakes, baked goods and more.

                  Not sure what to expect at the show?  Visit Building One12 Market in Myerstown for monthly, three-day, pop-up shows offering a taste of what the Witches Fly North show is all about.  Diane has created a unique brick and mortar shopping experience with the help of many talented and creative pickers and makers, where you can expect the best in early antiques, vintage wares, primitives, industrial salvage, handcrafted jewelry, clothing and artistic one of a kind pieces.  Information on Building One12 Market can be found on Facebook, Instagram and at www.MorgansMilkweedAntiques.com

                  “We have amazing vendors and customers and love that we are able to bring them together for two great days of picking.  I’m in awe of the way the show has grown over the years and grateful for the friendships made along the way.”  Diane suggests attendees visit www.MorgansMilkweedAntiques.com to purchase advance tickets to this two day show.  Choose either the $10 Early Buyer Two-Day Pass or the $5 Saturday Only Pass.  Enjoy plenty of free parking.  Children 12 and under attend free.  Advance ticket holders enjoy an express lane entrance.  Bring your truck, your trailer and your bungee cords and be prepared for “A Wicked Good Weekend of Picking and Yummies”!