New Bern Antique Show at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

The New Bern Preservation Foundation will hold their annual New Bern Antique Show & Sale at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center Friday through Sunday, February 15-17.  “This year’s show promises to have something for everyone of every age,” says Show Chair Phyllis Hoffman.

In the midst of New Bern’s historic downtown, the Convention Center will host 45 professional antique dealers for the Valentine’s weekend. These dealers will offer 18th through 20th Century furniture, crystal, jewelry, rugs, paintings, prints, linens, silver, glass, toys, books, and everything from antique buttons to memorabilia.  

Be the first to see the show!  A special preview champagne reception in planned on Thursday, February 14 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Convention Center.   Tickets are only $25.00 and include a ticket to the show. 

New this year is a Designer Booth.  Attendees can discover the latest trend in design by meeting with a decorator who will assist them with finding just the right piece to make a room unique.  In addition, on Saturday and Sunday professional identifiers will be available to evaluate items brought to the show. The valuations are FREE to show attendees (two per ticket holder).  There will be raffles for cash prizes and numerous non-cash prizes as well.

Show times are 10 am to 5 pm on Friday and Saturday and 11 am to 4:30 pm on Sunday.

A ticket to the show covers admission for all three days.  Tickets are $7.00 in advance or $8.00 at the door.  They may be purchased in advance at the New Bern Preservation Foundation and Mitchell Hardware.  All proceeds from the Antique Show will benefit the preservation activities of the Foundation.

For additional information call the Foundation offices at (252) 633-6448 or visit the Foundation’s website at

About The New Bern Preservation Foundation: Since its founding in 1972, the Foundation has saved, restored, and preserved over 60 historic structures, caused three New Bern neighborhoods to be accepted by the National Register of Historic Places, worked with NCDOT to preserve a portion of Craven County’s historic brick road system, and added immeasurable value to New Bern as an attractive tourist destination. The Foundation buys or accepts historic properties, stabilizes them, and then sells them for restoration pursuant to contractual covenants with buyers requiring, among other things, that they be restored to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards. Currently the Foundation has started a project to save and restore historic Union Station in New Bern.

Submitted by: Pat Schaible, New Bern Preservation Society