Annual Antiques Show brings all things old to the fairgrounds this weekend

NORWICH Ė Itís a classic case of older is better as the Chenango County Historical Society kicks off its 39th Annual Antiques Show at the county fairgrounds in Norwich this Labor Day weekend.

Gates to the event will open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, giving lovers of all things old and rusty the chance to scavenge for that one of a kind item for their collection. Admission is $4 per person.

The Historical Society is also trying something new this year by combining the event with the annual Chenango Canal Boat Derby. The derby races dozens of model canal boats down a small portion of the Chenango River, from the East Main Street bridge to the finish line at the edge of the fairgrounds.

Tickets for the boat derby can be purchased at the Historical Society on Rexford Street in Norwich for $10 for a single, or three for $25. This yearís first place winner will receive a $500 cash reward. Other prizes include gift certificates, services and other item donations from nearly 60 businesses and individual supporters from throughout the county. The boat race starts at noon.

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