625 Smith Ave
Glass Show Location
Nashville, TN 37203
Contact: Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee
21st Annual Elegant and Depression Glass
Show and Sale to Return to
The Fairgrounds Nashville on July 16-17, 2022
After missing two years because of the Covid19 pandemic, the Elegant and Depression Glass Show will return to Nashville for its 21st edition. The show will be held in the new Expo 2 Buidling at The Fairgrounds Nashville on July 16-17, 2022. Hours are 10 to 5 on Saturday, and 11 to 3 on Sunday. Admission is $6 per person and is good for both days. Parking at the Fairgrounds is $5.
The show is devoted exclusively to glassware and pottery made by American manufacturers. Most of the manufacturers of this glassware are no longer in business, and the show provides an opportunity to see and purchase items that cannnot be acquired in today's retail stores. The show will have approximately 20 vendors who will have early American pattern glass (EAPG), depression-era glass, elegant glass, mid-centurn modern glass, and kitchen glassware scuh as Fire King and Pyrex.
As of May 1, the following dealers are planning to be at the show:
In addition to the glass and pottery available from these dealers, the show will also feature a special display of glass and a seminar on Saturday at 1 pm. This year's display will feature items from collections of members of the Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee. The display has become a favorite part of the show over the years, and it will be interesting to see the special itmes that collectors have acquired.
The topic of the Saturday seminar will be the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia and will be presented by Helen and Bob Jones. They have been involved with the Museum since its inception, and Helen is a member of the Board of the Museum.
The show is hosted by the Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee, a chapter of the Fostoria Glass Society of America. Proceeds from the show are used to support the Fostoria Glass Museum in Moundsville, WV, and other museums and programs devoted to preserving the history and heritage of American-made glassware.
Directions for Accessing the Glass Show At The Fairgrounds Nashville
The fairgrounds entrance from Nolensville Pike has been closed. To access the fairgrounds from Nolensville Pike off I-440, go past the old main entrance a short distance and turn left on Wingrove Street. Go up and over a hill until Wingrove dead ends at Rains Ave. Turn left on Rains Ave. and go down the hill to the stop sign; you will be directed to a parking area.
You can also access the fairgrounds from the I-65 Wedgewood Avenue exit. The exit is #81 and is located north of I-440 and south of I-40. Go east on Wedgewood Avenue until you reach the fairgrounds.