The Odessa Antique Show was first organized by Bill Dobson & Tom Girling in 1988 as a one day show. In 1990 it became a two day show and still remains to this day. After a few years Tom moved on to other ventures and sold his share of the show to Bill.
Bill and his wife Linda continued to run the show until they sold it to Karen Leacock-Brown in 2011. It is still the largest outdoor antique show in eastern Ontario with over 100 vendors. The show offers a good representation of antiques and Collectables including furniture, glass, china, advertising nostalgia, primitives, tools, toys, etc., etc.
Virtually just about every type of antique and collectable there is can be found at the Odessa Antique Show.
Odessa Antique Show's organizer and owner. Karen has been involved with antiques over the last 25 years and also just opened her new store on January 15, 2013. Karen Brown's Antiques & Collectibles.
It is one of the largest antiques store in Eastern Ontario, , a multi-dealer market located in Deseronto, Ontario (just east of Belleville). The store has 5000 Square Feet and over 7000 more is slated for expansion. Located 1/2 way between Belleville & Kingston near the shores of beautiful Mohawk Bay.
With Karen's enthusiasm and strong work ethic the Odessa show promises to be a continued success.