The 56th Annual Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art
March 1,2,3  2019
3400 Burnett-Tandy, Fort Worth, Texas Cultural District

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Admission? – Admission is $8 for adults at the show doors and free for children 15 and under. We accept cash or checks with ID. There is no advance ticket office, but a discount coupon is easily available in advance. Each discount coupon or show postcard is good for two admissions at the discount. Admission is good for coming and going on both days. Be sure to have your hand stamped for re-admission. 

Where can I learn about merchandise coming to the show?
Sign up as a fan of the show on Facebook to receive pictures of show merchandise and breaking news. For more information, follow the show blog, which includes interviews with exhibitors, reflections on why do we like antiques and what do we do with them? The blog reprints the popular series “Antiquing with Della,” one family’s adventures in the antiques trade, from the perspective of the youngest member of the team.

Show Mail List? –Sign up on our email list now to receive show news and a sneak peek video of the show the day before the show opens. At the show, sign up for the mailing list to receive an invitation in the mail next year.

Will there be food? Fort Worth’s own Coburn’s Catering will offer food and beverages at the show, including lite breakfast, BBQ, sandwiches and more.

Do you deliver or ship? Yes, Roll’en Hills Moving & Delivery will provide local delivery and nation-wide shipping. You can visit them at the show front lobby desk. Call 281-726-2631.

What about bad weather? Yes, the show will go on! For rain, snow or ice, you may want to drop your passengers off at the front or north entrances to the show and then go park. See Parking for tips. For a weather emergency, find updates on this website or call 817-291-3952. 

Where can I learn more about antiques events? Visit the show’s literature table for free publications on antiques, appraisers, antique shops, auctions and shows.

Can I bring a pet? No, Will Rogers Memorial Center allows only service animals.

Do I have to bring cash to shop? Dealers in our show accept cash, checks with proper ID and some also accept credit cards. There is an ATM in the show lobby. 

Will there be appraisals? No, we do not offer appraisals. However, if you have an antique that you wish to sell or want to find an appraiser for, bring a photo to share with show exhibitors.

Is this really an event for children? Children love this show and they will long remember the experience of visiting the show with you and all the history and beauty that they saw and touched. 

Who was Dolly Johnson? And What is the History of the Show?
By Helen Pringle, Fort Worth Antiquarian Society

In 1963, Dolly Johnson’s decision to start an Antique Show of her own happily coincided with the national mania for collecting American “country antiques,” surviving household objects and furniture made and used by our ancestors. At age 50 with her children out of the nest, Dolly wanted to be able to say she was more than "just a housewife." With the help and encouragement of her husband, R. E. “Rip” Johnson, a lively Ft. Worth businessman and director of the Will Rogers Memorial Center, she mounted her first show at the Will Rogers Complex, where it remains today. The Dolly Johnson Antique Show is the oldest continuous antique show in the American west. 

Collectors from all over Texas await the second weekend in March when the Dolly Johnson Antique Show brings seventy-five well-selected dealers to Ft. Worth’s cultural landscape. Originally an all “American country” show, the show has evolved to include antiques, art and collectibles for many tastes, from jewelry to silver to Western memorabilia, and much more. Today, a long line of shoppers awaits the opening of the show, eager to see the treasures that annually make their way to Cowtown. 

In 1991, Dolly was joined by her daughter, Jean Joy, “JJ”, Johnson Frambes, and later by her granddaughter, Krista Frambes Luter, in the management of the DJAS. Josh and Haley Luter, Krista’s children, represent the fourth generation of the family associated with this historic show. Dolly’s foresight insured that at her death in 1998, her beloved antique show continued to run smoothly in the hands of her family, while retaining her familiar name and her love of the antiques. 

In 2009 JJ Frambes sold the Dolly Johnson Antique Show to Jan Orr-Harter, who renamed it "The Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art." In addition to working on the Dolly Johnson show staff for six years, during the last 20 years Orr-Harter has promoted antique shows in New York City and served as Staff Writer for the Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top, Texas. Raised in Fort Worth, she is also the owner of Hot Tamale Antiques in Aledo, Texas. 

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The 56th Annual Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art - Jan Orr-Harter, Show Director
3400 Burnett-Tandy Fort Worth, TX 76107 Mail to: PO Box 930 Aledo, TX 76008

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