The time and venue have changed, but quality will remain at the forefront of the Golden Bear Antique Show, according to organizer Bob Stutz.

The time and venue have changed, but quality will remain at the forefront of the Golden Bear Antique Show, according to organizer Bob Stutz.

The Golden Bear Antique Show will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Wellington School, 3650 Reed Road.

"This is our fifth annual show, and it's a new location," Stutz said.

Previous years' shows were held at Tremont Elementary School in June, but Stutz said the move was made to be more compatible with available space and have fewer competing shows going on the same time.

This year, the number of vendors is around 30, he said. Dealers are coming from all over Ohio as well as Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Pennsylvania.

"Some of (the dealers) have been to our previous shows," Stutz said. "About half of them are new dealers to the show ... We have dealers who specialize in different areas of antiques."

Antiques are divided into categories: furniture and smalls, which are defined as any non-furniture antiques and includes jewelry, pottery and collectibles.

Last year, Stutz, who also owns Dovetail Joint Antiques in Upper Arlington, participated as a dealer in 39 shows from Chicago to Washington, D.C. While on tour, he said, he scouted for other dealers to bring to the Golden Bear Antique Show.

"I try to bring only what I consider the cream of the crop," he said. "So each booth is worth spending time on to look at their merchandise."

Stutz said he has been to shows that featured more than 500 booths.

"We try to keep the size of the show reasonable," he said. "This show is intentionally kept at a size to allow people the time to enjoy the antiques and collectibles at each of the booths without getting exhausted."

Central Ohio accommodates antiques well, Stutz said and people appreciate them for their durability and stability.

"This area has a lot of interest in antiques because they fit so nicely with the older homes," he said. "Antiques lend themselves nicely to that type of decor."

Admission to the show is $4, and that's good for both shows. Additional information is available by calling 614-487-8717.