Lincoln City’s love affair with antiques will take on a new spin this weekend, as the long-running Antique Week opens its doors to spacecraft, lightsabers and Jedi knights.
With the theme “From the Old West to the Stars Beyond,” the newly renamed Antique & Collectibles Week will celebrate a mixture of old and contemporary collectibles from Saturday, Feb. 10, through Sunday, Feb. 18.
“We are mixing the old with the new this year,” said event coordinator Lori Arnold. “The retailers are excited for everyone to get in touch with their nostalgic side.”
As well as offering deals and discounts at antique stores throughout town, Antique & Collectibles Week will host a City-Wide Scavenger Hunt, giving participants the chance to win 50 gift bags worth more than $100 each. One lucky scavenger hunter will win a weekend getaway to Lincoln City.
Those with cherished collectibles in need of appraisal can drop by the Appraise-a-thon at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Tuesday, Feb. 13, to get their items appraised by experienced volunteers, starting at 6:30 pm.
And the Float Fairy volunteers will also be busy during Antique & Collectibles Week, taking to the sands to hide 300 antique-style Japanese glass floats on Lincoln City’s seven miles of beautiful beach. They will be carefully hidden during daylight hours between the high tide line and the embankment. If you find it, you keep it.
“Star Wars” characters will be out in force on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, when the Lincoln City Cultural Center will host a Mini Comicon. From 10 am to 5 pm each day, Imperial troops and rebels alike will be available to pose for souvenir photos while comic vendors show their wares.
For more information about Antique & Collectibles Week, go to LincolnCityAntiqueWeek.com or call 541-996-1274.