NEW LOCATION Findlay Bottle Show Sunday Oct. 20 2019 Ohio

  • We're pleased to announce our 43rd annual show!
  • Sunday October 20, 2019
    Old Mill Stream Centre on the Hancock County Fairgrounds
    1017 E. Sandusky St., Findlay, Ohio
Come to the Best Little NEW and IMPROVED, BIGGER and BETTER Bottle Show in the MidWest!

Mark your calendars now for​ Sunday October 20, 2019 for a great day of shopping, learning more about our collections and hobby, and especially making new friends and visiting with other folks who "speak bottle-ese".

We are excited to have all our bottle friends join us at this wonderful new show venue. Our new show location is a dream come true! The newly built facility, the OLD MILL STREAM CENTRE, has it all, with plenty of parking and room to grow!

It is located on the Hancock County Fairgrounds at 1017 E. Sandusky St., Findlay.
The show is on Sunday Oct. 20, with dealer set up on Saturday afternoon.
  • Directions from I-75, coming from North or South: take exit #157/Rt. 12 East, then go south on Main Cross to 568 then East to Sandusky St.
  • Show date is Sunday October 20, 2019
  • Public Show hours: 9am until 2pm – Admission is just $2
  • Early Bird Hours: 7-9am – Tickets are only $10 and includes complimentary Coffee and Donuts until 9am.
  • Early Bird Session is Sunday only, not Saturday.
  • Dealer set up is on Saturday October 19, 2019, 1-6pm.
  • Note: The club will NOT be serving dinner on Saturday.
  • We suggest you use the restaurants and hotels at the I-75 / Rt. 224 / Exit 159 area.
  • For all show questions, contact Show Chairman FRED CURTIS 419-424-0486

Of course, the Findlay Bottle Show still has its best features:
  • Great dealers selling AND
  • Wonderful collectors shopping
The OLD MILL STREAM CENTRE has all the features that make for a great bottle show:
  • Room for more dealer tables
  • Wide aisles!
  • Excellent lighting, heating and air conditioning
  • Restrooms
  • Huge parking lot -- THE FAIRGROUNDS
  • Handicapped accessibility
  • Food concession inside w/seating
  • Dealer-only set-up on Saturday
  • Complimentary donuts and coffee for Early Birds and Dealers during Sunday morning set-up.
  • Space for outside dealer set up


We always have tons of space outside, as long as the weather's good, so give Fred a call if you want to set up outside on SUNDAY ONLY!

Tons of new dealers, and our regular dealers will have tons of new merch, so plan to attend! It's going to be a great show! 

Early bird admission gets in at 7am, with complimentary coffee and donuts!


Early Bird Buyers Admission on Sunday morning,​ from 7-9am​, is​ just $10​. You'll get first pick when the dealers are still setting up​, and free donuts and coffee while they last!​ 

There are several SUNDAY ONLY dealers inside who do NOT set up on Saturday, PLUS the outside dealers​ only set up on S​unday morning, so there's plenty of fresh merch to choose from for Sunday's Early Bird buyers!

Saturday Oct. 19 is for dealers only. Sorry, no ​public ​early bird adm​ission on Saturday.​ You must have a ​​dealer contract.

There are always plenty of outside spaces available​ (weather permitting​)​.​ Most years the day is nice enough, and we have several outside dealers. Even if it's cold, there are always a few hardy souls who set up out there. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for sunshine this year.
  • Contact Show Chairman, Fred Curtis​ (419-424-0486​) for more info​.​
  • Sunday October ​20, 2019
  • Show hours: from 9am - 2pm
  • Admission is $2.00
  • Kids under 12 are free (w/adults)​
  • Free appraisals w/paid admission
  • Plenty of FREE parking in a huge paved parking lot.
  • Show is in a heated building, w/restrooms, and a food concession inside.
  • seating.

    • Early Bird Hours: 7-9am – Tickets are only $10 and include complimentary Coffee and Donuts until 9am.
    • Early Bird Session is Sunday only, not Saturday.



Read the details below, and hope to see you there!

This is a wonderful location for us, and is a little larger and much nicer than our old location at the Barn. In past years we have always sold out of dealer tables, and had a waiting list for cancellations.
  • 8' Dealer tables are $35.00 each. Limit 3.
  • This new location will allow us to arrange the show layout as will best accommodate the number of tables needed. 
  • Tables will still be assigned on a first-paid basis.
Dealer contract printable pdfs are available here online.

Call the show chairman to reserve your tables NOW!
Fred Curtis​ (419-424-0486​)
  • New: You can pay online with Paypal. 
The contract pdf link might not work in all browsers, so please email to receive it as an attachment.
  • You can read the contract online, and then pay for your dealer table(s) via Paypal. 
  • Online payment signifies contractual agreement. We will still need you to fill out and sign a paper contract at the show.
  • Online-paid tables are $1-more-each to cover part of the Paypal fees.
  • The show chairman will be notified when you reserve your tables by Paypal. 
  • In the chance that tables are sold out, we will contact you, and you can cancel the Paypal payment.
  • If you can't make the show, call Fred by Oct. 1st to cancel and to receive a full refund of your payment. (Refunds may not be mailed out until after the show date.)

Don't want to pay with Paypal? You can print out the contract and mail it in with a check. But call Fred first to reserve your table. Or, read the contract online, call Fred, then snail-mail him a check, then fill out a contract at the show.  

If your contract/payment is received after the tables are sold out, we will contact you. Don't worry, your payment will be cancelled / refunded / returned.

It's best to call Fred to reserve your table(s) before you make any form of payment.
# of Tables
 1 Table $36.00 USD 2 Tables $72.00 USD 3 Tables $108.00 USD 
Contract Signature: 
When you finalize your Paypal payment you'll be asked to fill in the two names for your dealer name tags (only 2 persons per contract).

Note: Hotel names and phone numbers may not be current.
  • The best selection of hotels are at I-75 exit #159 / Rt 224
  • You can easily get to and from the hotels area and the bottle show. It's just a 10-15 minute drive. (Follow the same directions as above.)
  • There are many restaurants near the I-75 hotel area.
  • There are also many restaurants on 224/Tiffin near to the show venue. 
  • There are a few hotels near to the show, but their prices tend to be higher than the ones at I-75.
  • Google link to Findlay hotels listings: here
  • Call the hotel for your reservation asap.
Saturday's Dealer set-up will run from 1pm - 8pm.
Link to a list of all the nearby restaurants.

Here's a map to give you an idea. There are dozens of restaurants, from fast food to fancy, from Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Chinese or... you name it!

For all reservation and contract questions, contact Show Chairman:
FRED CURTIS 419-424-0486
  • 8' Dealer tables are $35.00 each. Limit 3.
  • Full payment must accompany each contract. (Contract Link)
  • Checks may be held until after the show. Cancellations w/full refund accepted until Oct. 1st. Confirmations will be mailed.
  • Final table assignments will not be made until after October 1st, since this new location will allow us to arrange the show layout as will best accommodate the number of tables needed. BUT...
  • Tables will still be assigned on a first-paid basis, so get your PAID contracts to Fred Curtis right away. 
  • These details are subject to change until the contracts are released.
  • Contact Show Chairman, Fred Curtis​ (419-424-0486​) for more info​.​
  • *No tables will be reserved until the printed contracts become available in May at the Mansfield Bottle Show.
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Some pix from previous shows: 


Click to enlarge pix.


See more photos: 2012 -- 2011 -- 2010

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