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Antique festival returns to Beaver Creek this weekend

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado
Special to DailyAntique hunters wont be disappointed by the selection available at the Rocky Mountain Antique Festival.
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BEAVER CREEK In its fourth year at Beaver Creek, the Rocky Mountain Antique Festival bills itself as more than your average antique show. Vendors from around the nation will descend on Beaver Creek Village from today through Sunday, bringing with them antiques ranging from furniture and collectibles to fine displays of antique silver and prints.In addition to antiques, the festival offers entertainment for the whole family. Visitors can peruse a variety of upscale antiques while the rest of the family takes in a culinary demonstration, game of mini golf, festival band or scenic ride up to the top of the mountain and back on Centennial Lift. A Childrens Activity Center has fun for youths while Blue Creek Productions offers a spread of crafts and games.For the first time ever, the festival will continue on to Lionshead Village the following weekend, Aug. 1 through Aug. 3.We could not be more pleased about adding a Vail weekend to the already successful Beaver Creek show, festival promoter Brian Nolan said. There is a great buzz around the events taking place in the Lionshead Village this summer and we are just thrilled to be a part of the excitement.The Vail portion of the Festival will run simultaneously with a number of events in the Lionshead area. On Thursday, Jazz at Vail Square will kick off its summer lineup of performers with Curtis Stigers. On Friday evening, the festival runs into the Lionshead Family Friday Afternoon Club.A family outing, guests and locals alike can look over the array of antique merchandise, watch the kids take a run through the 60-foot inflatable obstacle course, sit in on a Childrens Theater production and finish the evening with a meal at one of the restaurants located in the Lionshead area. Additionally, visitors to the antique festival on Saturday can stop by a Vail International Dance Festival Village Vignette, where they can preview Buckets & Tap Shoes. On Sunday evening, Vail Valley local Tony Gulizia will play on the Vail Chophouse deck, located at the base of the gondola.

What: Rocky Mountain Antique FestivalWhen: Friday through Sunday in Beaver Creek; Aug. 1 through Aug. 3 in LionsheadWhere: Beaver Creek, LionsheadMore information: Visit http://www.rmafest.com or contact Sarah Franke at sarah@rmafest.com.


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