July 7, 8, 9 2011 Summer Muncie Fruit Jar Show Events Schedule




July 7, 8, 9 2011 Summer Muncie Fruit Jar Show Events Schedule


Attention all Fruit Jar Collectors - Don't miss this summer's fun 4-day collectors event with room-hop-shopping and activities at the Signature Inn, 3400 N Chadam Ln Muncie IN (phone for room reservations: 765-284-4200).

With the entire show happening at the hotel, we should we call it the SHOW-TEL! So come join us at the Fruit Jar Show-Tel! It's completely different from a traditional bottle show. This event takes place over several days, and is a chance to actually get to spend time with the good folks who speak Fruit-Jar-ese. If you've never been to ''Muncie'', as the regulars call it, basically it's like an open-house party. You can come and go as you please, from room to room, shopping, visiting, selling, and even learning. If a door is open, just come on in! You won't find a friendlier group of people. There's plenty to see, and plenty of people who'll point you in the right direction, so no worries if you're a newbie. After a few hours with us, you'll be right at home.

Collectors will start arriving in Muncie on Wednesday the 6th, and the room-hop-shopping scene will be ''happening'' on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the 7,8,9th. Sunday the 10th will be the farewell breakfast for those die-hards who stay over Saturday night. See the detailed schedule below.

Since the Midwest club retired from putting on the summer show, this is the 2nd Summer Muncie event put together by the collectors who just love getting together so much, we couldn't let this great tradition end.

I want to again give a BIG Thank You to ALL who donated so generously last year. Your contributions to the food costs were very much appreciated by Jerry and myself. Russ and Heidi Crupe deserve some extra big hugs for their donation! The Midwest Club's contribution was a a huge help, and also greatly appreciated.

This year we are already the beneficiaries of donations and support from some kind folks, and I want to say Thank You to them, too!

  • Martin Van Zant donated our advertising flyers.
  • Bob Rhineberger is bringing some whiskey, and a case of wine from the local vineyards in Quincy area.
  • Antique Bottle and Glass Collector Magazine contributed advertising space.
  • "Jar-tist" Dave Dube' is contributing a print of one of his gorgeous Ball Jar drawings which will be auctioned off on Saturday, with the moneys going to the food costs. (Picture above)
  • Blackburn Press is donating copies of Toulouse's Fruit Jar Manual.

If you have any questions just email me @ finbotclub@gmail.com

Rooms may be all booked up, so call now. If you have to stay at a nearby hotel, you can still come and spend all day and night visiting with us at the "Signature Inn Show-Tel" -- everything is free. We'll even give you a sales table. So no excuses, come on down!

The Signature Inn of Muncie has the hardest working crew and staff, and the friendliest. The manager, Jeff Bryan, has really worked with us on this show.


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EVENTS SCHEDULE
(Upated Tuesday July 5th)
Here's the schedule as it looks now, but there may be some changes/additions. Check with Marianne or Jerry at the show.

Thursday:

  • Complimentary Breakfast for hotel guests.
  • 10am-ish - Room-hopping all day - if the door's open, come on in!
  • 12pm - Upstairs Hospitality/Jar Cave room will be open by noon. Earlier if we have volunteers to host until noon. Hospitality room will stay open until 9pm.
  • 1pm - Light lunch served
  • Snacks and beverages served all afternoon and evening.
  • 2pm - Jerry McCann's talk on Rare, Unknown, "Never Seen" Fruit Jars.
  • Release of Jerry's long-awaited new ''Standard Fruit Jar Reference" book' immediately follows. Books will be available for purchase.
  • Room hopping continues all afternoon and evening.
  • 5pm - Cocktail party
  • 6pm - Light supper served
  • Snacks, beverages, including beer and wine available until 9-ish.
  • More room hopping, into the night. Floating cocktail parties very likely.

Friday:

  • Complimentary Breakfast for hotel guests.
  • 10am-ish - Room-hopping all day - if the door's open, come on in!
  • 10am - Patent date discussion group/ bring your jar examples - Jeff Harper will moderate. See description below.
  • 12pm - Tom Caniff will give his talk about Labelled Product Jars
  • 12pm - Upstairs Hospitality/Jar Cave room will be open by noon. Earlier if we have volunteers to host until noon. Room stays open until 9pm-ish.
  • 1pm - Light lunch served
  • Snacks and beverages served all afternoon and evening.
  • 2pm - Non-Ball Indiana Jars discussion group / bring your jar examples - Jean Harbron will moderate - See description below.
  • 3pm - SOLID POUR Exhibit with talk by Dick Cole - see description below.
  • Room hopping continues all day and night.
  • 5pm - Cocktail party
  • 6pm - Light supper served about 6pm.
  • Snacks, beverages, including beer and wine available until 9-ish.
  • Continuous room hopping all day and into the wee hours of the night! Floating cocktail parties are definitely going to happen!

Saturday:

  • Complimentary Breakfast for hotel guests.
  • Room-hopping all day - if the door's open, come on in!
  • 10am - Jelly Jammers Club meeting 10am - Buy, sell and show jelly jars and related items. Everyone is welcome.
  • 12pm - Upstairs Hospitality/Jar Cave room will be open by noon. Earlier if we have volunteers to host until noon.
  • 12 pm - Snacks and beverages will be offered. No official lunch.
  • 1:30 pm - Midwest Club Meet-n-Greet / Group Show & Tell - Open to all - bring your latest finds to show, and your items to put in the FEE-FREE Auction.
  • 3pm - Short break before the auction - beverages avalable in hospitality room.
  • 3pm - Auction immediately follows - time approx. 3pm.
  • 4pm - Cocktail party after the auction.
  • Room hopping continues all day into the night. Some folks will head home, but some of us are definitely staying through Saturday night.
Sunday:
Complimentary Hotel Breakfast, and Fond Farewells!

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Discussion groups - open to all, whether you bring an example or just want to see some.

  • Patent date discussion group 10:00am Friday - Jeff Harper will moderate / bring your jar examples 

Fruit jars with a full patent date (not just year) on the front OTHER than Nov 30th 1858 and July 14th 1908

"It might be error variations of those dates, or it might be any of a number of other jars. The kicker will be explaining what was actually patented on that date, if known. I'd like to keep it challenging and require that the date be on the front rather than reverse, base, or lid - but that might be too restrictive." - Jeff Harper jeffreyfharper@gmail.com


  • NON-BALL Indiana Jars / bring your jar examples  / 2pm Friday

"There were many obscure Indiana glass houses so there are many jars we could present." - Jean Harbron JHarbron@comcast.net

  • 3pm Friday SOLID POUR EXHIBIT
All the known solid pour fruit jars will be brought together for the 1st time ever exhibit. Dick Cole will give a talk about why these are such scarce items, and how difficult they are to make. (There's more to it than this, but large solid glass items have to cool super-slowly, or they shatter.)

If you have a solid pour jar and haven't been asked to bring it, it means we don't know it exists! So -- bring it! (We are not referring to paperweights/hockey-pucks/mold-warmer-slugs, but to complete solid jars.)

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