2017 Findlay Bottle Show Info - Sunday Oct. 15, 2017 Ohio


  • FINDLAY BOTTLE SHOW
  • Sunday October ​15, 2017
  • ​3rd year in our new location: 
  • The Sterling Center Reception Hall 
    4570 Fostoria Avenue, Findlay, Ohio 45840

    Google Maps link - Also, see detailed directions and map below.

  • 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/tons of restrooms, and a food concession inside with lots of comfy 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.

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!

Announcing THE 2017 
FINDLAY BOTTLE SHOW

NEW LOCATION – BIGGER and BETTER – MORE DEALER TABLES


We're pleased to announce that the 2017 Findlay Bottle Show will again be held in our new home, The Sterling Center.

Come to the Best Little NEW and IMPROVED, BIGGER and BETTER Bottle Show in the MidWest!

We are excited to have all our bottle friends join us again at this wonderful new show venue. 

The Sterling Center is located at 4570 Fostoria Avenue, Findlay Ohio - map link.


Of course, the Findlay Bottle Show still has its best features:
  • Great dealers selling
  • Wonderful collectors shopping
The Sterling Center has all the features that make for a great bottle show:
  • Room for more dealer tables
  • Wide aisles, padded chairs
  • Excellent lighting, heating and air conditioning
  • Plentiful restrooms
  • Huge paved parking lot
  • Handicapped accessability
  • 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.

Mark your calendars now for​ Sunday October 15, 2017 for a great day of shopping, learning more about our collections, making new friends and visiting with other folks who "speak bottle-ese". 

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 contracts available here online.

Call the show chairman to reserve your tables NOW!
Fred Curtis​ (419-424-0486​)

  • Contract can  be viewed/printed here (it's a pdf) -- link.
  • 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.  (Contract Link)

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.
PAY FOR YOUR TABLES NOW:

# of Tables
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).

(Contract Link)



  • Sunday October ​15, 2017
  • The show is held at the Sterling Center Reception Hall 
    4570 Fostoria Avenue, Findlay, Ohio 45840

    Google Maps link - Also, see detailed directions and map below.

  • 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/tons of restrooms, and a food concession inside with lots of comfy 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.

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. 14 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​.​
Directions from I-75:



Sterling Center Reception Hall 

4570 Fostoria Avenue, Findlay, Ohio

From I-75, coming from North or South, take exit #157, and just follow the signs for Rt. 12, approx. 5 miles. 

Rt. 12 becomes Fostoria Avenue, so it is easier to find than these directions seem:
  • Take exit 157 for OH-12 toward Findlay/Columbus Grove
  • Turn East onto OH-12 E/W Main Cross St
  • Turn North onto S Main St
  • Turn East onto Center St
  • Continue onto Tiffin Ave
  • Slight left onto Fostoria Ave
The Sterling Center / 4570 Fostoria Avenue, Findlay / is located behind the Humane Society building.





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. (Contract Link)

Since there are so many restaurants within 5 minutes drive of the show venue, the club will not be serving dinner on Saturday.

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.
  • (Contract Link(scroll up for paypal payment button)
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Some pix from previous shows: 

2014:

Click to enlarge pix.


2013:







See more photos: 2012 -- 2011 -- 2010

(Read/print: Contract Link) (scroll up for paypal payment button)
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