The 60th annual Antique Show and Sale is set for July 20 at Elton Park.

EAST BLOOMFIELD — For 60 years a favorite antique show for savvy shoppers looking for a collector’s item or a period piece takes place every July in Elton Park on Routes 5 and 20.

The 2019 annual Antique Show and Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Bloomfield, the show and sale is celebrating its 60th year in 2019.

Naturally, over six decades, some families from St. Peter’s have had as many as three generations of helpers who have readied the park for the popular one-day outdoor show that takes place rain or shine. Many antique dealers will again set up in the park displaying their goods. Food will be available for sale on the grounds, including Cindy’s pies.

The show began in the public square in 1959 prompted by an antique dealer who was a parishioner of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The event became the main fundraiser for the church, which was founded in 1840. The current church structure on Main Street dates to 1871 and is a Registered National Historic Landmark.

According to show organizer Linda Morotini, the $7 donation requested enables the church to stay in the community and helps fund many community outreach programs like Hands of Hope, a weekly free-lunch program at the Bloomfield Fire Hall, as well as free school work help, movies, and more.

“The show brings people from all around — even out of state,” Morotini said. “It’s a wonderful day in the park. People will say, ‘This is my favorite show.’”

In addition to checking out all the antiques, find out more about one of your own. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., H. Price Prazar of Pittsford will provide a verbal appraisal of antiques, books, and collectibles for $6 per item; maximum five per person.

Please note, he cannot offer an appraisal of firearms or rugs. If something is too big to bring to the show, a photograph may be shown to the appraiser. The $7 admission does not cover appraisal fee.

Show organizers request that attendees do not bring pets with them to the park.