Antique dealers from across Arkansas and surrounding states will converge on Hardy on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 for the 23rd annual Old Hardy Town Antique Show & Sale. Dealers will be displaying their finest collectibles, rarities and fine antique items and furniture in the Old Hardy Gym. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 10, and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sept. 11.
Each year, thousands of antique enthusiasts swell this small Ozark town of 600 hunting for valuables and bargains. Known as an antiquing haven for the large number of antique and arts and crafts shops among the 60 quaint stores lining the historic Hardy Main Street, there will be special bargains and special treasures all over town as the local vendors bring out their finest items for the weekend show. Booth space is still available for vendors by calling Main Street Hardy at 856-3571.
Free parking is available at the Old Hardy Gym and one block off Main Street. Hardy offers a number of lodging options, including hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, RV sites, tent camping, riverside cabins and furnished homes rented on a nightly or weekly basis.
While in Hardy, there's also canoeing, kayaking, fly fishing and swimming in the Spring River, one of Arkansas' scenic rivers, unique restaurants and the Vintage Motorcar Museum. "Hardy's central location offers a perfect opportunity to escape city life and relax while enjoying the beautiful Ozark scenery. Hardy has all the unspoiled, picturesque charm of the true Ozark experience," said Richard Jones of Main Street Hardy.
Hardy is located on the banks of the Spring River and offers two municipal parks along the river's winding path. For more information on any of these events or planning one's own Hardy vacation, call Richard Jones at Main Street Hardy, 856-3571, Tracy Jared at the Hardy Tourist Information Center, 856-3571, or visit the Hardy Web site at www.oldhardytown.com