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2020 Maritime Festival & Antiques Show Vendor Information


Thank you for your interest in participating in this year's inaugural Maritime themed Antique Show at The Lewes Historical Society Campus, 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, Delaware. This 1-day show will run from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, rain or shine. General admission is $5.00, and children under 12 are free. All proceeds benefit educational and preservation programs of the Lewes Historical Society. 

The Society’s Shipcarpenter Street Campus will come to life, as maritime historians from throughout the Atlantic Seaboard, inhabit the buildings and campus, depicting the maritime and navel industries from the eighteenth to twentieth century. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with individuals and learn about the hardships and lives of sailors ashore and afloat, through demonstrations of traditional maritime trades.   

Extended Maritime Tours will be offered throughout the day, with the evening concluding at Simon Marriner's Tavern for a traditional Chantey Night. 

We are incorporating a Maritime Festival with the annual Antiques Show this year and encourage all vendors to include as many maritime inspired antique pieces as possible.   

General Information

  • Approximately 25 vendor spots are available. The fee is $125 (per 10' x 20' space).

  • Only one exhibitor per space is allowed (no subletting).

  • All vendors are responsible for providing their own tables, tents, chairs, linens, etc. No electricity, water hook-ups, props or tables are available onsite. 

  • Vendors should remain in place with their booths until 4:00 PM.

  • Outside food vendors are prohibited and dealers shall not sell food or drink of any kind.

  • We will do our best to  accommodate booth location requests but we can not guarantee specific spaces for vendors. 

  •  No power will be provided at the venue so please come prepared. Internet is available but not guaranteed.

  • Load-in, setup and breakdown instructions will be sent to all vendors in advance in order to plan accordingly. 

  • Please note: The Lewes Historical Society assumes no responsibility for the security of vendor property.

Vendor Applications 

  • All applications should be submitted online with 4 clear and current photos of your sample antiques.

  • There is no application fee, only a flat fee of $125 per space which will be refunded in the event that a vendor is not selected to participate. 

  • Vendor fees can be paid online or by check. All checks should be mailed to The Lewes Historical Society at 110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes DE 19958 (Attn Dana). Please be sure to include a copy of your application, or business name and contact information. 

  • The deadline for submission is April 3rd, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 


Refund Policy

  • This is a rain or shine event, refunds will not be issued if you decide not to come due to unfavorable weather.

  • This is a maritime and antiques themed show. The Lewes Historical Society reserves the right to deny applications that do not support this theme. If an application is rejected, a full refund will be issued for any vendor fees paid. 

Our Mission: 

The Lewes Historical Society promotes and advocates the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Lewes region, through museum exhibits, educational programs, historical research and publications.

Please forward any questions to our events coordinator Dana Ferreri:

P: 302.645.7670 x 102

E: [email protected]