Event Calendar

Events & Shows
     

To list your State Button Society Show or event on this online calendar, contact the 

Calendar of Events Coordinator, with full information about the event.

Upcoming events

    • 17 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 20 May 2019
    • Visalia, CA 93277

    MAY 17-20 CALIFORNIA  The California State Button Society will hold its Annual Show at the Wyndham Visalia Hotel, 9000 W Airport Dr, Visalia CA  93277.  Reservations:  559-651-5000. Mention CSBS for the $99 room rate.  Theme:  'Farming for Buttons'.  Showroom hours:  Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-3PM.  Contact Susan Porter, 760-789-4133, snoozin8@cox.net OR Marion Nebiker, mnebiker@att.net OR  or www.cabutton.org.

    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Middlebury, IN 46540

    June 23, 2018 BUTTON EXPO The Jacksonian Button Club of MI will hold a Button Expo at the Essenhaus Inn and Conference Center, 240 US-20, Middlebury, IN 46540. FREE ADMISSION. Showroom hours: Sat 9:00AM–5:00PM. Explore the fascination with antique, vintage and modern clothing buttons. Fun, family friendly activities, educational opportunities + related button collecting, art, history, fashion, fiber arts. Contact:  Donna Weinberg, MBSPublicity@yahoo.com or 1-269-806-7951

    • 28 Jun 2018
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • 30 Jun 2018
    • (CDT)
    • Middleton, WI 53562

    Wisconsin State Button Society, 2018 Annual State Show, theme is “Celebrating the Wonders of Wisconsin”, date:  June 28, 29, 30, 2018, location:  Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Dr., Middleton, WI 53562, Phone 608-831-2000 to make your reservation.  Showroom hours:  Thurs. 6-9 PM, Fri. 11AM -5PM, Sat. 9:30AM – 2 PM,Friday evening program: “The Circus in Wisconsin”.  For more information contact: Lisa Schulz buttonldy@aol.com or 608-271-4566 or Sue Kilgore zanzibar@charter.netor 608-884-0294. Or go to the WSBS website.


    • 01 Jul 2018
    • (EDT)
    • Louvain, Belgium

    JULY 1 BELGIUM  [Dutch: Leuven] The Dutch Antique Button Society and Fibule*
    will hold its Second Franco-Dutch Button Show featuring a display of buttons depicting subjects from fables, fairytales, mythology, histories and more. Louvain is a short train ride from Brussels. Button swap & shop. Contact: Griet Van Ranst, griet@verraedt.be or https://griet.verraedt.be 

    *fibule is the name of the French button club.  Fibulanophiles is French for button collectors

    • 28 Jul 2018

    The New Hampshire State Button Society will hold its annual summer show

    at thKeene Unitarian Church on 69 Washington Street in Keene, NH. 03458

    Hosted by the Amoskeag button club.

    This church is handicapped accessible.

    Contact: Leslie Kennedy

    Or go to NHStateButtonSociety.org for more information.


    • 19 Aug 2018
    • (EDT)
    • 25 Aug 2018
    • (EDT)
    • Jacksonville, Florida

     Hyatt Regency Riverfront

    Jacksonville, Florida

    Showroom opens Thursday August 23, 2018

    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 11:59 PM (CDT)
    • The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, FL.
    Register

    Registration fees include convention admission, receptions, programs and workshops. Additional fees may be charged for special meals and workshops. 

    Registration fee is $35 for adults including Dealer's Helpers, $10 for Juniors and $0 for dealers until July 15th.

    After July 15th a late charge of $10 will be added to all adult fees (including dealers). 

    Online registration will be available until August 5th, after then you must register at the event. You may register online here and submit your payment via PayPal.

    Or if you prefer to mail a check for payment please use the downloadable form provided in your bulletin or print out the 2018 NBS Registration Form.

    Checks should be made out to National Button Society and mailed with your registration form prior to August 1st.

    Send to: Helen Acker, NBS Pre-Registration, 11035 Longboat Key Ln, Apt 208, Tampa, FL 33626-2754.

    Registration questions or corrections can be emailed to Helen Acker.

    Dealers must register prior to the event even though your entry fee is included in the price of your tables.

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Three Rivers, MA 01080

    SEP 8           MASSACHUSETTS. The Massachusetts State Button Society will hold its Annual Fall Show at the AMVETS Hall in Three Rivers Massachusetts 01080 (Exit 8 from the Massachusetts Turnpike.) Program:  Member Auction. Showroom hours:  9AM - 3PM. Brown bag lunch. Contact Nancie Glazer, nancieglazer@comcast.net, 856-630-5290.


    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Lebanon, NH 03766

    The New Hampshire State Button Society will hold its annual fall show

    at the First Congregational Church, 230 South Park St., Lebanon, NH. 03766

    Hosted by the Twin Valley button club

    This church is handicapped accessible.

    Contact: Lorraine Goodman

    Or go to NHStateButtonSociety.org for more information.


    • 28 Sep 2018
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Sep 2018
    • (EDT)
    • Chelsea, MI 48118

    September 28-30, 2018 MICHIGAN The Michigan Button Society will hold its Fall Show at the Chelsea Comfort Inn and Village Conference Center, 1645 Commerce Park Drive, Chelsea, Michigan 48118. Reservations: 734-433-8000, reserve by August 29th for the MBS special room rate of $109.00 plus taxes (includes hot buffet breakfast). Friday September 28 is judging and early bird dinner. Showroom hours: Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-1PM Theme: Falling for Glorious Glass. Contact: Ralph and Sheri DeCew bbdeq@comcast.net, 586-979-8534 or www.michiganbuttonsociety.org.

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Burnet, TX 78611

    SEP 29 TEXAS: The Texas State Button Society will hold its Fall Workshop at the Texas A&M Agri Life Building, 607 N Vanderveer Street, Burnet, TX 78611. Showroom hours: 9AM - 4PM (Come Friday for dinner out and room shopping). Reservations for hotel (512-756-1789) at the Comfort Inn and Suites, 810S. Water Street, Burnet, TX 78611. Reserve by Sep 3 for TSBS room rate of $120. (including continental breakfast).

    Contact Barbara Hefner, 325-247-4955. bjhef@yahoo.com 

    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 07 Oct 2018
    • Meru, France

    OCT 6–7 MÉRU, France Fibule* will host a Show at the Musée de la Nacre et de la Tablet-
    terie, a 19th-century button factory. Museum tours (some in English) are available all weekend. Saturday presentation by Gilles Osvald on history of 20th century buttons and Paris couture. Button swap & shop. Contact: Matthew Brown, mjabrown@wanadoo.fr


    *Fibule is the name of the French button club. FIbulanophiles is French for button collectors.


    • 11 Oct 2018
    • (CDT)
    • 13 Oct 2018
    • (CDT)
    • Bloomington, IL 60704

    The Midwest Regional Button Association (MRBA) will hold its 1st Midwest Regional Button Show Oct. 11-13, 2018 at the Parke Regency Hotel & Convention Center,1413 Leslie Dr., Bloomington, IL 60704.

    Hotel Reservations: 309-662-4300.
    Mention MRBA for a special rate of $95.00.

    Theme: Hearts in the Heartland.

    Showroom hours:
    Thursday 7 pm to 9 pm
    Friday Noon to 5 pm
    Saturday 9:30 am to 1 pm

    Contact Russa Milburn at

    MidwestRegionalButtonAssoc@Mediacombb.net  

    or (309) 830-5611

    Website: mrba.website


    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • Lancaster, PA 17602

    OCT 20-21 PENNSYLVANIA  The Pennsylvania State Button Society will hold its Fall Show at

    the Host Resort & Conference Center, 2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602

    Reservations:  717-299-5500.  (Hotel will be under new ownership as of April 1, 2018 so

    further details will be available at Spring Show and posted in July Bulletin.) 

    Theme: Dragons, Wyverns and Griffins, Oh My!  Showroom hours are Sat 9AM-5PM,

    Sun 10AM-2PM. Contact: Joan Tyl, 610-777-2491jotyl@comcast.net.     

    Room Rates:$129.00 + 11% tax per night (Single/Double)

                         $139.00 + 11% tax per night (triple/quad)

    Breakfast Buffet is $22.00.  Please send check payable to P.S.B.S. to Lyn Pannebker, 342 North Pine St., Middletown, Pa. 17057

     



    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Plainville, CT 06062

    October 27 The Connecticut State Button Society will hold its meeting and show at The Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave. Rt. 10, Plainville, CT 06062. Showroom hours are 9 am to 3 pm. Program: Briare and China buttons. Contact Laurel Durso, 860-283-0525ldbuttons@yahoo.com. For dealer contact only contact Rachel Mercurio, 203-375-6421Imercurio@snet.net. For more info or for weather cancelations, www.connecticutstatebuttonsociety.org.

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 04 Nov 2018
    • Poitiers, France

    NOV 3–4 POITIERS, france Fibule* will participate for the 25th year in the “Collections 
    Passion” Salon, a huge antique show/flea market/swap meet. Potiers is about an hour from Paris by TGV. Contact: Matthew Brown, mjabrown@wanadoo.fr

    *Fibule is the name of the French button club. FIbulanophiles is French for button collectors.


    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Shirley, MA 01464

    November 17

    MASSACHUSETTSThe Massachusetts State Button Society will hold its Show at the AMVETS Hall in Three Rivers Massachusetts 01080 (Exit 8 from the Massachusetts Showroom hours: 9AM-3PM. Contact Nancie Glazer, nancieglazer@comcast.net, 856-630-5290


    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 20 Jan 2019
    • Tampa, FL 33610

    Jan 17 – 20   Florida.  The Florida State Button Society will hold its Annual Show at the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel, 10221 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa FL 33610. Reservations 813-623-6353 or sheratontampaeast.com.


    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 20 Jan 2019
    • Tampa, FL 33610

    JAN 17-20 FLORIDA The Florida State Button Society will hold its Annual Meeting and Show at the Sheraton Tampa Brandon, 10221 Princess Palm Ave, Tampa, FL  33610. Reservations: 813-623-6363. Reserve by Dec 27, 2018, for FSBS special $130 room rate. Showroom hours: Fri 10AM-5PM; Sat 1-5PM; Sun 10AM-2PM. Theme: Escape from the Jungle. Contact: Pam Davis, 727-527-9636, www.floridastatebuttonsociety.org.

    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM (MST)
    • 17 Feb 2019
    • (MST)
    • Avondale, AZ 85323
    ARIZONA STATE BUTTON SOCIETY

    ANNUAL SHOW


    Saturday and Sunday February 16 and 17, 2019 

    (Judging day Friday February 15, 2019)


    Hilton Garden Inn,

    11460 W. Hilton Way,

    Avondale, AZ 85323

    623-882-3351


    ASBS room rate: guest room $140, suite $150 (it's high season in AZ!)

    (Block available till January 25, 2019 or until block is consumed)


    Showroom hours: Saturday 16, 10 - 5  Sunday 17, 10 - 3

    Mini-workshops scheduled


    Theme:  Wild West Roundup


    Contacts:  

    Roberta Schuler 520-296-8196 bklassic@comcast.net

    Val Perry perryva@gmail.com


    • 01 Mar 2019
    • (CST)
    • 02 Mar 2019
    • (CST)
    • Dells/Lake Delton, WI 53965

    Wisconsin State Button Society Annual Button Rendezvous:

                March 1-2, 2019

    Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center, 60 N. Gasser Rd, WI Dells/Lake Delton 53965, phone 1-800-648-4765 x 3

     

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Thursday evening, all day Friday and Saturday morning (selling out of hotel rooms with no specific hours). 

    7:00 PM Friday Program (No selling out of rooms during program.)

     

    For more information contact Lisa Schulz buttonldy@aol.com or 608-271-4566

     


    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Plainville, CT 06062

    March 23,  2019

    The Connecticut State Button Society will hold its annual early spring show and meeting at the Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave. (RT 10) Plainville. CT 06062. The program is our annual auction. Showroom hours are 9 am to 3 pm. Contact Laurel Durso, 860-283-0525, ldbuttons@yahoo.com. Dealers contact: Rachel Mercurio, 203-375-6421, Imericurio@snet.net .  For more information or weather cancellations : www.connecticutstatebuttonsociety.org


    • 05 Apr 2019
    • 07 Apr 2019

    Save the date: The Buckeye State Button Society (Ohio) will hold their Spring Show April 5-7 2019 .  

    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 14 Apr 2019
    • Binghamton, NY 13901

    April 12 - 14  NEW YORK  Note: new location! The New York State Button Society will hold its Annual Show at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 225 Water Street, Binghamton NY 13901. Reservations 607-722-7575.  Mention NYSBS for $105.00 room rate. Theme:  Children's Hour  Showroom hours: Fri 9AM-5PM, Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-Noon.  Contact Shirley Clark, shirley@twcny.com, 607-749-4510 or Karen Kammer, KARcloset@yahoo.com, 518-899-6190. NYSBS website:  http://nystatebuttonsociety.org.


    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Osage Beach, MO 65065

    The Missouri State Button Society Spring Show will be held at the Inn at Grand Glaize, 5142 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065. Contact the inn at www.innatgrandglaize.com or call 1-800-348-4731 or 573-348-4731.  Group code is MSBS19 for special rate of $89 before March 20. Tray check-in is Thursday April 25 only. Judging is Friday. Showroom hours are Friday, April 26, 7 pm-9 pm (after judging is complete),  Saturday, April 27, 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday, April 28, 9:30 - 1:30 pm.  Admission is free.

    Contact Brenda LaManna 314-576-1857, bynumlama@sbcglobal.net or Sherry Jurevics 636-532-5830, cajurevics@att.net with questions.

    • 03 May 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 04 May 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Novi, MI 48377

    MAY 3-4, 2019 MICHIGAN 

    The Michigan Button Society will hold its Spring Show at the Hilton Garden Inn-Novi, 27355 Cabaret Drive Novi, MI 48377 Reservations: (248) 348-3840, reserve by April 3rd for the MBS special room rate of $102 for single, $112 for double. Friday night button presentation to be followed by room to room shopping. Showroom hours: Sat 9:00AM–3:00PM. Theme: Oh, My Funny Bone! Contact: Ralph and Sheri DeCew, bbdeq@comcast.net586-979-8534 or www.michiganbuttonsociety.org.

     


    • 13 Jun 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 15 Jun 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Marshalltown, IA 50158

    The Iowa State Button Society will hold its Annual Show at the Best Western Regency Inn, 3303 S. Center St., Marshalltown, IA 50158. Reservations: 641-752-6321. Mention Iowa Button Society for reduced room rate, deadline May 30th. Hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free self-parking, indoor pool. Note: there is no elevator to reach upper floor of the hotel. Thursday: Showroom open evening hours for Iowa members only. Friday: Morning competition, afternoon showroom hours, evening program and reception. Saturday: Showroom open 9:00am - 2:00pm, tray check-out at 2:00pm. Contact Karen Leibold, iowabuttonsociety@gmail.com  515-205-8875

     



    • 04 Oct 2019
    • 06 Oct 2019
    • Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    October 4-6, 2019 MICHIGANThe Michigan Button Society will hold its Fall Show at the Crowne Plaza,5700 28th Street SE,Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49546. Reservations: 1-616-957-1770, reserve by September 12th for the MBS special room rate of $104.00 plus taxes. Friday October 4 is judging and early bird dinner. Showroom hours: Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-1PM Theme: A Vaudeville Button Show.Contact: Ralph and Sheri DeCew,bbdeq@comcast.net586-979-8534 orwww.michiganbuttonsociety.org.



    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Plainville, CT 06062

    October  26, 2019

    The Connecticut State Button Society will hold its annual fall show and meeting at the Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave. (RT 10) Plainville. CT 06062. The program is Scoville History. Showroom hours are 9 am to 3 pm. Contact Laurel Durso, 860-283-0525, ldbuttons@yahoo.com. Dealers contact: Rachel Mercurio, 203-375-6421, Imericurio@snet.net . For more information or weather cancellations : www.connecticutstatebuttonsociety.org


    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • 26 Apr 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Osage Beach, MO 65065

    The Missouri State Button Society Spring Show will be held at the Inn at Grand Glaize, 5142 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065.  Contact the inn at www.innatgrandglaize.com or call 1-800-348-4731 or 573-348-4731.  Group code is MSBS20 for special rate of $89 before March 18.  Tray check-in is Thursday April 23 only.  Judging is Friday.  Showroom hours are Friday, April 24, 7 pm - 9 pm (after judging is complete.)  Saturday, April 25, 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday, April 26, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Admission is free. 

    Contact Brenda LaManna 314-576-1857, bynumlama@sbcglobal.net or Sherry Jurevics 636-532-5830, cajurevics@att.net with questions.



    • 01 May 2020
    • 03 May 2020
    • Binghamton, NY

    NEW YORK  The New York State Button Society will hold its Annual Show at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 225 Water Street, Binghamton NY 13901. Reservations 607-722-7575.  Mention NYSBS for $105.00 room rate. Showroom hours: Fri 9AM-5PM, Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-Noon.  Contact Shirley Clark, shirley@twcny.com, 607-749-4510 or Karen Kammer, KARcloset@yahoo.com, 518-899-6190. NYSBS website:  http://nystatebuttonsociety.org.


    • 01 Aug 2020
    • 07 Aug 2020
    • Springfield, IL 62703

    Save the date:  2020  Springfield, IL  August 1-7      Crowne Plaza Springfield, IL  62703

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • 25 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Osage Beach, MO 65065
    The Missouri State Button Society Spring Show will be held at the Inn at Grand Glaize, 5142 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065.  Contact the inn at www.innatgrandglaze.com  or call 1-800-348-4731 or 573-348-4731.  Group code is MSBS21 for special rate of $89 before March 17.  Tray check-in is Thursday April 22 only.  Judging is Friday.  Showroom hours are Friday, April 23, 7 pm - 9 pm, (after judging is complete), Saturday April 24, 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday, April 25, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.  Admission is free. 

    Contact Brenda LaManna 314-576-1857, bynumlama@sbcglobal.net or Sherry Jurevics 636-532-5830, cajurevics@att.net with questions.

     

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