The Ohio National Doll Show is quickly approaching, and it is going to be my third year in attendance.
I am SO excited for this world-class event. There are way more than five great reasons to make the trip for this special doll show - I did a video awhile back outlining some of the fun reasons to attend this show - and below the video are my top 5 reasons!
NUMBER ONE: The extra doll programs and events!
This is not just a doll show. It is a full-fledged WEEKEND of doll magic chock full of world-renowned experts in their field! Most of the events are now sold out to lucky attendees but you CAN join the waiting list! Here is the lineup:
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1 pm: Barbie's 60th Birthday Party Bash
Luncheon with Bradley Justice
Saturday evening, October 5, 2019 at 7 pm: Dinner with Keynote Speaker Valerie Fogel
DOLL SHOW AND SALE is on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019 from 10 o'clock am until 4 o'clock pm.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 4 PM:Steiff expert Rebekah Kaufman (aka Steiff Gal), will be presenting a program on "The History of Steiff Bears"
Rachel Hoffman on-site for meet and greet + virtual videos throughout!
NUMBER TWO: The BEST Doll Shopping.
Need I say more? LOL But really, you guys don't want to miss the doll shopping. This salesroom sold out almost immediately. The shopping at this show is always spectacular. So many new things are coming to the market JUST for this event. AND LOOK WHO IS COMING:
Dealers include: Gail Lemmon All Dolled Up, Nancy Campbell, Fritzi's Antique Dolls, Desperately Seeking Vintage - Susan Anderson, Tracey Cedarlund, Becky Funderburg, Gigi and Sherry's Teddy Bears, Elizabeth Christensen, Good Bears of the World - Terrie Stong, Lynn Bartol, Carolyn Coley, Eileen Green, Sue Brightwell, Pam Downing, Jonathan Green, Porcelain by Sonya Bryer, Diane Drake, Marion Maus Greer, Cindy Budin, Gilda Dreher, Gay Anne Gressman, Sandra Bullock, Linda Farris, Ashley's Dolls - Billye Harris, Sylvia Butler, Miriam Feiden, Ray Hoban, Charles and Barbara Buysse, Valerie Fogel's Beautiful Bebes, Karen Hochradel, The Bear Scout - Felicia Hymer, Cindy McGuire, Dollyville -Sheila Scalf, McHugh's Dolls, Nancy Meeker, Joyce Shchurowsky, Rosie Kanizer, Mary Meins, Angela Simko, Beth Karp, Cynthia Orgeron, Main Street Doll - Diann Sims, Rebekah Kaufman, Ed Pelton and Nancy McGlamery, Seasons-Past Character Dolls - Sherry Smiley, Rhonda King, Mini Magic - Deborah Porchia, Judy Smith, Kintner Antiques, Judy Rankine, Betty Stepnowski, Mary Jo Koets, Richard Saxman, Rita and Steve Stice, Ron and Robyn Martin, Sherry Sberna, Porcelain Classics - Jennie Sykes, Ian Taylor - Kentucky Doll & Toy Museum, Rhoda Wade, Barbara Gilbert-Whitcomb, Elaine's Dolls, Mary Wolande, Carol Wood, Brenda Yenke, Beverly Stoehr, Bradley Justice - Swell Doll Shop, Rachel Hoffman of Virtual Doll Convention
NUMBER THREE: The Camaraderie
Ok, so these are adorable koalas but it is how being out at a doll show FEELS.
Hanging out with friends, dealers, and helping others. Camaraderie is everything! I specialize in virtual events, but nothing compares to being in the same room with beating hearts. The camaraderie of a live event is fantastic. You can meet new friends, learn SO much from the dealers, and just FILL your cup. I always come home grateful and happy from a live doll show! (PS, prepare to get a hug from me!)
NUMBER FOUR: The Virtual Doll Convention Cameras and 75 FREE VDC Necklaces
Being in the Virtual Doll Convention Cameras is A LOT OF FUN! I am going to be there the whole weekend interviewing attendees, filming the events, and having fun with ALL of the attendees. Come to the Virtual Doll Convention table for some free swag. We just has the CUTEST Dolly Dingle necklaces made just for this event and are handing out 75 free pieces to attendees. Come let us adorn you with Dolly Dingle!
NUMBER FIVE: Billye Harris, Y’all.
What can I say about the pink one? She is just the best, you guys! If you have not met this superstar in person, you don’t know what you are missing. She is LAUGH OUT LOUD funny, gracious, generous, AND is appraising DOLLS on site with the donation going to the UFDC Doll Museum.
THIS is my FAVORITE picture of us!! Do you know what movie this was inspired off of?
As you can imagine, I am already busy planning my outfits for this exciting weekend. We are going to be there for about 3 three days, so I am going to pack around 35 outfits just to be safe.
I can't WAIT to see everyone at the Ohio National Doll Show!
October 5 and 6, 2019