625 Smith Ave
Glass Show Location
Nashville, TN 37203
Contact: Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee


Parking Fee Increase for The Fairgrounds Nashville

The daily parking fee at the Fairgrounds Nashville increased to $10.00 effective July 1, 2023.  Our show cards and advertising for the 22nd Annual Elegant and Depression Glass Show on July 15-16, 2023, reflect the old rate of $5.00.  We are sorry for the change, and we hope this increase will not discourage you from attending.  We have 19 dealers who will have a wide variety of American-made glassware and pottery for you to browse and buy.  Show hours are 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday.  Admission to the show is $8.00 per person, good for both days.  



22nd Annual Elegant and Depression Glass

Show and Sale

The Fairgrounds Nashville on July 15-16, 2023


The Elegant and Depression Glass Show will return to Nashville for its 22nd edition.  The show will be held in the Expo-2 Building at The Fairgrounds Nashville on July 15-16, 2023.  GPS address is 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.  Hours are 10 to 5 on Saturday, and 11 to 3 on Sunday. There will be a Guest Speaker at 1 on Saturday. Admission is $8 per person and is good for both days.  Parking at the Fairgrounds is $10/day.

The show is devoted exclusively to glassware and pottery made by American manufacturers.  Most of the manufacturers of this glassware are no longer in business, and the show provides an opportunity to see and purchase items that cannnot be acquired in today's retail stores.  The vendors will have early American pattern glass (EAPG), depression-era glass, elegant glass, mid-centurn modern glass, and kitchen glassware such as Fire King and Pyrex.  There will be dealers from across the country.

At this time, the following dealers have committed to the show:
Dennis Bialek, Florida
Roger Bowen, Oklahoma
Pat & Sharon Ervin, Illinois
Jonathan Fields, Missouri
Pam & Bob Franscella, South Carolina
Adam Headley, Georgia
Lorrie Kitchen & Mark Hunter, Ohio
Jerry Laitinen & Jerry Easteria, Iowa
James & Lenora Leasure, Pennsylvania
Sherry & Reid Lisak, Tennessee
Rob & Amy McMichael, Texas
Art & Shirley Moore, Oklahoma
Brooke & Larry Newton, Florida
Steve & Carla Rausch, Oklahoma
Linda Riendeau, Minnesota
Carolyn & Glen Robinson, South Carolina
Cecil Taylor, Texas
Jodi & Mark Uthe, Iowa
John Walk, Illinois

Mary Sue Lyon from Michigan will be the speaker at the Saturday seminar at 1 pm.  In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, the seminar will focus on barware manufactured by Fostoria Glass Company.  The show will include a display of beverage sets and barware to show the variety of these items produced by various glass manufacturers.  


The show is hosted by the Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee, a chapter of the Fostoria Glass Society of America.  Proceeds from the show are used to support the Fostoria Glass Museum in Moundsville, WV, and other museums and programs devoted to preserving the history and heritage of American-made glassware. 

Directions for Accessing the Glass Show At The Fairgrounds Nashville

The fairgrounds entrance from Nolensville Pike has been closed. To access the fairgrounds from Nolensville Pike off I-440, go past the old main entrance a short distance and turn left on Wingrove Street. Go up and over a hill until Wingrove dead ends at Rains Ave. Turn left on Rains Ave., and go down the hill to the stop sign; you will be directed to a parking area.

You can also access the fairgrounds from the I-65 Wedgewood Avenue exit. The exit is #81 and is located north of I-440 and south of I-40. Go east on Wedgewood Avenue until you reach the fairgrounds.

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