Shop for antiques during Chriskindlmarkt

FERDINAND — Christkindlmarkts began in Germany in the 14th Century. Artisans would display their wares in the churchyard in the weeks leading up to Christmas. While antiques were probably not a feature of those first Christkindlmarkts, the Tri-County YMCA, 131 East 16th St., will provide a treasure trove of antiques, primitives, food and wine.

The antiques markt will take place in conjunction with Ferdinand’s 22nd annual Christkindlmarkt on Nov. 16-17. Available for purchase will be china, glassware, kitchen collectibles, linens, jewelry, antique Christmas collectibles, antique furniture, tools, primitives, old store items, early baskets, wooden ware, tin, iron, old toys, decorated stoneware, old paint folk art, early textiles, fine art and pottery.

Winzerwald Winery and Carousel Winery also will have booths where they will offer wine sampling and sell their wines by the bottle or case. Visitors will be greeted with the welcoming aromas of fresh cinnamon roasted almonds and pecans, freshly brewed Artisan coffee and the Schnitzelbank’s fried chicken, smoked pork chops and trimmings.

Christkindlmarkt hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Free admission and shuttle service are provided to other markt sites.

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