During the actual show on Sunday, we will have a large on-site food concession area set up for customers to rest and purchase lunch without having to leave the show. We encourage those planning on attending this amazing two day event to get those reservations in early. The Roberts Centre has a 116 room Holiday Inn, Max & Erma’s Restaurants /bar, and of course the Convention Centre with over 80,000 square ft. under one roof. During nice weather, there is a 4,200 Sq. foot Outdoor Patio Space with Full Bar. The facility has Free On-Site Parking with 1,500 spaces with bus parking available. Please call the Holiday Inn located in the Roberts Centre at 937-283- 3200 to get those reservations in.
Billye Harris is well known throughout the industry as an expert in her field. She is a member of NADDA, UFDC, UFDC Museum Collections Committee, President of her QARDC Doll Club, and a volunteer appraiser on PDS’s televised Antiques Roadshow. She is owner of Ashley's Dolls and can be contacted in advance through her web site at ashleysdolls.com
. Appraisals are $5 with proceeds to the UFDC Museum fund.
Bradley will be on hand assisting in appraisals. He is the recipient of the 2008 UFDC Award of Excellence for the exhibit of dolls and the UFDC Award of Excellence for the “Barbie 1959” exhibit .In 2010, he was also the recipient of the Coleman Scholarship for the research, study, and history of the Mattel Barbie Designers. In 2014 he received the prestigious “Barbie’s Best Friend” Award. He has served as a UFDC Regional Director and was their event coordinator in 2010. Bradley is currently the Chairman for the Museum Collections Committee. Bring that Barbie in for evaluation! Appraisals are $5 each with proceeds going to the UFDC Museum Fund.
As a service to our customers, we are pleased to announce that Eileen Green will be on hand for doll stringing. Eileen is an expert in this field and owns The Intensive Care Doll Hospital. She can only give price quotes by actually viewing the doll in need of stringing. Please have your doll to her as soon as possible so it can be completed while you are shopping the show.