TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- The weather in the Wabash Valley wasn't the greatest Saturday but that didn't stop people from showing up to the Vigo County Fairgrounds.
People like Ron Glasscock who has been a glass bottle collector for much of his life.
"Probably 40 years. I like bottles. I don't care about the value. I just like something that looks nice in the window with a lot of whittling and character," said Glasscock.
That's why he comes to the Annual Illiana Antique Bottle and Pottery Show & Sale. It’s an event put on by the Wabash Valley Antique Bottle & Pottery Club.
This is the 21st year of having the show. Hobbyist come to the event to see what these vendors have to offer. Douglass Porter is one of the organizers of the event.
"You got medicines, you got milk bottles, you got fruit jars. Just all kind of items that are glass that have just been thrown away," said Porter.
Porter also says the event brings in over 200 people a year. Visitors from all over come to see over ten thousand bottles, jars, and glassware.
Some come looking for collectables while others come just to share their collectables with others.
"My room right here will hold 43 vendors,” said Porter talking about the crowed room. “I sell out every year. I've never had a season in the 21 years that I have not sold all my tables."
It's an impressive event that still stays strong to date. Bottle collectors like Glasscock just hopes younger generations will take up an interest as well.
"It’s been a real blessing to have everybody that is interested in the group and in our club to keep it going. We've been blessed in that way," said Glasscock.
If you would like to learn more about the Wabash Valley Antique Bottle & Pottery Club check out their Facebook page here.