Event Calendar

Events & Shows
     

To list your State Button Society Show or event on this online calendar, contact the 

Calendar of Events Coordinator, with full information about the event.

Upcoming events

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Plainville, CT 06062

    March 23,  2019

    The Connecticut State Button Society will hold its annual early spring show and meeting at the Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave. (RT 10) Plainville. CT 06062. The program is our annual auction. Showroom hours are 9 am to 3 pm. Contact Laurel Durso, 860-283-0525, ldbuttons@yahoo.com. Dealers contact: Rachel Mercurio, 203-375-6421, Imericurio@snet.net .  For more information or weather cancellations : www.connecticutstatebuttonsociety.org


    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 24 Mar 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Round Rock, TX 78664

    March 21–24   TEXAS  The Texas State Button Society will hold its Annual Spring Show  at Wingate by Wyndham, 1209 N. IH 35, Round Rock, TX 78664. Reservations: 512/341-7000. Reserve before March 7 for the TSBS special rate of $109, (including full hot breakfast & choice of king or queen double). Rate effective for nights of March 21 (Thurs.) - March 23 (Sat.). Showroom is open to the public on Sat. 9a.m. - 5p.m.; Sun.10a.m. - 2p.m. Hosted by Austin Button Club; theme: Buttons & Music. Contact Mary Todd  512-892-4265, witzel.todd@gmail.com; also see Texasstatebuttonsociety.com

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Salina, KS 67401

    MAR 28-30   KANSAS The Kansas State Button Society will host its annual Spring Show at the Quality Inn & Suites, 2110 Crawford, Salina KS 67401. Reservations: 785-825-2111. Mention KSBS for $84 rate. Theme:Nuts About Buttons. Friday Auction 7PM. Showroom hours: Sat 10AM – 2PM. Contact: Genevieve Kemp, 785-499-6322, fleurdelis@centurylink.net.


    • 06 Apr 2019
    • (MDT)
    • 07 Apr 2019
    • (MDT)
    • Boulder, CO 80302

    April 6 and 7 Colorado

    The Colorado State Button Society will be holding its Annual Show at Millennium Harvest House, 1345 28th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302-6899  Showroom hours:   Saturday, 10-5, Sunday, 11-4.  Reservations:  866.866.6086.  Room rate:  $99.  Contact:  Jennifer Hulac at 303.331.0131 or hulaccourtreport @gmail.com


    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    APR 6           MAINE The Maine State Button Society will hold its Annual Show at the St. Louis Alumni Association Hall, 637 Elm Street (near intersection of Elm & Perreault), Route 1, Biddeford, ME  04005.  Theme: Bitten by the Button Bug. Showroom hours:  9AM – 3PM.  Contact Mary Markley, 207-727-3078 or Ruth Leipold, 207-324-6618.

    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07 Apr 2019
    • Akron, OH

    The 2019 Buckeye State Button Society Spring Show will be held April 5 (judging only) showroom open April 6th &7th. The Central Ohio Button Collectors will host the event at the AKRON/FAIRLAWN Doubletree Hotel, 3150 West Market Street, AKRON OHIO. Reservations made at the hotel offer a financial advantage to the Society, please consider calling 330-869-9000 for the group rate of $119 by March 14.  The showroom will by open Saturday 9AM-5PM and Sunday 9:30AM -2PM.  The theme is Les fabuleux boutons de France, a program Saturday at 7PM will feature button adventures in Briare.  Information is available at ohiobuttons.org or  from Jane Delaney 614-264-5532.

    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 14 Apr 2019
    • Binghamton, NY 13901

    April 12 - 14  NEW YORK  Note: new location! The New York State Button Society will hold its Annual Show at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 225 Water Street, Binghamton NY 13901. Reservations 607-722-7575.  Mention NYSBS for $105.00 room rate. Theme:  Children's Hour  Showroom hours: Fri 9AM-5PM, Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-Noon.  Contact Shirley Clark, shirley@twcny.com, 607-749-4510 or Karen Kammer, KARcloset@yahoo.com, 518-899-6190. NYSBS website:  http://nystatebuttonsociety.org.


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Shirley, MA 01464

    APR 13 MASSACHUSETTS  The Massachusetts State Button Society will hold its spring show at St. Anthony's Parish Hall in Shirley, MA 01464 (Exit 37 Off Rt. 2).  Showroom hours: 9AM-3PM. Brown bag lunch.  Contact Nancie Glazer, nancieglazer@comcast.net, 856-630-5290.


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Shelburne, VT 05482

    Vermont’s only statewide button collectors club, the Verd Mont Button Club, will be holding a Button Exhibition and Education Day at the Shelburne United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Come and learn about collecting clothing buttons, military and transportation buttons, view button exhibits, button identification, research books, videos, craft ideas and much more.  Learn about the Verd Mont Button Club, celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2019.  The Expo is partially sponsored by a grant from the National Button Society.  Bring in a favorite button or two to have our members identify them to you.  Refreshments will be served.  There is no admission charge.  Children are welcome.  The Shelburne United Methodist Church is located by the Green on U.S. Route 7 in Shelburne, Vermont.

    For more information visit our Facebook Page-Verd Mont Button Club;

    or contact Amy Larson (802)775-3639 email AVTLARS@msn.com  or          Susan Peden (802) 897-2001 email susanbpeden@yahoo.com.


    • 18 Apr 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 20 Apr 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Bloomington, IL 61704

    APRIL 18-20  ILLINOIS. The Illinois State Button Society Annual Show will be held at the Holiday Inn and Suites Convention Center, 3202 Empire St, Bloomington IL 61704.  Reservations 309-662-4700, Mention ISBS for $89 room rate until March 31.   Showroom hours: Thurs. 6:30 PM-9:00 PM,  Fri. 1 PM-5:00 PM, Sat. 9:00 AM-2:00 PM.   Contact Russa Milburn,rl.milburn@mchsi.com, 309-830-5611.  www.illinoisstatebuttonsociety.org

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 Apr 2019
    • Reading, PA 19610

    APR 26-27    PENNSYLVANIA The Pennsylvania State Button Society will hold its Spring Show at the Inn At Reading,1040 North Park Road, Reading PA 19610.  Reservations: 610-372-7811 by March 26 for PSBS $100 room rate. Theme:  Make A Joyful Noise. Showroom hours: Fri 9AM-5PM, Sat 10AM-2PM. Contact Mary Baum, 610-693-5013, Fox5013@netzero.com, www.pabuttonsociety.org.

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Osage Beach, MO 65065

    The Missouri Spring Show will be held at the Inn at Grand Glaize, 5142 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065. Contact the inn at www.innatgrandglaize.com or call 1-800-348-4731 or 573-348-4731.  Group code is MSBS19 for special rate of $89 before March 20. Tray check-in is Thursday April 25 only. Judging is Friday. Showroom hours are Friday, April 26, 7 pm-9 pm (after judging is complete),  Saturday, April 27, 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday, April 28, 9:30 - 1:30 pm.  Admission is free.  Call Brenda LaManna 314-576-1857, email bynumlama@sbcglobal.net  or Sherry Jurevics 636-532-5830, email cajurevics@att.net  with questions.  


    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Keene, NH 03431

    April 27

    The New Hampshire State Button Society will hold its spring show at the Universal Unitarian Church, 69 Washington St., Keene NH 03431. Hosted by the Amoskeag Button Club. Showroom Hours: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Contact: Thelma Nichols 603-588-6766 or tnichols@mcttelecom.com.


    • 03 May 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 04 May 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Novi, MI 48377

    MAY 3-4, 2019 MICHIGAN 

    The Michigan Button Society will hold its Spring Show at the Hilton Garden Inn-Novi, 27355 Cabaret Drive Novi, MI 48377 Reservations: (248) 348-3840, reserve by April 3rd for the MBS special room rate of $102 for single, $112 for double. Friday night button presentation to be followed by room to room shopping. Showroom hours: Sat 9:00AM–3:00PM. Theme: Oh, My Funny Bone! Contact: Ralph and Sheri DeCew, bbdeq@comcast.net586-979-8534 or www.michiganbuttonsociety.org.

     


    • 04 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Waynesville, NC 28786

    The Western North Carolina Button Club is holding the Appalachian Button Jamboree at The Armory, 44 Boundary Street, Waynesville, NC 28786. Showroom Hours: 10am - 4 pm. Dealers contact: Julie McMahon 616-634-8823, jmcmahon8@hotmail.com.

    • 04 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • 05 May 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Visalia, CA 9377

    May 2-5 CALIFORNIA  The California State Button Society will hold its Annual Show at the Wyndham Visalia Hotel, 9000 W Airport Dr, Visalia CA 93277.  Reservations:  559-651-5000.  Mention CSBS for the $99 room rate.  Theme:  Around the World in 80 Buttons.  Showroom hours:  Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-3PM.  Contact Susan Porter, 760-789-4133, snoozin8@cox.net or Marion Nebiker, mnebiker@att.net or www.cabutton.org

    • 09 May 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 11 May 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Bloomington, MN 55439

    MAY 9-11     MINNESOTA The Minnesota State Button Society will hold its Annual Show, celebrating the 75th Anniversary of MSBS, at the DoubleTree Hilton, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington MN 55439. Theme: Diamonds-and Buttons are forever.  Showroom hours: Fri 1-5PM, Sat 10AM-2PM, Contact Lin Bren, 952-250-2145, Linbeenana@gmail.com


    • 11 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Titusville, NJ 08560

    MAY 11        NEW JERSEY The New Jersey State Button Society will hold its Spring Show at the Union Fire Company & Rescue Squad
    Building, 1396
     Titusville, NJ 08560.  Showroom hours:9AM to 4PM. Contact:  Cynthia Bartlett, 732-356-4132, newjerseystatebuttonsociety.com.


    • 07 Jun 2019
    • 09 Jun 2019
    • Danbury, CT 06810

    JUN 7-9        NERBA The Northeast Regional Button Association will celebrate its 35th Anniversary and host its Annual Show at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 18 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury CT 06810.  Theme:  The Artful Button. Showroom hours:  Fri 9:30AM to 5:00PM, Sat 9:30 AM to 5PM, Sunday 10AM – Noon.  Come celebrate with us!


    • 07 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM (MDT)
    • 08 Jun 2019
    • (MDT)
    • Post Falls, ID 83854

    The Idaho State Button Society Show, hosted by the Historical Button Club of northern Idaho, will be held June 5-8, 2019 at Templin's Red Lion Hotel on The River, 414 E. 1st Ave, Post Falls, Idaho 83854. Theme: "Hats off to Mother Nature"; Featured Speaker: Joy Journeay - "Greek Mythology with Mother Nature".  Live Auction & Showroom hours: Thurs. Eve. ISBS members, Friday 9-4 & Sat 10-4. Contact Simone Kincaid for more details: sckincaid@gmail.com or 208.667.0072.



    • 13 Jun 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 15 Jun 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Marshalltown, IA 50158

    The Iowa State Button Society will hold its Annual Show at the Best Western Regency Inn, 3303 S. Center St., Marshalltown, IA 50158. Reservations: 641-752-6321. Mention Iowa Button Society for reduced room rate, deadline May 30th. Hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free self-parking, indoor pool. Note: there is no elevator to reach upper floor of the hotel. Thursday: Showroom open evening hours for Iowa members only. Friday: Morning competition, afternoon showroom hours, evening program and reception. Saturday: Showroom open 9:00am - 2:00pm, tray check-out at 2:00pm. Contact Karen Leibold, iowabuttonsociety@gmail.com  515-205-8875

     



    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Middlebury, IN 46540

    JUNE 15 INDIANA/MICHIGAN

    Button Expo 2 will be held at the Essenhaus Inn and Conference Center, 240 US-20, Middlebury IN 46540.

    Showroom hours: Sat 9am to 4pm. Fun family friendly button activities. Contact: mibuttonsociety.publicity.@gmail.com

    Or Donna Weinberg 269-806-7951.


    • 27 Jun 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 29 Jun 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Middleton, WI 53713

    DATES:  June 27-29, 2019

    Note: New Location!  Sheraton, 709 John Nolen Drive, Madison WI 53713. Reservations 800-325-3535 before June 6, 2019. 

    Showroom hours:  Thurs. 6-9 PM, Fri. 11 AM -5 PM, Sat. 9:30AM – 2 PM

    Friday evening program.

    For more information contact: Lisa Schulz buttonldy@aol.com or 608-271-4566 or go to theWSBS website.  WSBS.org


    • 04 Aug 2019
    • 10 Aug 2019
    • Portland, OR. 97217

    National Button Society Convention

    Celebrating Buttons Mid Mod Style!

    August 4th - 10th, 2019

    Red Lion Inn on the River, Jantzen Beach

    909 Hayden Island Dr.

    Portland, OR. 97217

    call: 1-800-733-5466

    or register online using this link: 

    https://book.passkey.com/event/49466627/owner/4387/home

    Reservation deadline for button rate is 7/9/2019

    Roomrates for NBS registrants:

    Standard Queen 1-4 guests, $113.00/night

    Deluxe Queen 1-4 guests, $123.00/night

    For more information go to:

    www.nationalbuttonsociety.org

    (Look in the Annual Convention section)



    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Three Rivers, MA 01080

    SEPT 14 MASSACHUSETTS  The Massachusetts State Button Society will hold its fall show at the AMVETS Hall in Three Rivers, MA 01080 (Exit 8 from the Massachusetts Turnpike)  Showroom hours: 9AM-3PM.   Brown bag lunch. Contact Nancie Glazer, nancieglazer@comcast.net, 856-630-5290.


    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Rumney, NH 03266

    September 28

    The New Hampshire State Button Society will hold its fall show at the

    Rumney Baptist Church, 375 Main St. Rumney, NH 03266.

    Showroom Hours:10:00 AM-3:00 PM Program: Annual Awards Competition

    Hosted by the Belknap Button Club

    Contact: Sharon Evans (603) 786-9747 or sevenswml@gmail.com


    • 04 Oct 2019
    • 06 Oct 2019
    • Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    October 4-6, 2019 MICHIGANThe Michigan Button Society will hold its Fall Show at the Crowne Plaza,5700 28th Street SE,Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49546. Reservations: 1-616-957-1770, reserve by September 12th for the MBS special room rate of $104.00 plus taxes. Friday October 4 is judging and early bird dinner. Showroom hours: Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-1PM Theme: A Vaudeville Button Show.Contact: Ralph and Sheri DeCew,bbdeq@comcast.net586-979-8534 orwww.michiganbuttonsociety.org.



    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Oct 2019
    • Erie, PA 16505

    OCT 11-12 PENNSYLVANIA  The Pennsylvania State Button Society will hold its Fall Show at the Bel-Aire/Wyndam Hotel, 2800 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.  Reservations:  814-833-1116.  Room rate:  $111.87.  Theme:  Buttons By The Bay.  Showroom hours:  Fri 9AM-5PM, Sat 10AM-2PM. Contact:  Virginia Stanton, 814-746-5008, ginnystanton08@gmail.com.      


    • 17 Oct 2019
    • 19 Oct 2019
    • Bloomington, IL 60704

    > October 17th - 19th, 2019  Illinois
    >
    > The Midwest Regional Button Association (MRBA) will hold its   Midwest
    > Regional Button Show
    > will be held at the Parke Regency Hotel & Convention Center,
    > 1413 Leslie Dr., Bloomington, IL 60704.
    >
    > Reservation: 309-662-4300 ext.5. Mention MRBA for special rate $105.00.
    >
    > Theme: Harvest in the Heartland.
    > Showroom hours: Thursday 7 pm to 9 pm,
    > Friday Noon to 5 pm, Saturday 9:30 am to 1 pm
    >
    > Contact Russa Milburn at rl.milburn@mchsi.com or (309) 830-5611 or
    > www.mrba.website

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Plainville, CT 06062

    October  26, 2019

    The Connecticut State Button Society will hold its annual fall show and meeting at the Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave. (RT 10) Plainville. CT 06062. The program is Scoville History. Showroom hours are 9 am to 3 pm. Contact Laurel Durso, 860-283-0525, ldbuttons@yahoo.com. Dealers contact: Rachel Mercurio, 203-375-6421, Imericurio@snet.net . For more information or weather cancellations : www.connecticutstatebuttonsociety.org


    • 09 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Three Rivers, MA 01080

    NOV 9  MASSACHUSETTS  The Massachusetts State Button Society will hold its annual meeting and show at the AMVETS Hall  in Three Rivers, MA 01080 (Exit 8 from the Massachusetts Turnpike)  Showroom hours 9AM-3PM.  Brown bag lunch. Contact Nancie Glazer, nancieglazer@comcast.net, 856-630-5290.


    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • 26 Apr 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Osage Beach, MO 65065

    The Missouri State Button Society Spring Show will be held at the Inn at Grand Glaize, 5142 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065.  Contact the inn at www.innatgrandglaize.com or call 1-800-348-4731 or 573-348-4731.  Group code is MSBS20 for special rate of $89 before March 18.  Tray check-in is Thursday April 23 only.  Judging is Friday.  Showroom hours are Friday, April 24, 7 pm - 9 pm (after judging is complete.)  Saturday, April 25, 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday, April 26, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Admission is free. 

    Contact Brenda LaManna 314-576-1857, bynumlama@sbcglobal.net or Sherry Jurevics 636-532-5830, cajurevics@att.net with questions.



    • 01 May 2020
    • 03 May 2020
    • Binghamton, NY

    NEW YORK  The New York State Button Society will hold its Annual Show at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 225 Water Street, Binghamton NY 13901. Reservations 607-722-7575.  Mention NYSBS for $105.00 room rate. Showroom hours: Fri 9AM-5PM, Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-Noon.  Contact Shirley Clark, shirley@twcny.com, 607-749-4510 or Karen Kammer, KARcloset@yahoo.com, 518-899-6190. NYSBS website:  http://nystatebuttonsociety.org.


    • 15 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 16 May 2020
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Chelsea, MI 48118

    May 15-16, 2020 MICHIGAN The Michigan Button Society will hold its Spring Show at the Chelsea Comfort Inn and Village Conference Center, 1645 Commerce Park Drive, Chelsea, Michigan 48118. Reservations: 734-433-8000, reserve by April 15th for the MBS special room rate of $109.00 plus taxes (includes hot buffet breakfast). Showroom hours: Sat 9AM-3PM Theme: Victorian Tea Party Contact: Ralph and Sheri DeCew bbdeq@comcast.net, 586-979-8534 or www.michiganbuttonsociety.org.



    • 01 Aug 2020
    • 07 Aug 2020
    • Springfield, IL 62703

    Save the date:  2020  Springfield, IL  August 1-7      Crowne Plaza Springfield, IL  62703

    • 02 Oct 2020
    • 04 Oct 2020
    • Kalamazoo, MI 49001

    October 2-4, 2020 MICHIGAN The Michigan Button Society will hold its Fall Show at the Four Points by Sheraton, 3600 Cork St., Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001. Reservations: 269-385-3922, reserve by September 1st for the MBS special room rate of $122.00 plus taxes. Friday October 2 is judging and early bird dinner. Showroom hours: Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-1PM Theme: A Button Harvest.  Contact: Ralph and Sheri DeCew bbdeq@comcast.net, 586-979-8534 or www.michiganbuttonsociety.org.


    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • 25 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Osage Beach, MO 65065
    The Missouri State Button Society Spring Show will be held at the Inn at Grand Glaize, 5142 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065.  Contact the inn at www.innatgrandglaze.com  or call 1-800-348-4731 or 573-348-4731.  Group code is MSBS21 for special rate of $89 before March 17.  Tray check-in is Thursday April 22 only.  Judging is Friday.  Showroom hours are Friday, April 23, 7 pm - 9 pm, (after judging is complete), Saturday April 24, 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday, April 25, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.  Admission is free. 

    Contact Brenda LaManna 314-576-1857, bynumlama@sbcglobal.net or Sherry Jurevics 636-532-5830, cajurevics@att.net with questions.

     

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