Antique Economy

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

It seems like the economy is affecting almost everything these days. Now, it may be affecting some habits of a long standing Brazos Valley tradition.

Texas Antique Weekend is underway in Warrenton and the surrounding towns.

Twice a year, thousands of dealers and customers converge on the area, but dealers say this season, high gas prices may be keeping folks at home.

"Normally the traffic backs up here almost on a daily basis and I saw it back up two times this show. Both times have been because of auto accidents," said antique wagon dealer Curry Peters.

Jewelry maker Celia Smith, agrees. "There are less people coming, you know, we can just tell," said Smith.

Several dealers tell News Three that they are selling less this season than they normally do. The next antique weekend is the first weekend in October.

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