Antique Days will return to the streets of Perry on May 19-20.


The annual antique festival, which started in 2014, was last celebrated in 2016. Organizer Rob Wenger decided to bring Antique Days back after requests from area residents.


The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 along 2nd Street in downtown Perry.


Antique Days is being sponsored this year by Wenger Auction Service and the Perry Chamber of Commerce. Chamber Director Lynsi Pasutti said Wenger did a lot of the leg work in bringing the event back.


She is assisting him where needed, helping to file permits to close the streets and with advertising. Wenger helped gather the various antique dealers.


He said he has around 10 to 12 vendors coming on May 19 and 20.


Pasutti said this year is a building year for the Antique Days to bring it back as an annual event. Still, she said there will be plenty to come out and see from the various vendors on the street.


“It’s going to be a big antique weekend, vintage weekend overall,” she said. “With the Lincoln Hwy Junkathon, Vintage and Made Fair in Adel and then we’re kind of bridging the gap between those two, so hopefully people are out and about shopping.”


The Vintage and Made Fair will be held May 19 and 20 at the Dallas County Fairgrounds. The Lincoln Hwy Junkathon is set for May 18-20. The event features various shops and pop-up vendors in Boone, Ogden, Jefferson, Paton, Carroll and Perry.


This is the first year Perry made the map, with Wenger Auction Service and Mary Rose Collection as two of the stops. Pasutti hopes shoppers from the Vintage and Made Fair and the Lincoln Hwy Junkathon will make the jaunt to Perry to check out the Antique Days.


Wenger agreed and added that local residents should also make the trip downtown.


“Come check it out. There’s plenty for them to look at,” he said.