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Cameron's Antiques Fair
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR..
CAMERON NC'S SEMI ANNUAL
ANTIQUES STREET FAIR IS COMING UP SATURDAY, MAY 1.
9 AM - 5 PM RAIN OR SHINE... THIS IS A FREE EVENT.
ALL ANTIQUE SHOPS + 250 DEALERS OUTSIDE.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE... PARKING BY CHURCHES AND LOCAL CIVIC GROUPS.
SPECIAL NOTE TO DEALERS-  THIS TIME YOU MAY SET UP AS EARLY AS 8 AM ON FRIDAY, AND , EXCEPT FOR FOOD VENDORS, YOU MAY SELL STARTING AT NOON ON FRIDAY !
(some antique dealer space available)
 
 
910-245-3055, 910-245-3020,
910 245 1231


 

Cameron's Antiques Street Fair
 
GO TO THE CAMERON ANTIQUES STREET FAIR, SATURDAY, MAY 1.  9- 5 RAIN OR SHINE.

 
(910) 245-3055 AND (910) 245-3020.  
antiquesofcameron.com 

 

 

Twice a year this quaint village town opens itself to an estimated 15,000 antique shoppers within the half mile stretch of town.  That's when 300 + antique dealers from in and out of North Carolina flock to Cameron for the one day Antique Fair.  Dealers set up in yard after yard with anything from furniture to jewelry and cast iron items to textiles and glassware to kitchen collectibles.


 

There is a variety of food available as well.  Homemade biscuits and other breakfast goodies for the morning to the usual lunch favorites in the afternoon.  There are plenty of sweets for the sweet tooth as well.  With 13 permanent antique shops to visit, your sure to have a fun filled day.  The fair is always the first Saturday in the months of May and October from 9 am to 5 pm, rain for shine.  For additional fair information and booth rental call (910) 245-3055 or visit www.antiquesofcameron.com.

 

 

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History of Cameron



Born of a plank road and a railroad and spurred on by the turpentine and dewberry industries, Cameron, North Carolina, prospered in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Fayetteville plank road arrived in the area in the 1850’s, and with the arrival of the railroad in 1875, a town was planned and built by people taking advantage of the opportunities the railroad offered.


Cameron was the end of the run for the Raleigh and Augusta Railroad. Entrepreneurs settled here and made a substantial living in various businesses, notably turpentine distilleries, the mercantile and hotel trades, and especially dewberry farming and consignment. The dewberry business became so successful that for many years Cameron was considered the dewberry capital of the world. Surrounded by the farmland of Moore County, the planned town developed along the main thoroughfare, Carthage Street, radiating from the railroad around which its major activities centered.

 

Along Carthage Street, Cameron’s railroad men, merchants, and farmers built a compact community consisting of one and two story frame and brick houses, stores, and churches displaying elements of the styles popular in the era of 1875 to 1925. Though the trains no longer stop in the town and dewberries are not grown on a large scale anymore, Cameron still retains its turn of the century character and its feeling of a modest, isolated, concentrated village.

  
Cameron Presbyterian Church 1879
Formed by members of Union and Buffalo Presbyterian Churches, this church was also associated with the education of Cameron’s children through Daniel McIntyre’s Classical School. The town cemetery is located behind the church. The church is still active with regular Sunday Services.

Cameron Methodist Church 1886
Built by Duncan and Allen Campbell. It is noted for its New England style architecture and its little-altered interior. The church is still active with regular Sunday Services.




Old Cameron Jail
- Built in the 1880's and used until the early 1920's.  This building was recently restored. 

   

 

 

www.antiquesofcameron.com

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