The Antiques & Collectibles Faire is back in downtown Pleasanton today.
Opening at 8 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m., the fair will include up to 400 dealers selling antiques and collectibles only.
Betsy and Jerry Goldman, producers of the Alameda Point Antique and Collectible Faire for the past 11 years, said all items at the Pleasanton event will be 20 years or older.
"This is the place to shop for vintage, retro and antiques featuring home furnishings, decorations, clothing, furniture-primitive- thru mid-century styles, jewelry, paintings, books, collectibles and much more," Goldman said.
Event organizers said that besides the antique dealers filling up Main Street, downtown restaurants and some stores also are looking for crowds during the Memorial Day weekend event.
An added feature: Free appraisals will be offered by Steve Yvaska, noted appraiser and journalist, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. He will be located near the information booth on the corner of Main and Division streets. There's a limit three items per person for appraisal.
"This is one of the finest outdoor street fair in Northern California," Goldman said.
The event has been held in Pleasanton for 15 years. There's no admission fee.