Bottoms Up Barware Show this week in Lancaster features dozens of events

Bottoms Up Barware Show this week in Lancaster features dozens of events

LANCASTER — Are you ready to turn back the clock for a new experience this week?

Fairfield County is home to the nation’s first show celebrating mid-century bar culture from the 1950s and 1960s. Gay Fad Studios has partnered with Visit Fairfield County to host the Bottoms Up Barware Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This three-day event takes place across six blocks of Downtown Lancaster (Columbus – High & Chestnut – Mulberry) with 50 events, 30 classes, 35 downtown businesses, 10 presentations, DACO Fashion Gala, Great Race Car Show, MCM Home Tour and a Mid Century Vendor Show held at the Masonic Lodge on S. High St.

Fueled by the revival of Gay Fad Studios and growing interest in mid-century barware, this event offers a true experience from Ohio’s Glass Town, according to the website.

According to the brochure, free shuttle transportation by Fun Bus runs on a predetermined route on Fridays and Saturdays.

Planned events include:

  • VIP Vendor Show Preview and Cocktail Party, Friday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge #57, 224 S. High St., for a fee of $50.
  • Mid-Century Barware Vendor Show from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday at Masonic Lodge #57, 224 S. High St., with tickets $7 to $12.
  • The DACO Fashion Gala Saturday 6-8 p.m. at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E. Main St. Tickers are $125 for general and $175 for VIP.
  • Cocktail Party and Glass Demonstration with Jonathan Capps, Saturday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Ohio Glass Museum. Tickets cost $60.
  • Home Tour and Cocktail Party from 6pm to 9pm Sunday at 1401 George Road NE for $60 per ticket.

Here are some of the upcoming events at local businesses:

  • Food trucks, brunch, beer: Double Edge Brewing Co., 156 W. Chestnut Street from noon to 11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Celebrate an Anchor Hocking Fire King themed weekend with a new beer release, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Tiki takeover with Polynesian cuisine: O’Huids Gaelic Pub, 167 W. Main St., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This weekend, O’Huids will undergo a transformation from Irish pub to a lively Tiki Var thanks to Shipwrek Shirley’s.
  • Mid-century modern-inspired drinks: L-City Coffee+, 123 N. Broad St., 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
  • Mid-century cocktails and desserts: Provisions Bakery & Deli, 135 W. Main St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Mocktails and Made-from-Scratch Menu: Triple P’s, 117 S. Columbus St., Friday 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Kalua pork and old-fashioned cocktails: Bob’s Backyard Barbecue, 157 W. Main Street, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Comfort Foods & Retro Rum: JB’s Downtown Grill, 111 N. Columbus St., Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is just a selection of the many events on the programme. For more information see:

  • Event landing page:
  • Event schedule and tickets are live: