owego strawberry festival

The 35th Annual Owego Strawberry Festival is fast approaching! Beginning at 5 PM on Friday, June 19th. Saturday, June 20th 9 AM – 5 PM, stop in to see us at Early Owego to pick up your brochure of Festivity times and activities. Be sure to join us for the big event!



Memorial Day, May 25th

imageWhat better way to celebrate Memorial Day, than to take a walk back through time. We will be open all day from 10-6, so you can take your time browsing our two floors of  Antiques and Collectibles. Enjoy the offerings of 95 separate dealers all under one roof, many are having Memorial Day Sales! Located at 43-45 Lake St in the heart of the Historical Marketplace in beautiful downtown Owego, we are right off  Rte 17 at exit 64.

Brick Pond; a Bit of Early Owego History


Very seldom does one find such a quiet place as Brick Pond Wetland Preserve. The pond comprises 30 acres of open water surrounded by emergent plants and a wet woods. A trail, including a pontoon bridge, leads visitors around the pond. An active beaver colony is easily visible from the trails. The Pond is known as one of the best birding sites in New York State, due to its tremendous warbler population in the spring and fall. Numerous other songbird and waterfowl species are also easily observed at this site.

The wetland, of which the Brick Pond is the deeper western end, was left when the nearby Susquehanna River changed course. During the last century until the 1880’s, excavation of blue-gray clay by the Hollenbeck family was used for brickmaking. The kiln was located at the Owego village end of the present pond. When local demand for brick diminished, the kiln ceased operation and local children reclaimed the pond as an ice skating spot.

Thirty acres of the western end of this wetland, the old brickyard area, were bought by Mr. Peter B. Ellis of Owego, to preserve this section as a wildlife sanctuary for the enjoyment of wildlife and people. In 1977, Mr. Ellis donated 24 acres to Waterman Conservation Education Center and in July 1985 donated the remaining 6 acres to the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club. The Boys and Girls club has since donated their acreage to Waterman Center.


Closed for Easter

Happy Easter! The Early Owego Antique Center will be closed Sunday, April 5th, 2015 as we celebrate with our family and friends.
We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, April 6th.

Happy Spring Everyone!
Happy Easter

Happy Valentines Day! It’s our 2nd Anniversary!

We opened our doors for business on February 14, 2013 and Thanks to all of you, we are still here! Here’s hoping our 3rd year is as good as the first two!

Happy New Year!

We would like to Thank everyone for a Great 2014 and wish you all a Happy New Year in 2015! We will be open from 10-3 on New Year’s Eve, and will be Closed on New Years Day.



Small Business Saturday is November 29th


Recognizing Our Greatest Asset – Our Vendor Partners:

Cornelia and I often receive compliments and praises for the store, but really, it is our wonderful dealer partners who make their spaces shine. It takes a lot of work to keep a booth looking fresh, offering new merchandise, with descriptive tags and realistic pricing. So, we tip our hat to those who find, identify, buy, clean and promote the fabulous array of goods you will find at the Early Owego Antique Center!image

Owego’s Annual Holiday Showcase

Be sure to join us for Owego’s annual “Holiday Showcase” this Saturday, Nov. 8th, Festivities begin at 10 am, Santa arrives at 11 am by Horse and Carriage. Musicians and street entertainers throughout the Village until 4. At Early Owego, we will be hosting live Holiday music and light jazz featuring Jim Meckley on Saxophone and Adrian Skarvinko on Piano. Many of our sister stores will also feature entertainment and refreshments. Visit www.owegolovesshoppers.com for all the details!image

Meet the Owners

Meet Jim and Cornelia Mead, owners of Early Owego Antiques Center located in the old Newberry’s building on the corner of Main and Lake Sts. in beautiful downtown Owego. A large antique co-op with 2 floors of antiques, over 21,000 sq. ft and 90+ dealers! We have been open for a year and a half and have attracted customers from as far away as Tennessee and Texas! Stop in and check us out, we are open daily from 10-6, Fridays until 8pm, and closed on Tuesdays.


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