Valentine’s Day is coming up fast…

Valentine’s day is a very special day for romantic couples, friends, families, and us! We opened our doors on February 14, 2013 and we have enjoyed the knowledge and cheerful company of our customers and vendors ever since. Come on in to find a special gift for your loved ones and be sure to wish us a happy 3rd birthday as we near our special day!


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

A Heartfelt Thank You to all our Customers and Colleagues for making 2015 another Great Year! We wish you a very Happy and Safe Holiday! Please take a moment to review our Holiday Hours posted below, and don’t forget to check out our Facebook Page where we post new pictures and information daily!

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve: 10-3
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Eve: 10-3
New Years Day: Closed



Don’t miss the annual Lights on the River Festival in Owego!

Owego has a great variety of events that keep the fun coming year-round.  One of our favorites is tomorrow’s Lights on the River.  The holiday-themed festival will feature ice sculptures, art demonstrations, live music, live reindeer (woohoo), and more!  Fireworks will be kicking off at 8pm.

Where: Downtown Owego streets & businesses

When: Friday December 4, 2015, 4pm to 9pm.

Early Owego will be open until 8pm with holiday tunes and cheer!  If you’re still looking for a perfect Christmas gift, we’re sure to have something for you.  See you then!


Updated Holiday Hours for 2015

Tuesday is normally the only day of the week Early Owego is closed.  However, to benefit our holiday shoppers we will be open for the following Tuesdays:

Dec. 1, 8, 15, & 22

We will also be open on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) until 3pm.  We will also be open on New Year’s Eve until 3pm.  We will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  Our vendors have been stocking the shelves with a variety of new items, so make us a part of your holiday shopping list this coming month!

Check out our new virtual tour

Many thanks to Small Town 360 for setting up our virtual tour!  Now you can explore our entire first floor using Google street view:



Traveling Rte I86 this summer? Why not stop and take a break in Owego, exit 64, you will be amazed at all we have to offer! Antique shops, gift shops, clothing boutiques, as well as many fine restaurants and coffee shops. Don’t forget to visit us at Early Owego Antique Center, a multi-dealer shop with 95 dealers under one roof and 2 floors of shopping. We are located at 43-45 Lake St (the old J.J. Newberry’s building) in the heart of Owego’s Historic Marketplace!



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.


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