ORGANISERS of next month's Tasmanian Antique Fair are hoping for continued support from Australia's younger population, as they prepare for the event's 14th year.
Yesterday, event co-ordinator Robert Henley said he had noticed a trend of younger people at antique events, despite the shows being commonly perceived as a destination for older people.
"We've had renewed interest from younger people in the last couple of years," he said.
"They're not so much collectors, but a lot of them come to buy furniture and things for their own houses."
Mr Henley said he expected a lot of familiar faces at this year's three-day fair as well.
"We have about 5000 people come through the gates over the three days," he said.
"We get a lot of people who book holidays and accommodation around it."
Local exhibitor Graham Mulligan is one of the event's biggest contributors each year.
The long-time Launceston resident and business owner said he enjoyed finding new additions for his collection each year.
"I try and find some new stuff and hunt up ones that I haven't had at the exhibition before," Mr Mulligan said.
"Steadily I've seen more younger people become invested in it too.
"This year I've got a couple of new clocks."
This year's Tasmanian Antique Fair will run from June 7-9 at the Albert Hall.