A popular Healdsburg event
is headed back to the Plaza.
The Antiques Fair, which was moved to the site of the farmer's market earlier this year, will be held on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Plaza.
The event returns to the location where it existed for more than 20 years and where organizers say it was meant to be held.
The Fair was moved to the Plaza last year because it was run as a for-profit event.
The city reversed its decision when the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society took over the event.
Antique Fair co-chair Rawleigh Field told Patch that the city had no choice but to move the event amid a flurry of requests from those seeking use of the Plaza for events for everything from weddings to beer festivals.
As a non-profit entity run by an all-volunteer staff that enjoys a special relationship with local residents, the city reversed course, she said.
"It's a prestigious event," Field said. "It brings thousands of people to Healdsburg."
The event will feature about 70 or so booths but none selling food or beverages, which Field said will benefit local businesses.
Proceeds from the event will benefit efforts to preserve collectible items stored by the museum, Field said.