There are many types of antique shows. There are the very fine vetted shows like the Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show, there are the “regular” antique shows, flea markets, and the ever popular Junk Stock type shows. I approach all of them the same way.
Antique Shows can be so overwhelming if you have never been before. There is the crush of people and all that eye candy, or not. How do you navigate? Sometimes a good strategy is to start at the end and work your way forward. The crush of people will be less, and you will have a bit more quiet time.