This is something I have always wanted to attend, especially because of the great reviews posted on this board.
My biggest question is this: Will I have access to the tastiest morsels if I can't get to the Antic until 4ish? And, if so, what can't be missed?
From my experience, things will definitely be winding down by then, and probably some places will be emptied out. But if you can, don't miss the fab grilled fresh sardines sold by La Mancha (the spanish restaurant near Henry St, on the N. side of the street) or the Baptist church ladies' sweet-potato pies, over near 3rd Ave. Enjoy!