There is a lot to take in this weekend in Gettysburg for avid antique collectors, flea market fanatics, and residents and visitors alike. It all starts tomorrow, Sept. 26.
Come out for the Fall Outdoor Antique Show happening at Lincoln Square. The event, which begins as early as 7 a.m., will feature more than 120 antique dealers and collectors vending in an array of diverse items. Billed as a “buyers and sellers” paradise, some of the featured finds to be uncovered include: primitive cupboards, sideboards, benches, crocks, jugs, farm tables, old guns, wooden boxes, lamps, old linens, lace, coins, jewelry, pocket watches, pattern glass, dolls, art glass, Depression-era glass, ironstone, pocket knives, bottles, post cards, holiday collectibles, old toys, clocks, and so much more. Brand name items include, but are not limited to: Heisey, Haviland, Fostoria, Cambridge, R.S. Prussia, Rockwood, Limoges, Roseville, and also carnival glass.
The primary location for the Fall Outdoor Antique Show will be at Lincoln Square and radiating streets like Carlisle, Chambersburg, Baltimore, and York. The show is held semiannually, in rain or shine, with all proceeds going towards supporting the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. You can read more about the Outdoor Antique Show here.
Also taking place tomorrow at the Gettysburg Area Recreation Park will be a large onsite community yard sale. Be sure to stop by the park between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to check out the wide range of assorted goods on display. The Gettysburg Area Recreation Park is located at 545 Long Lane, Gettysburg. For more information, call 717-334-2028.
Locals and visitors alike can add even more fun to the day by stopping in at the Harvest Festival happening on the grounds of the Adams County Winery. This event, which is free and open for all to attend, will feature an abundance of autumn-oriented activities including retail vendors, games, grape stomping, and a home wine making contest. There will be food to purchase onsite and live music from Pale Barn Ghosts. Harvest Festival 2015 will take place between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Adams County Winery, located at 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna. For more information, visit the site link here.
There are plenty of other activities to pursue this weekend in Gettysburg. Other delights to check out include the Johnny Appleseed Birthday Celebration events happening at Hollabaugh Bros., Strawberry Hill’s Community Day events, and ongoing living history encampments, demonstrations, and other events around town. You can check out a scheduled listing of upcoming events this weekend here.