Fresh off a record setting 2022 car show season in Carlisle, Carlisle Events is back at it with its opening event of 2023, the 34th offering of Auto Mania at the Allentown Fairgrounds. Auto Mania takes place Jan. 20-22 and is Pennsylvania’s largest indoor heated swap meet. The weekend is so popular that it annually sells out all available vending spaces in and around the 59,000-square-foot facility that is Ag Hall.
Auto Mania offers two halls loaded with car parts, collectibles, signage, antiques, and even some practical items for sale. In addition to packing in the aisles indoors, guests can meander outdoors for even more shopping options. Best of all, select vendors, indoors and out, just may have a classic or collector car for sale, too.
Automotive items aren’t all that’s available, as Cardinal Hollow Winery returns for tastings of its award-winning products for those age 21 and older. In addition to the tastes from Cardinal Hollow, the neighboring Allentown Fairgrounds Famer’s Market offers a sensory tour of “Flavor Town” by way of a top-notch menu of food, snacks, and drinks. The market is open on Friday and Saturday and is less than 100 yards from Ag Hall’s front door.
Situated conveniently off many of eastern Pennsylvania’s major roadways, Auto Mania sells out annually from a vendor standpoint. Committed buyers and sellers travel from far and wide to be part of the fun while also getting out of the house in the midst of winter. It doesn’t matter if guests are in the midst of a restoration project or looking to get going on something new in 2023, there’s no better way to get the new year up and running than with Auto Mania. From rare to common, unique to exotic, the event has it all.
Vendor spaces are still available for both events, plus admission/shopper tickets are available online and in advance of each event at a discount. Gates open at noon on Jan. 20 for Auto Mania and at 9 a.m. Jan. 21-22. Parking is free, kids age 12 and under are free, and complete details about the event can be found online at CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855.
Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle Pennsylvania Fairgrounds (Carlisle, Pa.), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, Pa.), and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, Fla.). The season schedule includes four automotive flea markets of varying size, four auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Chryslers, Corvettes, Fords, GMs, trucks, and imports. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available at www.CarlisleEvents.com or www.CarlisleAuctions.com.