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Antique Car Gathering May 18 at Sauder Village

by Kim Krieger | May 08, 2019

Antique car collectors from throughout the Midwest will be gathering at Sauder Village antiquecar1  400x400on Saturday, May 18 to showcase their vintage automobiles.  More than 100 antique cars are already registered for this special event – offering a unique view of the automobiles of days gone by. Guests will have a chance to ride in an antique car, visit farm animals, try hands-on activities and watch unique demonstrations – making the 10th annual Antique Car Gathering at Sauder Village extra special again this year!

Sauder Village offers a unique backdrop for collectors to share their vintage cars with others. Again this year car enthusiasts are coming from throughout Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to display their antique automobiles in the historic village featuring more than 40 historic homes, shops and community buildings.

“The cars on display at Sauder Village will be from a much earlier time period than some car shows since we require every car to be older than 1942,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Relations. “Some cars will even date back to the early 1900s – making this show quite unique!”

From a Ford Model A, Willys Overland and Falcon Knight to a Hudson Super Six, Crosley Liberty Sedan and a Maxwell AB . . . there will be a wide variety of unique automobiles on display again this year. Throughout the day guests will be able to look at the cars and visit with car owners. Many exhibitors plan to give demonstrations and will be available to answer questions about these unique vehicles. Throughout the afternoon, guests will even have an opportunity to take a ride in an antique car. Activities will take place throughout the day, weather permitting, and some are available on a first come, first served basis.

In addition to the display of antique cars, guests will certainly want to plan time to experience the past in the Historic Village. Visitors can learn about the daily lives of the Native Americans in the award-winning Natives and Newcomers area and visit places like the Witmer-Roth home and Holdeman Church at Pioneer Settlement. The Grime Homestead is a fun place to experience life in the 1920s. Guests will also enjoy visiting some of the new buildings now open at the 1920s Main Street including the Barbershop, Elmira Depot, District 16 School and Doctor’s Office. Other fun activities planned throughout the day include milking the goat and cow, feeding the pigs, and more!

Historic Sauder Village is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and each Sunday afternoon from noon-4:00 p.m. The Historic Village is closed on Mondays, except holidays. Admission is $18.00 for adults and $12.00 for students ages 6-16. Children 5 and under are always free with family and Sauder Village members receive free admission to the Historic Village for an entire year. And again this year, children 16 and under are free every Sunday this season!

For more information about the Antique Car Gathering or other events planned for the 2019 season at Sauder Village, call 800-590-9755, visit www.saudervillage.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Plan to experience automobiles of days gone by on Saturday, May 18 at Sauder Village.