CARLISLE, PA – Carlisle Events is excited to return to Allentown for 33rd offering Auto Mania, Pennsylvania’s largest indoor and heated automotive flea market for three days, January 15-17.
Auto Mania takes place within a singular building and adjacent parking lot of the Farmers Market complex and thousands of enthusiasts travel from regional towns and cities to buy, sell, and trade anything automotive and more. The over 200 vending spaces indoors and out make an otherwise cold weekend in Lehigh County an automotive hot spot. In addition to an all-automotive sales floor, attendees have an opportunity to snag a collector car via the car corral. This forum allows for owner and seller to deal directly with one another in a no pressure, no haggle environment.
Cars are for sale as noted within the car corral and outdoor swap area, but there can be a few within the inside vending spaces too. Auto Mania isn’t a car show, rather it’s a parts buying buffet of nearly everything imaginable for all makes, models, brands and more. The laid-back nature of Auto Mania affords deals that just can’t happen online or by way of social media. Given the all-weather nature of Auto Mania, vendors sign up to bring the car or parts knowing as much. The thrill of the hunt is a big draw too, between the variety of cars, parts, vintage advertising, merchandise, collectibles, and practical items available, there really is something for everyone.
At its peak, Auto Mania continues the tradition of selling out its vending space allotments and will once again offer items suited for any type of restoration project. Back in 2022, Auto Mania will also have wine tasting from local vintner; Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery. Boyd’s, from Lansdale, Pennsylvania, has been recognized in Napa Valley wine circles for its unique Jalapeno Wine. It and others will be available for “of age” attendees.
Finally, the best part of the show is the ease and convenience of finding it. The Allentown Fairgrounds are less than two hours from New York City, Philadelphia and Scranton with major roads like I-78, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 22 all nearby. In addition, because of its location on the fairgrounds property, ample FREE parking is available.
Don’t just sit around waiting for springtime and car show season, beat the winter blues with Auto Mania and experience a mix of food vendors, plus those selling car and automotive themed items. There’s even a neighboring Farmer’s Market on Friday for day 1 attendees. The doors open at 12 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Complete details can be found at www.CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855. Spectator tickets are just $10 (kids 12 and under are free) and must be purchased at the door during the event. In addition, interested vendors who wish to be part of the event should connect with Carlisle Events via the aforementioned phone number.
Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and Carlisle Expo Center (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA) and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes five automotive flea markets of varying size, multiple auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, imports, tuners and performance sport compacts. 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.
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