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Car shows and events drive visitation to HHR in late summer and fall.

Published: Aug 2, 2014

Following big Mecum Auction debut for the HHR in July, the area's tourism industry prepares for popular car shows and events that help to drive visitation to the region in late summer & fall. See just a sampling of the events for the car culture enthusiast.

Car events drive visitation to HHR in late summer & fall.

Harrisburg, PA – Following a highly successful Mecum Auction debut in July at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in the Hershey Harrisburg Region (HHR), the area’s tourism industry is preparing for more car shows and annual events that help to drive visitation in late summer and fall. The following list of events hosted by the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) in Hershey is just a sampling of what the region has to offer the car culture enthusiasts.

Blue-Gray Oldsmobile Club Car Show  
August 10, 2014    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM 
Calling all Buick, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac owners and fans!  A special day of classic cars and fun that you do not want to miss. Registration is from 10 am to 12 noon and cost is $18 per vehicle. 

Tall Cedars 26th Anniversary MDA Car Show
August 17, 2014    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Support the fight against M.D. and enjoy your favorite cars at the AACA Museum! Sponsored by the Special Interest Auto Unit Tall Cedars of Lebanon Harrisburg Forest #43, AACA Museum and WHP 580 Talk Radio.

Corvair Club Car Show 
September 13

Matchbox Diecast Car Show 
September 21     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
A Matchbox Toy show will again be held in Hershey!  The Diecast Toy Exchange is sponsoring this Matchbox Toy show here at the AACA Museum on Sunday, September 21st from 9AM - 4 PM.  Admission to the Museum on this day will be just $5.00 per person for ages 4 and older, with children 3 and under FREE.This is a great chance for you to enjoy some miniature cars and full size cars on the same day at a terrific price!
AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet in Hershey 
October 8-11
The Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet takes place each year during the 1st full week in October.  The Hershey Region began hosting the show in 1955 and has done so each year since then.  

The meet is located in beautiful Hershey, PA on the grounds and parking lots surrounding Hersheypark and The Giant Center.  Hershey is considered one of the largest antique automobile shows and flea markets in the United States. 

It consists of over 9,000 flea market spaces, over 1,000 car corral spaces, and approximately 1,500 show cars.  Each year the show attracts visitors from all over the United States and many countries throughout the world.  Some of the most unusual cars and parts can be found at Hershey.  If you love antique cars, Hershey is the place to be. Free Admission to all areas of Flea Market, Car Corral, and Car Show. For more information about Meet Week please visit the AACA Hershey Region website or contact the Hershey Region by phone at 717-566-7720.

RM Hershey Auction 
October 9 & 10
Veteran, brass and full classic automobiles are perennial favorites at the RM Hershey auction. Held in conjunction with the AACA Eastern Fall Meet, the Hershey week brings together collectors and hobbyists from far and wide, resulting in the largest swap meet in the United States. The RM Hershey auction always garners strong support from the collector car community, shown in the high sell-through rate consistently achieved at the sale. Consignments close mid- to late-August; please contact one of our knowledgeable car specialists to consign by clicking here or by calling 519-352-4575. 

Trunk or Treat 
October 25     12:00 - 3:00 PM
Gather up your miniature ghosts and goblins and head over to the AACA Museum in Hershey for a bit of Halloween fun!    All visitors 12 and under will be eligible to participate in the AACA Museum's "Trunk or Treat" program included with Museum admission. We will offer a special $5 admission price for everyone on October 25th.

The first stop will be craft tables where participants will decorate their own Treat bags using various car and Halloween stamps, stickers, markers and more.  Once they've personalized their own treat bag, the hunt will begin to locate a variety of "trunk or treat" spots within the main and lower levels of the Museum. Treats will be given to each child 12 and under at each of these treat locations throughout the Museum.

Autos & Ales 
November 7  6:00 - 10:00 PM

Craft brewed beers to sample from more than 28 brewers, two live bands, cooking demonstrations with Appalachian Brewing Company, brewing demonstrations, a return of the favorite wings contest and much more!  Last year sold out, so don't wait to get your tickets - just $40 in advance.

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Author: Rick Dunlap

Public Relations Director
Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301 A, Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Cell: 717.884.3328

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