Antiquing seems to be the main highlight in Gettysburg this Saturday with the semi-annual Outdoor Gettysburg Antique Show. From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., over 120 antique dealers and collectors will be setting up in Lincoln Square and all along Carlisle, Chambersburg, Baltimore and York Streets for a massive one-day event for buyers and sellers. Come on out and see all the high-quality antiques, collectibles and other finds ranging from primitive cupboards, benches, lace, linens, dolls, knives, bottles, coins, jewelry, crocks, jugs, vintage postcards, historic glass, nostalgic toys, clocks and much, much more. Brand name pieces to be featured include Haviland, Heisey, Fostoria, Roseville, Limoges, Rockwood, R.S. Prussia, Cambridge and several others. Carnival glass will also be featured. To be held, rain or shine, proceeds from the event will go towards supporting community activities for the Gettysburg Retail Merchants Association.
The Outdoor Gettysburg Antique Show will also coincide with the weekly Saturday Farmer’s Markets. Held from 7 a.m. to noon between April and October, the weekly Gettysburg Farmer’s Markets are held in Lincoln Square and feature local fresh farm finds from area farmers and bakers. Stop on in for fresh produce, plants and flowers, baked goods and homemade goodness in all varieties.
In conjunction with all the goings on around town, the Gettysburg Garden Club will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on the corner of Baltimore and High Streets from 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The sale will feature a wide array of perennials, herbs, gardening gifts and more.
In addition to the Outdoor Gettysburg Antique Show, Rebel’s Roost Antique Store, on York, is also having an antiquing event. Stop on over between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for Rebel’s Roost’s Antique & Vintage Outdoor Market. A first of its kind for the 2014 year, Rebel’s Roost will be hosting an all-out dealer’s market laden with antiques and vintage items to purchase for a price of gigantic savings. The Rebel’s Roost store will also be operating during its normal hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature sales and other deals inside during these hours.
There will be plenty of other exciting activities going around town to satisfy your Saturday in Gettysburg. Perhaps you may even want to take some time out for a tea break with Mamie Eisenhower. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation and the Eisenhower National Historic Park, Mamie Remembers Gettysburg is a dramatic program that features a day of 1950s culture as presented by the former first lady between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mamie Eisenhower portrayer, Ruthmary Mcllhenny, will present a formal tea event from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. Programs spanning a half hour duration, where Mamie talks about her memories, will be presented twice a day, at 10:45 a.m. and again at 2:15 p.m. These talks will follow with a Fashion Show on 1950s clothing at 11:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. As this is a popular event with limited seating, reservations made in advance are highly encouraged and may be arranged by calling the Gettysburg Foundation at 877-874-2478.
What ever your plans may be for Saturday, Gettysburg has a way to keep you satisfied.