Archbold, OH – More than 100 antique automobiles will be on display at Sauder Village on Saturday, May 21 for the 7th Annual Antique Car Gathering. Antique car collectors from throughout the Midwest are planning to display their antique automobiles at Ohio’s largest living-history village for guests of all ages to see! Guests will also have a chance to ride in and even drive an antique – making this car show 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 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 1906 Cadillac Model M Surrey and a 1916 Reo MG Touring to a 1928 Rolls Royce and a 1942 Willys WWII Jeep . . . 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 have an opportunity to take a ride in an antique car and there will be a special drawing for one adult to win a chance to actually drive a 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 newly-renovated Grime Homestead is a fun place to experience life in the 1920s and the new gallery exhibits in the Museum Building are a great place to learn about founder Erie Sauder and agriculture in Ohio. Guests with young children are encouraged to stop by Little Pioneers Homestead to gather eggs and “milk” the fiberglass cow and everyone should plan to take a ride on the “Erie Express” or the horse and buggy.
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 $16.00 for adults and $10.00 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 2016 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 21 at Sauder Village.