Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hospice of Lancaster County’s 26th Annual Labor Day Auction

There are plenty of rooms available at all of the inns at for the 26th Annual Labor Day auction benefiting Hospice of Lancaster County.  Stay with us for the whole weekend and take part in one of the biggest fund raisers in the county.

“Going once, going twice, SOLD!” The 26th Annual Labor Day Auction, presented by Turkey Hill Dairy, will feature elaborate quilts, handcrafted Amish furniture, more than 150 pieces of framed local artwork, sports and celebrity memorabilia, vacation packages, home and garden accessories, plants, gift certificates, crafts and delicious Amish-prepared food. This year’s event will be held Saturday, Sept. 4, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 6, 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., at the Lampeter Fairgrounds, Route 741 and Lampeter Road.

The Hospice of Lancaster County Labor Day Auction is one of Pennsylvania’s premier benefit sales; in 2009 it generated $356,000 to support individuals and families coping with end of life and loss. Thousands of items will be sold simultaneously in multiple arenas both days. This auction is rare for blending an “English” event with one where the best Pennsylvania Dutch food is prepared on-site by the Lancaster County Amish community.

On Saturday, Sept. 4, gift certificates and a variety of merchandise will be featured in the live auction area. Saturday’s events will include a used item auction, as well as even more new items. On Monday, Sept. 6, simultaneous auctions will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Featured items include a private food tour of Philadelphia’s historic Italian Market, a personal landscaping consultation Stauffer's at Kissel Hill's The Garden Guy, a beach vacation and more. The annual sports memorabilia auction will feature nearly 200 pieces of valuable sports history, including items signed by Joe Paterno, Mean Joe Green, Mike Schmidt, Magic Johnson and Joe DiMaggio.

Friday, June 4, 2010

June Antique Extravaganza

It’s that time again! Time for what you may ask? It’s time to search for treasures amongst the large collection of antiques at the Summer Antiques Extravaganza in Adamstown, PA. During the weekend of June 24-27, 2010 join thousands of shoppers in the excitement of finding the perfect antique to take home. Many of the dealers have special collections that they save specifically for the extravaganza weekends. There will be more than 400 dealers at Stoudt’s Black Angus on Saturday and Sunday. The outside dealers are open as early as 5 am through noon while the inside dealers stay open from 7:30-4pm only on Sunday.

Located throughout various stores and markets in Adamstown, you will be amazed at the wide selection of collectibles available. Some of the antiques include: fine furniture, paintings, jewelry, glassware, military memorabilia, toys, coins, and quilts. Smaller galleries are open on Thursday and Friday which will get your feet wet and spark your excitement for Stoudt’s on Saturday and Sunday.
Since there are so many places to visit and treasures to discover, there’s no doubt that you will need a comfortable place to relax at night to refresh you for the next day of antiquing. The Lancaster County Bed & Breakfast Association has 14 B & B's to choose from. You can relax in a jacuzzi tub or enjoy the beautiful flowers in the gardens and porches. Each one serves a  scrumptious breakfast in the morning,that will excite your taste buds and give you the energy to visit all the antique dealers. If you want to make this a family event or travel with a group of friends there are even some Inns that have a vacation homes or cottages that will fit your needs. You will not be disappointed with the friendly service and the atmosphere of each inn, so call us today to book your stay!

If you’ve been to an extravaganza weekend before then you know that you won’t want to miss the excited crowds and all the new rarities that will discover. If you’ve never experienced an extravaganza weekend, then come out to visit as the Antiques Capital are anxiously awaiting your arrival!

Adamstown Inns & Cottages