Spring Carlisle Returns for its 42nd Offering in April of 2018
Massive Annual Swap Meet Kick-Starts the Carlisle, Pennsylvania Events’ Season
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
By April 19, 2018, the snow will be gone (hopefully), the temps will be warmer (also hopefully) and regardless of what Mother Nature offers, nearly 100,000 guests will trek to the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds for their annual spring automotive family reunion known as Spring Carlisle. Spring Carlisle itself is a five-day extravaganza that runs April 19-23 and offers guests from around the world a chance to buy, sell and trade all things automotive…and then some. Call it the world’s largest swap meet, flea market, automotive event, what have you, but regardless of title, Spring Carlisle is where all automotive eyes turn come April.
When the gates open at 7 a.m. at the mecca that is the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, the place comes to life, making the grounds Pennsylvania’s 5th largest city. This ranks just above Scranton (sorry Michael Scott). But what brings guests to central PA? Could it be the chocolate? The fine craftsmanship of the Pennsylvania Dutch? Civil War history? Rail trails? Or…could it be the century plus of automobilia that is available from fence line to fence line at Carlisle? The answer, of course, is the last of that list. Spring Carlisle is the backbone of the phrase: The Cars, the People, the Excitement!
Spring Carlisle is a three-headed monster of perfection and that’s what has people coming back every year since 1977. There’s a swap meet, a car corral AND a three-day collector car auction. The swap meet offers pieces and parts for sale, literature, memorabilia, collectibles and more. Plus there is a midway of vendors that are the best of the best within the automotive hobby. This person to person interaction opportunity is unmatched and simply can’t be duplicated by any online retailer.
Along with the swap meet, Spring Carlisle offers a car corral. Here, buyers and sellers work hand in hand to consummate a deal on a classic or collector car. Many of the rides are for sale by owner within the car corral are show ready and many of them will pop back up at a Carlisle car show over the course of the summer, many times with their new owner.
Speaking of buying classic and collector cars, Carlisle Auctions offers three-days of buying excitement. This auction, supported by Carlisle Auctions’ FREE UNLESS SOLD guarantee, hosts 500+ lots, all spanning automotive history. Much like the auctions seen on TV, Carlisle Auctions offers high caliber consignments with many selling for six-figures.
In all, Spring Carlisle has something for everyone and is an affordable day out with family and friends. Gate tickets start at $10 for adults, with kids 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online. Also online, there are links for details about Spring Carlisle, Carlisle Auctions and all the happenings throughout the 2018 Carlisle Events/Carlisle Auctions schedule.
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offerings and the Carlisle Expo Center is available to journalists by phone:
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