For decades, thousands of visitors have flocked to Somerset County each August in search of unique collectibles and hidden treasures. This year proves to be no different as the 45th Annual Somerset Antique Show, on tap for Saturday, Aug. 8 on the streets of Uptown Somerset, offers something for everyone.
This popular event, open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of August, annually draws more than 100 antique vendors from three states displaying everything from furniture, sports memorabilia, jewelry and quilts to glassware, books, paintings, toys, coins and more. An estimated 5,000 people attend the street fair each year.
In addition to the antiques on display, the event also includes an Antique & Classic Car Show from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Somerset Trust Co. parking lot along West Main Street as well as various food and drink vendors set up throughout the fair.
While perusing the antiques along the streets of historic Somerset, visitors also have the opportunity to stop in at local eateries, coffee houses and shops, each one unique and quirky in its own way. Somerset and the surrounding region boast a number of antique stores that are also a draw for antique enthusiasts, and other area attractions - resorts, outdoor recreation opportunities, wineries, the Flight 93 National Memorial, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Steelers Training Camp and more - could easily entice visitors to spend an extended weekend in America's County® and the Laurel Highlands.
Admission to the Somerset Antique Show is free to the public and free parking is available in the Somerset County parking garage on East Catherine Street. The event is held rain or shine and those attending are asked to please leave their pets at home. Vendor spaces for antique dealers are still available.
For more information on the 45th Annual Somerset Antique Show, contact the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce at (814) 445-6431 or visit www.somersetpa.net. For more information on the antique and classic car show, contact Somerset Trust Co. at (814) 443-9200.
Somerset is located in the Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania, one hour east of Pittsburgh at exit 110 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. From the Turnpike, make a right onto North Center Avenue (Pa. Route 601) and follow the signs for the Antique Show. From U.S. 219, take the Pittsburgh/Harrisburg exit and make a left onto North Center Avenue (Pa. Route 601) and follow the signs.