Carlisle, PA – Carlisle Events and its throngs of automotive enthusiasts are getting together one last time in central PA in 2023; this time for the Fall Carlisle Collector Car Flea Market and Corral. Fall Carlisle, as it’s otherwise known, takes place September 27-October 1 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and is the perfect opportunity for guests to buy, sell, and trade all things automotive. There are 8,100 vending spaces filled with millions of items for sale. It’s the thrill of the hunt and it’s the last chance to buy before the cooler temps of fall and winter set it.
Not only are there thousands of vending spaces but there are 90,000+ guests slated to visit Carlisle. The event itself makes Carlisle (including the fairgrounds), the 5th largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. Hidden gems are always found too, plus rare, unique, and random items add to the mystique of Carlisle and the flea market footprint. Items for sale include original or aftermarket restoration parts to support in-progress projects as well as collectibles for the garage, basement, or man cave, toys, literature, and even memorabilia. Why else do folks flock to Carlisle? How about a massive car corral where classics are for sale by owner or for Anymotive Vending, a type of vending that showcases and sells motorized items that are non-automotive in nature?
Further, along with the vendors who bring cars and parts to sell, Fall Carlisle features a massive Manufactures Midway that includes some of the biggest brand names within the hobby. Confirmed to date for the midway are the AACA Museum, Adams Premium Car Care Products, Advantage Lifts, Airweld, Inc., American Collectors Insurance, AMSOIL, and more. A complete list of midway partners is available on page 44 of the event guide. The guide is digital and online at CarlisleEvents.com and handed out free in person to guests of Fall Carlisle.
Other display features include the AACA Car Club with a stage display of classic and collector cars and Anymotive Vending, featuring items that have a motor but aren’t cars. This includes motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and more. Plus join Carlisle Auctions for a two-day classic and collector car auction. Fall Carlisle 2023 is also the 50th offering of the event that started it all for the Miller families in 1974. As such, there will be a mix of forward-facing recognitions and some private events too. Guests can expect to see banners, flags, and signage recognizing 50 Years of Carlisle Events, plus have the option to purchase pins and shirts within the Carlisle store. A photo slide show is planned for the food court TVs, while Bill Miller and Lance Miller will meet with vendors, including a handful of charter vendors from the year one/Post-War ’74 event.
The auction runs September 28-29 at the neighboring Carlisle Expo Center. Powering the fun is Carlisle Auction’s recent trend of top-dollar, rare/unique Corvettes. Fresh off the sale of a ‘53 at the Spring Auction, Carlisle Auctions now boasts a ’54, ’55, and even a unique ’70. In addition, there’s an all-truck hour on Friday, September 29 at 4 p.m. During this date and time, only trucks will cross the block. The trucks and aforementioned Corvettes are just some of the 400+ consignments planned. Cars run the gambit of automotive history and there is something for everyone.
Finally, visit with Carlisle Area Lions Club team members and donate to support their Lions International Disaster Relief Efforts. Team members will be positioned near Gates 1, 3, and 5 accepting donations. There are multiple ways to be involved with Fall Carlisle and all of them start by calling 717-243-7855. With that number, or via CarlisleEvents.com and the all-new CarlisleAuctions.com, enthusiasts can register as a bidder for the auction or consign a car, snag a swap meet space to sell, or pick up a car corral spot. Carlisle Events is also offering its 2024 season pass for the first time at Fall Carlisle. For just $89.99, the pass is good for all of 2024, plus bonus access to Fall Carlisle 2023. Passes are for sale at all entry gates and Vendor Services too. There is only one last show of the year and this is it. Everyone is encouraged to get involved today!
Carlisle Events, celebrating 50 years in 2024, is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA), and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes automotive flea markets of varying sizes, multiple auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, imports, tuners, and performance sport compacts. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available at www.CarlisleEvents.com or www.CarlisleAuctions.com.
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