355 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, United States
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Antique Car Show and Swap Meet
The Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet takes place each year during the 1st full week in October. The Hershey Region began hosting the show in 1955 and this year will be their 50th anniversary. We started going in about 1963 after I made contact with another 1932 Plymouth owner at a local swap meet. We went in 1964 on our way to moving to California, and we went again in 1969 and 1971. It is one of the largest antique automobile shows and flea markets in the United States. In 2005, the dates are October 5th to the 8th.
It consists of over 9,000 flea market spaces, over 1,000 car corral spaces, and approximately 1,500 show cars. Sometimes we bring our car (they used to have the cars display in and around the stadium), and sometimes we just go to the swap meet. It takes me more than 2 days just to walk past all the vendors. Now they have the swap meet segregated into red, white, blue, and chocolate sections.
Next to Hershey Park is a modest museum that teaches a lot about Milton Hershey, the culture he came from, and the times in which he lived. There are not only exhibits about the past, but also cooking demonstrations using Hershey products. One of the most unusual is the Apostolic Clock. Every hour, it has an impressive display of miniature figures that appear and go around in a circle. It's a scaled-down version of some of the elaborate European clocks. There are also exhibits on the American Indians, for whom Hershey had great respect.
Try out more rides!
Be sure NOT to get on a ride that spins after you eat...or else! This is the type of ride I avoid. I have learned through experience that I cannot ride these...before or after I eat. The grandkids have iron clad stomachs--lucky for them!
One last look back
The rains returned late in the afternoon and were very heavy. So I took one last look back before leaving. It was kind of sad to see the ferris wheel almost empty with all the clouds around it. The park was starting to empty. People were tired of getting wet. Time to leave.
Chocolate Town USA
Although, Hershey is famous for the chocolate candies, the main industry of this small town, we were here to see the Christmas lights the town is known to have during this holiday season. We have always wanted to spend Christmas down on the farm and this was our year for doing that. Not a relative but this family made us feel like we were a part of the yearly celebration. This page is mainly about the wonderful Frank and Carolyn Troxell family who ownes the "Inn at Westwynd Farm" bed and breakfast. It was perfect with snow on the ground and the house decorated with several trees and all kinds of holiday ornaments. Holiday music played in the morning to get us all in the spirit of Christmas as breakfast was served on special Santa dishes filled with cookies and cakes along with several courses to follow. Carolyn was very good at getting us all to join in conversation that lasted most of the morning.
This is a horse farm with 30 horses waiting patiently for someone to come to give them one of the many carrots in the red stocking hanging from their stall door on Christmas Day.
This Bed and Breakfast has donkeys, goats, alpacas and 2 young rescued yellow labs. I always try to find animal people to spend time with in case I just want to talk to them and not chatty people.
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Address: 355 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, United States