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Antiques Extravaganza, Adamstown, PA
Roll into this Lancaster County borough any weekend, and you could occupy yourself with at least a full day of browsing antiques in all manner of settings: an old stone barn, a former hat factory, an open field. But during three extravaganza weekends a year, the whole town seems to spill out on the streets, maxing out the merchandise and staying open late to accommodate the influx. For in situ inspiration, shoppers need look no further than the dozen or so period-perfect B&Bs in converted 18th-century homes that dot Pennsylvania Dutch Country in all directions.
Tip: Double up with a detour to the simultaneous extravaganza in Kutztown, PA, 28 miles away, hosted by Renninger’s Antiques & Farmer’s Market (which has locations in both towns).
Antiquescapital.com; upcoming events Sept 26–30, 2012, and in April, June, and Sept 2013 (check website for dates). Hours and admission vary.