Pre-1960 vintage cars get freebie at Fall Gold Rush Sept. 20-21

Townsend Promotions proudly presents the Fall Gold Rush at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds in Rochester, Minn., located at the Hwy 63 South and 16th Street SE intersection.

New to the fall show this year is the offering of free parking to anyone who arrives in a pre-1960 vintage car. Car clubs that would like to make Gold Rush part of their trip destination and wishing to come in as a group are welcome.

Gold Rush is an indoor/outdoor antique market with dealers from across the country displaying a wide array of antiques and collectibles in nine building, as well as outside. The show covers 52 acres of the fairgrounds.

Better than the Internet … see it, touch it, talk about it.  There is something for everyone at this show – whether collectors, antique dealers, history buffs, nostalgia seekers or someone who simply enjoys attending shows. The outstanding selection of antiques and collectibles will pique the interest of the most discriminating shopper as well as the new collector. The selection will include china, porcelain, pottery, glassware, Victorian glass, clocks, coins, jewelry, Americana, linens, textiles, vintage clothing, quilts, militaria, advertising memorabilia, political, sporting and brewery memorabilia, tools, fishing lures, post cards, autographs, oriental rugs, paper, books, lamps, reference bookseller and much, much more.

Gold Rush is one of the nation’s largest shows and is one of the best shopping markets for all antique wants and needs. It’s a unique event, user friendly and easy to get around the grounds. There is so much to see that it almost requires two full days to appreciate all it has to offer. There will be food concession booths serving up favorite foods.

Come and seek a bit of nostalgia, hunt for antique treasures as well as enjoy a great fall day. Hours are: building and outside open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. The event is free to the public with unlimited parking at $4.

For show information, contact Townsend Promotions, Inc 641-832-2700 or 507-269-1473 or visit