Sauder Village displaying antique cars

Staff report

More than 100 antique automobiles will be on display at Sauder Village in Archbold on Saturday, May 20, for the 8th Annual Antique Car Gathering.

Antique car collectors from throughout the Midwest are planning to display their antique automobiles. Guests will have a chance to ride in and even drive an antique car – making this car show extra special.

“The cars on display at Sauder Village will be from a much earlier time period than some car shows, since we require every car to be older than 1942,” said Kim Krieger, media relations. “Some cars will even date back to the early 1900s – making this show quite unique.”

From a 1917 Model T Roaster Pick-up and a 1929 Model A Woody Station Wagon to a 1926 Reo, a 1937 Buick Century Coupe, and a 1931 Model A Ford, there will be a wide variety of unique automobiles on display again this year. Throughout the day, guests will be able to look at the cars and visit with car owners. Many exhibitors plan to give demonstrations and will be available to answer questions about these unique vehicles.

Throughout the afternoon, guests will have an opportunity to take a ride in an antique car. There will be a special drawing for one adult to win a chance to actually drive a car. Activities will take place throughout the day, weather permitting, and some are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to the display of antique cars, guests can plan time to experience the past in the historic village. Visitors can learn about the daily lives of the Native Americans in the award-winning Natives and Newcomers area and visit places like the Witmer-Roth home and Holdeman Church at Pioneer Settlement. The Grime Homestead is a fun place to experience life in the 1920s, and from the gallery exhibits in the Museum Building guests can learn about founder Erie Sauder, agriculture in Ohio, and the Great Black Swamp.

Guests with young children are encouraged to stop by Little Pioneers Homestead to gather eggs and “milk” the fiberglass cow, and take a ride on the “Erie Express” or the horse and buggy.

For more information, call 800-590-9755 or visit

Staff report