For the past ten years I have helped my Mother in Law at the Oronoco Gold Rush days. It is kind of a working vacation or a leg work out depending on how you look at it.
The Gold Rush Antique show has been happening for 42 years in that little town. I love to meet up with old friends, shop a little and did I mention the leg workout?
The roads in the town are built up, so the ditches can be a little steep. And the nearest port o potties are also on top of a hill near Mother in Law’s booth. Its a shopping workout!
But I also see items there that I would love to own if I could afford them and items that are just plain unusual.
Here is how the booth looks after we set it up each morning. This really is a WORKING vacation.
So if you want to visit two large antique shows in mid-August come on over the Gold Rush is in Oronoco and the Rochester Fairgrounds also has around 1,000 dealers. The shows are generally the third weekend in August. You can spend the whole weekend looking at vintage items.
More Oronoco information can be found here: http://www.goldrushmn.com/