Gold Rush event celebrates 50 years this weekend

(ABC 6 News) – This weekend, you can experience a slice of Americana with one of the largest vintage events in the midwest.

Gold Rush, one of the top antique destinations in the nation is celebrating its 50th year at Graham Arena in Rochester.

Organizers say they expect 30 to 60-thousand people to come through with 12-hundred vendors selling everything from vintage furniture to baseball cards.

"There’s a bunch or really good reasons, number one it’s very historical if you like history. And number two is that if your a collector, you have to come to this event because its one of the top events in the United States," said President of Townsend shows, Richard Townsend.

The fun goes from 8 a-m to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p-m.