My 80 year old dad, who has a 10" heavy South Bend and a Burke Millrite in his basement looks forward to it all year. We usually get there around 9:30 on Saturday morning.
I recommend a trip around the vendors that have all the assorted type stuff first, since the good stuff goes fast. If it's really good hunting there's a trip or 3 to the car to drop off things that are too heavy to carry around. Then a trip by all the vendors who have regular stock type stuff. Then it's lunch time, after which comes admiring all the projects on display. A last lap for missed bargains, and we leave mid afternoon to get back to the DC area in time for dinner.
It's a day well spent.
Is there going to be a meet up at a designated time and place? I for one would like to put faces to some of the names.
"Lay on ground-light fuse-get away"