My first York experience was April 2019 and I had a great time. Here is a link to the thread of my impressions of the meet, if anyone else is thinking about going for their first time.
Just renewed my TCA membership a few minutes ago, and I plan on attending again this upcoming October. Last time I only went one day and didn't have the opportunity to meet and mingle with any of the forum members. Trying to figure out what activities are planned for this year and I may make it a two day event so that I can meet some of you.
I do find myself going through O-gauge 'withdrawl' as we moved into an apartment last month while waiting for our new home in southern Delaware to be built. I probably won't buy much as I have very few holes to fill in my collection, but want to soak up the atmosphere!
Jim, I strongly recommend that you include in your trip to York visits to the Choo Choo Barn (fabulous LHS with a great operating O Gauge layout), the Pennsylvania Railroad Train Museum, the TCA Museum, and the tourist steam train ride through Amish country. All of these things are in the York and Strasbourg area.
You may even get lucky like me and have the beautiful young Amish girls smile at you. Arnold