Antiques, collectibles and firearms fair moves to larger facility
To meet growing demand, the second annual Prince Albert Antiques, Collectibles and Firearms Show will be relocated to the main hall of the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre.
The annual event attracted more than 400 visitors each day last year, and organizers expect even more this year.
“With the new location and no COVID restrictions, we hope to have 1,000 to 1,500 people each day,” said organizer Cathy Appelgren. “We have 22 vendors who come from all over the province with all kinds of antiques, collectibles, firearms and ammunition. There will be something for everyone, a bit of everything. »
Appelgren said visitors can expect to find just about any type of firearm they’re looking for and the ammunition that goes with it. There will also be oil and gas collectibles, old stamped steel and tin wind-up toys, and whatever the vendors bring to show. Each day, different objects will be exhibited.
“Combining the antiques with the gun show just seems fitting,” Appelgren said. “A lot of antique dealers are also hunters and fishers and vice versa, so it goes really well together.”
Appelgren said the idea to hold the event came after he organized his own private exhibit of collectibles and antiques with friends. The event grew in popularity until it finally became community-based.
Last year’s gun show was the city’s first in 26 years.
“It’s exciting to see something like this coming back to Prince Albert,” Appelgren said.
The two-day show begins Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and runs Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the show is $3 per day. Parking is free and there will be a concession on site.