By Robert Lucke
Say depression glass is your thing. Or you need a new hunting rifle. Or you just like to look at custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. All this and much more can be seen this weekend at the fifth annual Antique and Gun Show held this year at the old JCPenney store in the Holiday Village Shopping Center.
The show, which will be doubled in size from last year, is co-produced by Marty Barger and Paul Nugent.
I think that the table numbers this year are doubled at least, Barger said. In addition to the antique and gun show, we are having a car and motorcycle show with it. We have changed locations and have so much more room all under one roof.
The auto portion is open to anyone wanting to display anything from trucks to tractors, any custom cars and bikes.
Hours for this years show are Friday, Aug. 27, 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. One admission of $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12 guarantees entry to any or all of the days the show runs.
There is always something new in antiques and guns show at the show.
We will have virtually everything in guns and in the antiques, it will be more curious and collectibles, Barger said. We get lots of glassware, silver, and its primarily small stuff and neat collectible items. Last year some fellow had military feed bags from a fort in south-eastern Montana. They went fast.
The antiques from year to year seem to change in the show.
I am not a real antique nut but it just amazes me what people buy and go out the door with, Barger said. I look at it and dont even know what it is. The gun portion of the show is more solid and sure, but the antiques change more every year. They are more faddish.
Even with the guns, the show gets bigger and bigger each year. Most of the gun dealers of the last four years will be there along with many new dealers and new buyers from all over the United States.
We have our four-year regulars and I have some new. There is a lady that called from Arizona coming and she took five tables and one out of North Dakota coming here too, Barger added. Yesterday a fellow called me from Virginia and said he was going on vacation to Yellowstone and is coming up here from Yellowstone for the show.
Antiques, cars, motorcycles, trucks and guns plenty of all at the mall this weekend starting on Friday.