To meet growing demand, the second annual Prince Albert Antiques, Collectibles and Weapons Show will be moved to the Great Hall of the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre.
Last year, the annual event had more than 400 visitors every day, and this year the organizers expect even more.
“With the new location and without the COVID restrictions, we’re hoping to have 1,000 to 1,500 people a day,” said organizer Cathy Appelgren. “We have 22 vendors coming from all over the province with all kinds of antiques, collectibles, firearms and ammunition. There will be something for everyone, a little bit of everything.”
Appelgren said visitors can find just about any firearm and ammunition they can find. There will also be an oil and gas collection, some old pressed steel and tin wind-up toys, and whatever else the vendors have on display. Different items will be on display every day.
“It seems like we’re combining antiques with the gun show,” Appelgren said. “Most ancient people are hunters and fishermen, and vice versa, so they fit together very well.”
Appelgren said the idea to host the event came after he held his own collectibles and antiques show with friends. The event grew in popularity until it eventually spread to the entire community.
Last year’s gun show was the first in the city after 26 years.
“It’s exciting to see something like this come back to Prince Albert,” Appelgren said.
The two-day show starts on Saturday, October 22nd from 9am to 6pm and continues on Sunday from 9am to 3pm. The show costs $3 per day. Parking is free and concessions are available on site.