Annual Antique Sporting
and Collectible Show Celebrating 11th Year Anniversary
This popular Feb show is now
well established in Oshkosh WI since 2001 now in its 11th year. Every
year there has been growth in general public attendance and dealer participation. At this time this years’
show looks like it will exceed 350 tables and 125 dealers. The Oshkosh Sunnyview Expo Center proved to
be an ideal site for the event. The modern facility is spacious, bright and clean. It
is an easy drive from all of the major cities from Chicago, Minneapolis, and Green Bay with easy access off of Highway
41. There are acres of lighted and free parking. Show dates and times remain consistent
year after year. Oshkosh is always the 1st weekend in February (Sat 9-4, Sun 9-2).
The first weekend in February is a prime date for the show. It is a sure cure for “Cabin Fever”
which hits just about then and its right after football season ends, Super Bowl weekend begins!
there is more merchandise suitable for the novice collector to investment grade pieces for the advanced collectors.
There are many items that the general public brings in to have appraised or sell. There are an amazing
number and types of items that will be bought and sold including decoys, fishing and hunting antiques, traps, Indian artifacts,
wildlife mounts, early advertising, baseball and football memorabilia, military items, carvings, wildlife art, archery, outdoor
books and literature, knives, golf items and more! Too many items to mention here. View the pages of photos from past
year's event, hundreds of patrons, dealers, showing their items here.
Due to the quantity of merchandise, Friday
is dealer setup day at Sunnyview. Some of the dealers with larger inventory can drive right into the building
for unloading. Friday is also an opportunity for a lot of networking among dealers who will be too busy
during show hours. We have attracted dealers from neighboring states due to success of the show and
the low cost of lodging and fine restaurants in close proximity to the show. Each year there will be new
promotions. Last year free Sunday morning breakfast at the Expo Center for all participating dealers and
door prizes for the general public were appreciated by all and will be continued again this year. Dealer
fees will remain low and the general public admission will be only $5. Children under 16 will be admitted
free to encourage young people to start collecting themselves. Sunday "Ladies Day" Free Admission for Women.
Many exciting items past year from the unique early fishing, advertising signs to bear traps, and much more.
Feel free to ask questions, see our website current and past show photos. Advertising weekly
in the Auction Action News Paper and website http://auctionactionnews.com/ (and in major sports magazines)
Important: For additional information Show call promoter Dennis