Fairgrounds fired-up for Tri-State Gun Show


From staff reports



Firearms and gun-related memorabilia will be on display Saturday and Sunday at the Allen County Fairgrounds.

Firearms and gun-related memorabilia will be on display Saturday and Sunday at the Allen County Fairgrounds.


Photo courtesy of Tri-State Gun Show website

LIMA — Tri-State Gun Collectors, Inc. will host the next Tri-State Gun Show from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Allen County Fairgrounds.

Members are welcome as early as 8 a.m. What’s more, Santa will be in attendance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, so children are encouraged to attend.

Tickets cost $6 per adult, while admission is free for children younger than 18.

The fairgrounds are located at 2750 Harding Highway in Lima. Vendors setting up on Friday must enter the fairgrounds via Bowman Road, according to the event’s website, tristategunshow.org.

The event showcases more than 400 tables of antique and modern guns, equipment for sportsmen and edged weapons.

Tri-State Gun Collectors Inc. hosts a show the first full weekend from October to May.

For more information, call Manetta Obringer at 419-647-0067.

Other events around the region include:

Christmas Tree Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima.

Free admission but donations accepted.

New Frontiers - Journey Tribute concert: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Old City Prime Upper Lounge, 215 S. Main St. in Lima.

Admission $15. Call 419-227-4763 or visit oldcityprime.com/live-entertainment.

A Christmas Carol Dinner Theater: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crossroads Church of God, 775 S. Thayer Road in Lima.

Tickets $15 per adult and $10 per child.

On Friday:

Delphos Kiwanis Hometown Christmas: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Main Street in downtown Delphos.

Admission is free. Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Cookie Exchange: 7 p.m. Friday at Victory Center Church of God, 13488 Cemetery Road in Wapakoneta.

Delphos Holiday Farmers Market: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Fourth & Main streets in Delphos.

Admission is free and all items are local.

Comedy/DJ: 8 p.m. Your Place, 232 N. Main St. in Glandorf.

On Saturday:

Holiday Fest Christmas Carol Singalong: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Theatre Lima at 122 W. North St.

$5 donations are welcome and benefit The Friends of the Ohio Theatre.

Downtown Lima Holiday Fest: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 144 S. Main St. in downtown Lima.

Free activities. Breakfast with Santa takes place at 318 Restaurant and Bar.

Children’s Hometown Holiday Race Car Party: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at American Chevrolet Buick GMC, 901 Dixie Highway in Wapakoneta.

Christmas Tree Festival: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, through Thursday, Dec. 30 at Putnam County District LIbrary, 136 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa. The library is closed Fridays.

On Sunday:

GloryWay in Concert: 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at Cridersville Church of the Nazarene, 500 S. Dixie Highway #25A.

Blue Christmas Service: 4 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave. in Bluffton.

Children’s Hometown Holiday Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon at Wapakoneta Knights of Columbus #1272, 614 N. Dixie Highway in Wapakoneta.

Santa will be there with gifts and prizes. Admission is free.

Rockshow Karaoke DJ Sunday Funday: 6 p.m. at Paddy Mac’s Irish Pub, 772 N. West St. in Lima.

Roots Kids Ministry Christmas Story & Sing-Along: 11 a.m. at Shawnee United Methodist Church, 2600 Zurmehly Road in Lima.

For children who want to participate, contact Miss Lisa at lisa@shawneeum.church or 614-746-9465.

Holiday Collage Concert: 2:30 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University, 1 University Drive, Bluffton.

Contact Tricia Bell at bellt@bluffton.edu or 419-358-3285.

Firearms and gun-related memorabilia will be on display Saturday and Sunday at the Allen County Fairgrounds.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/12/web1_Gun-Show.jpgFirearms and gun-related memorabilia will be on display Saturday and Sunday at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Photo courtesy of Tri-State Gun Show website

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