By Morgan Bryce
The fall version of the “Auburn-Opelika Gun and Hunting Show” will be held at Opelika’s Village Event Center Oct. 6 and 7.
Coordinated by the East Alabama Gun and Hunting Show group, the show will feature a wide array of accessories, equipment and gear for area gun enthusiasts and hunters alike, according to event organizer Sawyer Jones.
“I’ve always loved guns and gun shows, and it is very fulfilling to bring this to the community,” Jones said.
The inaugural two-day event in April featured 185 tables in the 25,000 sq. ft. venue and drew more than 3,000 visitors.
Jones said he hopes to build on that number in October, which will feature even more vendors and local businesses including Opelika’s Firing Pin LLC and Southern Survival as well as Flat Iron Arms of Smiths Station.
“There’s a lot of diversity in what will be for sale at the show … you can get hunting-related or surplus clothing, hunting supplies like duck calls and more. We’re all about providing access and opportunities for events like this to people in the Auburn-Opelika area,” Jones said.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. The cost is $10 for children 10 years or older and $5 for children nine years and under as well as active military and law enforcement personnel. For more information, visit the East Alabama Gun and Show Facebook page.
Show hours for Saturday are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The VEC is located at 804 Columbus Parkway.