Village Event Center to host second local ‘Futral Artifact Show’ Aug. 10


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Opelika Observer

The second local “Futral Artifact Show,” previously known as the “Dothan Artifact Show,” will be held at Opelika’s Village Event Center Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Multiple venders selling Native American artifacts will be on hand at the event offering a wide range of items including arrowheads, bowls and spears, along with associated books and educational materials as well as Civil War relic, fossils and other historic pieces.
“I started hosting this show 17 years ago, and I’ve been going to artifact shows like this for 30 years. The last few years, we’ve had well over 1,000 folks that have come through because it’s a one-day show,” Futral said in a 2018 interview with the Observer.
There will be a flint-knapping demonstration during the event, showing Native Americans crafted tools, utensils or weapons from rocks ranging from chert and flint to obsidian and quartz. Refreshments will be provided and all guests are invited to participate in a raffle.
Organizers ask patrons with any questions during the event to seek individuals wearing “Futral Artifact Show” staff T-shirts for assistance. Admission is $2 per person and free for children 12 years old and under.
For more information, call 334-821-5823 or visit
The venue is located at 804 Columbus Parkway.


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