Military items of all manner will be on display and for sale this weekend in downtown Leavenworth.
The fourth annual Overlooked Militaria Collectors Show is slated for 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the gymnasium at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St.
More than 50 vendors will be working at approximately 110 tables full of all things military.
“There will be some high-rollers there,” said Jason Claire, promoter of the event. “That’s pretty much what they do for a living.”
Vendors will showcase military items such as helmets, uniforms, weapons, souvenirs and much more.
“There’s always hidden gems at these shows,” Claire said.
Claire said the items come from all periods of military history.
“I’ve seen stuff from the Crusades show up in some of these shows,” he said.
Claire said most of the items come from the Vietnam War era and before.
“Typically, stuff from the World War II period is hot,” Claire said.
Claire said the prices for the items vary.
“There will be some bargaining over the prices for sure,” he said.
Vendors will begin setting up early Friday morning. The vendors will shop other vendors before the doors open to the public.
“The vendors shop too,” Claire said.
He said attendees are welcome to ask vendors questions about the items they have on display.
“It’s like getting a history lesson,” he said. “It’s like a living history museum. The vendors are very receptive to questions and they like to educate people.”
Admission is $5 for adults. Children 12-under will be admitted free.
Approximately 300 people attended last year’s show. Claire expects that many or more this year.
A concession stand will be available at the show.