Loleta Volunteer Fire Department to host annual antique show

Heather Nyberg-Schlotzhauer

Beacon Correspondent

The community of Loleta is preparing for their annual antique show, held since 1971. The event will take place Oct. 11-Oct. 13 at the Loleta Fire Hall. The show is hosted by the Loleta Volunteer Fire Department and is their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Friday, Oct. 11 will host guests from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with $3 fee for admission. If you come on Friday you will have admission for the whole weekend. Saturday, Oct. 12 will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with Sunday wrapping up the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 will also provide the opportunity to enjoy a deep pit barbecue for $12 from 1 p.m. until it sells out.

"This is a crucial fundraiser for our Department and helps to fill the needs that are not covered by other funding," LVFD Chief Ken Nielsen said. "The district covers equipment, maintenance, and safety gear and so we use this for uncovered equipment needs and supplies for community outreach."

The show will host vendors from all over California who secure their spot in this high-demand event a year ahead of time. You will find jewelry, glassware, antique signs, and much more at this three-day event -- one of the largest antique shows in northern California.

LVFD raises around $9,000 at this event through admission and booth space fees. There will also be a Flea Market in November that still has booth space available. For more information about the market, contact Missy Moody at 733-1930.

To inquire about the show or the LVFD, contact Chief Ken Nielsen at 733-5443.