Lone Tree Gun Show, In Its 29th Year, Still Fills Up The Space At The Richland County Event Center
August 21, 2019 | View PDF
"128 tables, full every year," says Leanne Pelvit, co-manager of the Lone Tree Gun Show. This year the show was held August 16 through 18. Leanne Pelvit and Brenda Larson have been managing this event year after year and they still love it. Leanne and Brenda trade off between working and cooking at concessions and working the entrance. "The venders come regularly enough that they become family," Leanne offers.
One such couple, Sandy and Midge Seyfert, has been coming to this gun show since the beginning 29 years ago. "It's a hobby," says Sandy. "My favorite part though is meeting and talking with so many people each time." Sandy agrees with Leanne, the other venders and event goers, who come every year, become close like family. Midge Seyfert is an avid knife collector, though he had a few guns laid out at their booth. He says that his personal collection is over 200 strong. "I keep the unique ones for my personal collection though, not to sell," Midge smirks.
The 128 tables held modern hand guns, long guns and a good variety of classic, older models as well, knives and a variety of scopes, ammunition, jewelry, and food accommodations. The raffle this year was a Savage M110 Creedmore with a Vortex Scope. The Lone Tree Gun Show is attended by people of all backgrounds, families and an even split of women looking for a guy buy. "People can come here for the love of hunting, shooting, collections or fashion and always good conversations and stories," says one bystander.