Artifact collectors to gather Saturday



The last of three Hill Country Indian Artifact Shows scheduled for Fredericksburg this year will be held this weekend and will feature ancient artifacts from a variety of tribes.

The show runs from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

Consignments and appraisals are available.

As many as 70 tables will be set up by collectors from all over Texas to display historic artifacts for the benefit of buyers, sellers, traders or lookers interested in stopping by the pavilion that day.

“We cover such a wide variety of artifacts from Paleo Indian arrowheads and tools to historic artifacts featuring things like beaded clothing, bows and arrows, jewelry and much more,” said Rob Bartell, who specializes in collecting and selling Indian artifacts. “We also give away several hundred dollars in door prizes and have drawings throughout the entire show.” 

Admission is $6 for everyone 15 years of age and older, while children 14 and under will be admitted free of charge.

Free admission will also be provided for Gillespie County law enforcement officers.

Beverages, snacks and barbecue will be available to purchase from Buzzie’s Barbecue in Kerrville.

Additional shows are set for Jan. 26, March 30 and Oct. 26, 2019.

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