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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hillsville Gun Show a Success Again

It's a part of the Labor Day weekend every year. Hundreds of thousands of people stroll along the streets of Hillsville, enjoying good deals, friendly conversation, and the aroma of the many food vendors present at the show.

The tiny town located in Carroll County in southwest Virginia has played host to the Gun Show and Flea Market for over forty years - since 1967, when some local men set out to host a small gun show that would attract the community. With the sponsorship of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1115, that first show was an immediate success.

The Virginia Tech Collegiate Times reports that in recent years, the VFW and the town have expected more than 500,000 visitors.

"There was a lot to do," said Smoot. "It was very scenic." The VFW Gun Show and Flea Market is a unique experience that highlights the culture of Southwest Virginia in an enjoyable, enticing way. Spending Labor Day among friendly vendors and delicious food is an experience that should not be missed.
As Ted Nugent says. "You can't do this in France."

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