Spring is around the corner and so is the Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show. I try to go to the show each year. This has to be the best place for a Toy Soldier show with all the history your’e surrounded by. Besides the show and Battlefield, the town of Gettysburg is a really nice place to visit too. This would be a nice weekend to come and stay at Gettysburg. Take a walk around the town, Steinwehr avenue is a good place to start. Plenty of antiques stores and historical related shops to visit. Destination map of Gettysburg. Some of the shops sell Toy Soldiers too.
One of those shops is the Gettysburg Miniature Soldier Toy Soldier Shop that is owned by John Zawaba. It is a nice place to visit for both plastic and metal figures. One of the last brick and mortar shops around.
Now back to the show. Last year the show was great, you can read more by reading my review here Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show 2017 Review. The show has both plastic toy soldiers, painted metal miniatures, historical items, hand crafted diorama pieces, books and other toys. Besides all the toys, it’s a great place to talk to fellow collectors and dealers.
The show is on Sunday, April 29th, 2018. Show hours are 10am to 3pm. Located at the Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center, 2634 Emmittsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 334-8121. Aspire Grand Ball Room. There is plenty of parking, the hotel is outside the town. Admission is $7.00, Children under 12, Free with an Adult.
The show is promoted again by John Stengel Jr and co-promoted by Carl Hoegermeyer. They do a wonderful job at the show. Maybe we will see some new figures from John this year. You never know what he is bringing.