Over 50 Vendors to Participate at 2009 Gene Autry Days

KENTON, Ohio – This year’s Gene Autry Days has over 50 vendors of cap guns, old toys and collectibles participating during the two-day event.  Scheduled for June 27 and 28 in the Community Building at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Kenton, Ohio, Gene Autry Days is now in its 16th year and is considered one of the premier shows for antique toys and Western collectibles.
 
Two of the vendors, Bob Bailey and Joe Krock, have been part of Gene Autry Days for many years.  Bailey has a large collection of Autry repeating cap pistols that were manufactured by the Kenton Hardware Company, and Krock is an avid collector of Autry cap pistols as well as Western collectibles.  Both vendors will have multiple tables filled with their items at this year’s event.
 
Another vendor is Howard and Martha Cherry from Cambridge, Ohio. The Cherrys have collected Roy Roger memorabilia almost 20 years, plus help coordinate the Hopalong Cassidy Festival.  Howard states “The people at Gene Autry Days are great and the entertainment is awesome.  It’s a treat to come to the event and show off our items and sell them.”
 
Gene Autry Days also includes continuous entertainment and western Look-a-Like contests.  The Ohio State Championship Fast Draw Match and Hardin County Joy Riders 4-H Club will also be hosting events at the Hardin County Fairgrounds that same weekend, and homemade food as well as Amish-made pie will be available.
 
Admission to Gene Autry Days is just $5 per person, with children 12 and under admitted free.  There is also no charge for parking.  

For more information about the vendors or Gene Autry Days events, contact the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance at 419-673-4131 alliance@hardinohio.org.

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