Stop by our Veterans Corner and sit down and talk with other veterans – it’s a great opportunity to swap stories and experiences!

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR September 29th AND 30th, 2018 SHOW

  • DON’T MISS: On display inside a fully reconditioned 1945 Willis MB Jeep. Patton said “It was the vehicle that won WWII”
  • Advance Guard Militaria. It is our pleasure to have Advance Guard at our Show which is rated as one of the finest, most comprehensive Militaria collectible companies in the nation.  They have very special items from all periods and from many countries.
  • King and Country Miniature Militaria. King and Country is the premier dealer in hand-made military miniatures for virtually all periods in all wars.  These hand-made hand painted miniatures are all beautifully done, authentic, and are for sale and display at our Show.
  • China Burma India Display, Buffalo Soldiers Display, German Imperial Insignia Display, Restored WWII 1945 Jeep belonging to the Commander of the 83rd Division.
  • 1860 – 1870 Buffalo Soldier Display
  • Imperial German Medal Display
  • WWII Weapon Display
  • Display by Minnesota Military Museum at Fort Ripley

We are always looking for collections or specific items that you may have to display at our show.  Please contact me at Joe (612) 801-4673 or my email at

We will allow no loaded firearms, no live ammunition, no black powder or explosives, and all weapons must be checked upon entry to our show by our security. We reserve the right to check all bags, containers and purses at the entrance to ensure that no prohibited firearms or prohibited material are brought into the Show by members of the public.

Any firearm brought into our show or purchased at the Show must be cased.  If you do not have a case, a case may be purchased at Minnesota Weapons for $2.00 in the adjoining building.  

All firearm laws are enforced by the Dealers in our facility.

Any sword, knife or other sharp weaponry must be cased to be brought into the facility.  If you have any questions, please ask at the door.

Show Dates & Location

8AM – 5PM Sat, September 29th, 9AM-2PM Sun, September 30th 2018 – Minnesota State Fairgrounds – Wonders of Technology Building

Time Left To Show

Show Venue & Contact Info

Military Show Map

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Reserve a Table

MSP Military Show Contract


Dealers Only & Show Rules


Acceptance Form & Receipt

Suite 119, Woodbury, MN 55125-3392

Minneapolis – St Paul Military Relic and Collectors Show is the sole operator of the military relic and antique show at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in April and October of each year. 


Welcome to our Military Antique and Weapons Collectors Show and we hope the dealers have a good show.  In cooperation in helping us to achieve this, we ask that you observe the following rules:


  1. After you unload, please park as far away from the building as you can on Friday, Saturday and Sunday so as to allow the public to come and purchase items from you. Parking is at a premium and, therefore, please observe this rule.
  2. All firearms that are brought on the Fairgrounds must be cased and tied with bolt open to show clear of any ammunition. No clips may be in the weapons, unless the bolt is open.  Therefore, if you have friends or if you are transporting a firearm out of the building, please observe this rule.  The police will enforce it if they observe you without a case.
  3. There is no live ammunition, black powder or any type of explosive or flammable device allowed on the premises of the show.
  4. No unsheathed blade, sword, or other sharp object shall be displayed without some form of protection from the public, either in taping the blade or putting the blade behind an obstacle such as plastic and a sign should be attached indicating the blade is not to be picked up without the consent of the table holder. We don=t want anyone to get hurt by picking up a blade that is not sheathed so we want you to have some control over the object.
  5. You will obey all applicable State and Federal laws in the sale of any and all firearms. You agree further not to bring into the leased premises any weapons that are banned by State or Federal law, no explosives of any kind or nature or any item that may be deemed dangerous to anyone in the leased premises.  (The Management of the leased premises has the sole discretion of what is deemed a Adangerous item@). If Management deems the item(s) dangerous, you will immediately remove the item(s) from the premises.  If you fail to do so, you will be immediately removed from the leased premises and any rents you have paid will be forfeited.
  6. All firearms on display within the hall must have their bolts open and their triggers secured. Please check your weapons to make sure there is no live ammunition within that weapon when it is brought into the hall and that the live ammunition stays in your vehicle or at home.  Please report any safety violation to the management.
  7. The hall is open to the public on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dealers may enter the building 1 hour before the scheduled opening on each day.
  8. You must wear your badge at all times to exit and enter the show and as an additional security precaution so we may determine that you are a dealer.
  9. You are totally responsible for the security of your table area and any losses thereof and any item that you brought into the premises. We would ask you to watch your belongings carefully and if you leave your table and when you close, please cover your table. Please report any security violation to the management. You are solely responsible for all belongings at your table and/or area.
  10. The State of Minnesota, Department of Revenue, requires each participant in the show to either have a Minnesota Sales Tax Number or to have filled out a form indicating why he does not need a Minnesota Sales Tax Number.
  11. Management reserves the sole right and discretion to approve all items for display. If in the opinion of the management an item is illegal, unsafe or otherwise not within the context of the theme of the show, immediate removal of the item will be necessary. If any and all of the rules are not followed, management has the right to ask that person to leave and if they refuse to ask the legal authorities to assist them in that person’s removal.
  12. There is no smoking in the leased premises.
  13. Any conduct that the Management deems to be offensive to other lessors or customers shall be immediately ceased upon notice or Management has the right to remove the lessee from the leased premises and the rent will be forfeited.
  14. Management reserves the right to solely determine what may be objectionable or offensive material, displays, items, and management will ask table holder to remove those items from the rented space. If they refuse to remove the requested items, Management reserves the right to cancel the table and ask the tenant to leave without refund of their rent.


This show is a production of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Military Relic & Collectors Show LLC


I AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE ABOVE RULES:             _______________________________________________

Tenant                                                               Date


Dealers, the Show opens up for set-up on Friday between 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. before the weekend of the Show.  The check-in door is at the rear of the building and we will have a table set up to check in each dealer and give out dealer pins.  As part of the check-in procedure, you will need to pay all table and space rents, sign the contract, and provide us with an executed Minnesota Department of Revenue Operator Certificate of Compliance if you do not already have one on file.  We will advise you in advance if you already have a Certificate of Compliance on file.

The rear door and east side door is used for unloading and the front door and west doors cannot be used for that.

At the end of the Show, all doors may be used for breaking down and loading.

2018 Tax Info & Form


I have enclosed the Minnesota Department of Revenue Operator’s Certificate, which is required to be filled out and provided to us before you enter the Show.  It does not have to be done each Show and this form is kept in our records and is not sent to the State of Minnesota.  In 36 years of operating the Show, we have had one sales tax audit.  The State requires us to have an Operator’s Certificate signed by you or a sales tax number in our possession for each Show.    We do not send them to the State.

Please fill out the form.  If in the form you are required to have a state tax identification number (because in some instances you are not required), please obtain that number before coming to the Show.  You can call the State Department of Revenue at (651) 282-5225 or you can go to their website at  If you have any questions, I cannot give you any information on how to fill out the form, please contact the State.

Minnesota Department of Revenue Operator’s Certificate

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