This is a pretty good sized show that they have in Eugene OR at the Lane Center each year.
There are 300+ tables with about half hand made knives and half collectible knives.
I try to go each year. If you go to the show you will see me along the back wall.
Eugene is a college town with some fun restaurants and kind of an artsy atmosphere.
I usually stay an extra day so we can wonder around the shops down town.
This is the official show info that I copied from the OKCA web site.
Dates -- April 12 - 13, 2014
Times -- Saturday 8 am - 5 pm - Sunday 9 am - 3 pm
Admission - General admission $6.00/day
Members only day on Friday April 11
Free demonstrations - Saturday
360 Tables - 8' X 30"
On display and for sale:
Knives, Swords, Razors, Cutlery, Blades, Tools, Bayonets, Scissors, Hat pins, Pocket knives, Kitchen knives, Old knives, New knives, Custom knives, Straight knives, Stone knives, Knife Making supplies and anything that goes "cut."
Mix -- 50% collectible to 50% handmade
OKCA Membership for 2013 was 1,200 members
4000 people attended our 2013 April Show
DIRECTIONS TO LANE EVENTS CENTER
From 1-5 take exit 194B. Stay on I-105 West until the end (it crosses over the Willamette River and curves to the left). I-105 ends at 7th and Jefferson. Proceed straight ahead on Jefferson to 13th (stay in the right hand lanes to avoid being forced to turn on 11th). Drive through the intersection at 13th & Jefferson, and you have now entered the Lane County Events Center and Fair Grounds property:
796 W 13th Ave., Eugene, OR 97402