Outdoorsmen and sportsmen of all kinds, dust off your gun rack and gas up your pickup because our yearly pavilion party is almost here. The Syria Shrine Sportsman’s Bash returns once again to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion, 1877 Shriners Way Cheswick, PA 15024 this June 22nd, 2019 from 12pm-5pm.
FOR TICKETS: Click here or contact Kenneth Stuart (412) 716-3159 - Make Checks payable to: “Syria Shriners”
Guns & Fun
Sponsored by the straight shooters of the Syria Gun Club, this 'Saturday Afternoon Special' is one of the Syria Shriner’s most popular annual fundraising events. There’ll be plenty of fun and guns again this year under the pavilion.
Celebrate with the Shriners
The crowd will be buzzing with excitement as each number is read. Food, Beer and Refreshments are included. Bring your appetites as well!
Ticket Donation Pre-sale: $30.00 / At Gate: $35.00. Doors open at 11:00 A.M. Free parking, beautiful June weather and non-stop excitement!
Over 100 hundred chances to win amazing prizes including cash and firearms. 1 gun will be given away every 10 minutes. Don’t miss the table raffles, gun tables and our many Units, Clubs and Caravans who are sponsoring their own prizes.
The 2019 prizes include:
12:00 $500 Cash
12:10 Ruger American 30-06
12:20 Smith & Wesson SD40VE .40 S&W
12:30 Smith & Wesson Sport II AR-15
12:40 Springfield Armory XDS 45 ACP
12:50 Kimber Micro 380 SS
1:00 $500 Cash
1:10 Mossberg 20 Gauge Youth Combo
1:20 Bersa Thunder 380 ACP
1:30 Marlin 1894 44 Magnum
1:40 Henry Golden Boy 22 Magnum
1:50 Taurus Judge 45/410
2:00 $500 Cash
2:10 Glock 42 380 ACP
2:20 Mossberg 500 410 Gauge
2:30 Thompson Center Compass 6.5 Creedmoor
2:40 Tristar 12 Gauge Over/Under
2:50 Smith & Wesson Shield 45 ACP
3:00 $500 Cash
3:10 Rock Island Armory 1911 45 ACP
3:20 Remington 870 Express 12 Gauge
3:30 Ruger LCP 380
3:40 Savage 93 17HMR Composite
3:50 Savage 93 22 Mag. Composite
4:00 $500 Cash
4:10 North American Arms Mini 22 Mag
4:20 Kimber Ultra Carry 45 ACP
4:30 Springfield XDS 40 S&W
4:40 Smith & Wesson BG380 w/ Laser
4:50 Smith & Wesson Victory 22 LR Stainless
5:00 Grand Prize - $10,000
ALL SOLD TICKETS MUST BE TURNED IN BY 12:00 P.M. JUNE 22, 2019 TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN
3 Numbers Per Ticket - 3,333 Tickets Sold.
Guns Provided By Sportsman Supply Co. 724-287-4294 - Coors Sponsored Event.
All Unsold Tickets Become the Property of Syria Shriners.
Must have Ticket to Enter Sportsman’s Bash – Winners need not be present.
FOR TICKETS CONTACT: Kenneth Stuart (412) 716-3159 - Make Checks payable to: “Syria Shriners”
Prizes void after 30 days. Not responsible for typographical errors. Continuous Raffles all day long include Table Raffles, Gun tables, 50/50, etc.
*All proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Syria Shriners and are not tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.
The Shriners Antique & Crafters Flea Market is back in 2019 and continues every first Sunday of the month June through October, rain or shine!
Our first market kicks off in June this year and continues every FIRST Sunday of the month through October. It is a Fundraiser for the Pittsburgh Syria Shriners Temple and for the Units, Clubs and Caravans that help and participate.
We’re looking for visitors, crafters and flea marketers of all types. Stalls are $25 a month for a 24” x 20” booth area. The Market runs rain or shine, hopefully it shines!
The Shriners Antique & Crafters Flea Market is the creation of Flea Market Chairman and Syria Shriner Dennis Conrad.
What You'll Discover at our Flea Market
“Our event is for anybody who gets a kick out of flea markets. We’re hoping to serve people who are looking for unique historical items, crafts, tools, paintings, we’ll have people who make jewelry, another person will have Swarovski crystal. Basically, it’s for people who are looking to buy or sell items at a bargain. Sometimes you find what you’re looking for and sometimes not. This is more than a craft show. People are bringing someone else’s treasure.”
Dennis says another popular item is collectible die-cast cars. Dennis himself is a collector of Texaco die-cast cars and trucks. He visits the Fleatiques at Tour Ed Mine and Museum in Tarentum almost every month. “My wife likes flea markets. She collects depression glass,” Dennis said. His daughter collects china.
Vendors and visitors will find they’re set up on asphalt, no fields or lawns. There is ample parking, and indoor restrooms (as opposed to no facilities!)
The Shrine Clowns will be attending to entertain the kids. “We're trying to make it a destination place,” Dennis said.
Expectations of Flea Market's Growth
“We would like to regularly see 200 vendors and grow it as big as any of the locally large flea markets in the area. Our goal is to establish this as a continuous fundraiser for the Syria Temple.”
The Shriners in Pittsburgh have long held antiques and craft shows at both the old Syria Mosque in Oakland and the new Pittsburgh Shrine Center in Cheswick. The old will soon feel new again in more ways than one!
Dennis was quick to mention the great help that he has received in his effort to reestablish the Shrine as a go-to destination for flea market fans. “Joe Micikas and John Handshue have been very helpful, and of course Peg McKillop has been very helpful. There are many that are working hard to help make this event come together,” he said.
Supporting the Shriners Supports Shriners Hospitals
Dennis hopes that you’ll stop by to browse or reserve a booth to sell your wares in support of the Syria Shrine, and by doing so, help us support the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.
“The focus is on helping the Temple, and the Temple supports the hospital system,” Dennis said. “That is why we exist. We persevere to keep our hospitals open and make sure that children get the best possible care they can get. The fact is that we take care of any child in need. People must realize the most well-kept secret is that our hospitals are out there helping kids, and that is why is we support them."
So come on out every FIRST Sunday through October and give us a look! We’re putting our best foot forward and were open to suggestions. Please let us know how we can improve our event to suit you. The plan is to ask each vendor every Sunday what they think of the event and collect feedback on ways to make this the best flea market it can be.
*If paying for the full season up front, you’ll receive a discounted price of $100 for five (5) months Rain or Shine, “No Refunds.” Full Season prepaid will guarantee your space each month. Returning vendors desiring their same space as last year, must let us know when making their reservations. Month-to-Month vendor spaces are $25 per month, Rain or Shine, “No Refunds.” You’re not guaranteed the same space each month, but we will try to accommodate you.
Grab your stein, Pittsburgh, and head to the Shrine as The Syria Shriners present "Rocktoberfest" on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018!
-GATES OPEN AT 1:30PM-
Rocktoberfest presents the season’s best value with an all-inclusive ticket for only $25.00. You will not find the same traditional food, exciting entertainment and Oktoberfest beer for that price anywhere else in Pittsburgh! Ach, du Lieber!
Since 1996, this is the best party that Syria Shriners have each year. Event Co-chairmen Bob Addleman and Dave Gardy are long-time fans of Oktoberfest celebrations.
“Oh, I am,” says Bob Addleman. As a member of “The Barons,” he has played at hundreds of Oktoberfests since 1987.
“I certainly am,” said Dave Gardy. “I’ll be wearing my lederhosen and my wife will be in her dirndl. Our event has always been a Pittsburgh celebration of what a traditional Oktoberfest would be like in Germany itself. We’ll have dancers, German-style beers and a good German meal to cap it off.”
This event is open to the public! We really hope to welcome families and festival-goers with an interest in traditional activities. Rocktoberfest offers a more current approach to the event, though, at least from a musical perspective. It is more like what is played in the fest tents in Munich, combining traditional and modern music from Germany. Austria, and the USA. We truly hope all of Western PA, German or not, will come out and enjoy a great meal, lively music and take part in all the fun we have planned.
“Really, this an event for everybody, very family friendly. We don’t wish to give the impression that our Oktoberfest is only a beer blast. We offer a 1-price ticket with sumptuous buffet, a day’s worth of entertainment and beer and beverages. It really is a tremendous amount of value,” Bob said.
Our Oktoberfest buffet will surely satisfy the heartiest of appetites on September 23rd. “We are aiming to serve all the old Oktoberfest favorites,” Dave said. “Pork, veal and beef sausages, traditional German potato pancakes, good krauts and some additional surprises yet to discover.”
We’ll display traditional & modern German and American music featuring Pittsburgh's Premier Oktoberfest band.. THE BARONS! Co-chairman Bob Addleman is a member of The Barons. They’ll begin playing at 2:00pm and will continue playing throughout the event. A very special German Folk Dance performance by Alpen Schuhplattler und Trachten Verein will start at 4:00pm.
“It’s the best time to be had in Pittsburgh on that date,” Bob says. “The band is good, and they know how to work these kinds of events. “
Rocktoberfest will also play host to plenty of Bavarian festival fun and games. We’ll have activities for guests to compete and test their skills. There’ll be a ‘most decorative stein’ contest, a nail driving contest, log splitting contest, a grape stomping contest, and to keep liabilities low, a chicken chucking contest (rubber chickens, of course) will take the place of an axe throwing exhibition.
Shriner’s International has long served a Noble purpose of supporting our hospital network, while providing activities for its members, and often hosting events open to the public, too. “Syria Shriners is a group of fun loving guys from throughout 11 Southwestern Pennsylvania counties,” Bob says. “We come together to have fun for a purpose. Our organization supports a network of 22 pediatric specially hospitals throughout North America.”
*Reservations are REQUIRED by September 14th.
There will be NO TICKETS AT THE GATE.
(will-call desk at the gate for pre-sold tickets only)
For more information contact the Syria Shrine office at
*Proceeds benefit Syria Shriners - Admission price is not tax-deductible.