A long running and popular Rochester area event is ready for another busy weekend.

The 42nd annual Downtown Gold Rush Days

Shean Fritts

will open Friday at 7 a.m. and by the time it ends Sunday afternoon, as many as 50,000 people may have visited the event in the small town of Oronoco.

The antique show and flea market will include 872 booths this year. Food and refreshments will be available and there is no admission charge.

The annual event is operated by a non-profit organization and it returns all the proceeds to the community.

It will run from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 7a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday.