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Old March 1st, 2021, 11:28 PM #11
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Silverado is no longer in business. Can’t remember the name of the new promoter
Appalachian does Timonium, Howard Co, Frederick, and York, PA.

http://www.thegunshows.com/

Eagle Arms does Gettysburg PA, Morgantown PA, and the big Oaks show (which was cancelled this year and downsized into the Morgantown venue).

http://www.eagleshows.com/

Just my opinion, but Frederick has been the better of the 3 MD shows I listed.

Gettysburg is better than Frederick (again, my opinion), and York is about 2x the size of either of them, so more to choose from there.
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Poking around on the web page, I noticed the relative sizes of upcoming shows:


York Fairgrounds (Memorial Hall) – Feb 20 & 21 (1000 tables)
Frederick Fairgrounds – April 10&11 (300 tables)
Timonium Fairgrounds – April 17&18 (600 tables)
Howard County Fairgrounds – May 15&16 (500 tables)

It was not my impression that the last Timonium show I went to was that big. It seemed smaller than Frederick, and I think Frederick used to be listed as 500 tables... so either the Frederick show is downsizing in April (maybe to 1 building?), or they are optimistic that the Timonium show will be growing... or both.
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This thread has me feeling sad for the good old days. We used to have great gun shows at places like the Greenbelt Armory, Equestrian Center, Timonium, and HoCo fairgrounds. Our liberal overlords really ruined it for us in the last 30 years. One by one, these places were slowly shutdown.
But we are a lot safer and the economy is a lot better, right?
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Silverado, as has been posted is no longer in business. The two remaining venues, Howard and Frederick County Fairgrounds, that they held shows at have been taken by Appalachian Promotions.

On a side note. The Silverado Shows declined for several years before Silverado finally closed up shop. Appalachian Promotions was able to get the two aforementioned venues starting in 2020. Then we all know what happened last year. Hopefully with the public’s support they will be able to revive the shows at the Howard and Frederick County Fairgrounds. Given the shortage of products for the gun shops and vendors it unfortunately will take some time. Hopefully, the public will recognize this and will come out to support the shows.
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York, usually more MD tags than PA in the parking lot. A few vendors can do MD transfers for regulated stuff there or handle at their MD location, vast majority will transfer long guns, best place for mags. Last week they still had most things, a little less ammo, and the prices were stupid, but that is expected. Also not a single F- is given if you wear a mask, if nothing else it's nice to look around and feel like 2019 "normal" for a couple hours.
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When I got back in June from 3 years in Korea I went to a gun show near my father in N.C. and was very disappointed.
I get that we are all in a supply shortage... but it really was a shell of what I was used to seeing at N.C. shows.
Which of the shows in MD are traditionally worth going to? I’m looking for anything T/C Encore and reloading related.
You are better off ordering Encore barrels on line.
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My two cents, the MD shows have declined significantly in the last 2 years. However, I still attend as many of them as possible. I want to support the shows, so we still have shows, with the intent that sooner or later they will return to the good ole days... I am a dreamer....
I attended my first Gettysburg show this year 2021, number of tables, selection and prices were much better than any of the MD shows I have attended since last August 2020.
I wanted to attend York Pa show, I was informed it was 2 fold better than Gettysburg, at least in volume. I was not able to attend so cant say.
The best shows, that I have attended in the last 2 years were all, "Nations Gun Show" at Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151, HOWEVER, this show has been canceled, at the last minute, 3 or 4 times in a row by the VA POS Governor. It is currently scheduled for MARCH 12, 13 & 14, 2021. If you are looking for a good show and it hasn't been canceled, I recommend it.
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the two I try to always make are the Antique Arms MACA show in Timonium in March (Cancelled this and last year) and the show in Easton that happens at the same time as the Waterfowl Festival in November.
I also like the Virginia Arms Collectors show in Manassas, usually late March
I like old cool and odd stuff so lots of black plastic and beef jerky doesn't rock my boat much, that said if I have the time and inclination I will go to the others just to see what's there, sometimes you find something awesome
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The MACA show is the absolute best
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