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Below are listings for our NEACA Shows and any breaking news about other events reported to us and verified ...   ...all of our pages are best viewed on "larger" text size.

Page Updated April 18, 2014
 

SARATOGA SPRINGS ARMS FAIR 


Next Saratoga Show: 
 August 23, 24, 2014

Rules and Regulations Reverse
must accompany application

 
Saratoga Springs, NY
~ 250 8' Tables ~
Saratoga Springs City Center

Saratoga Springs Arms Fair Page




NEW UPCOMING SHOWS
Mark Your Calendar

Next Show Date & Location

MAY 17, 18, 2014
 
Sat. 9 - 5pm; Sun. 9 - 3pm
 Ice Time Sports Arena
Newburgh,  NY
Motel info:  Comfort Inn  Show Rate $99 + tax DBL or King  845-567-0567
 
(Exit 6 off  I84, west of  the NYS Thruway Exit 17)
 (Fall Date) August 30 & 31, 2014

May 31, June 1, 2014
Sat. 9 - 5pm; Sun. 9 - 3pm
 
Chenango County Fairgrounds
Norwich, NY
Motel Info:  Super 8  Show Rate $79.99 + tax DBL or King  607- 336-8880
June 7, Saturday (Friday night set-up)
VFW Post 4915
Mohawk Street
Herkimer, NY

Exit 30  off NYS Thruway

June 14 & 15, 2014
Sat. 9 - 5pm; Sun. 9 - 3pm
Kiwanis Ice Arena
Saugerties, NY

(Exit 20 off NYS Thruway)
Visit us in ...


Old Forge, NY  (old favorite)

August *1, 2, 3, 2014

 (160 T) North Street (off  Rt. 28)

Hiltebrant Recreation Center, Old Forge, NY 13420

*NEACA Members Only Friday

Old Forge Gun Show Page

for complete current dates, information and photos


August  9, 10, 2014
Watertown, NY
(In Process)
Jefferson County Agricultural Hall
8' Tables Route 81 to Coffeen Street Exit
Near Fort Drum



August 23, 24, 2014
 
Saratoga Springs, NY
~ 250 8' Tables ~
Saratoga Springs City Center

Rules and Regulations Reverse
must accompany application


Saratoga Springs Arms Fair Page

August 30 & 31, 2014
Newburgh,  NY

Sat. 9 - 5pm; Sun. 9 - 3pm
 Ice Time Sports Arena

(Exit 6 off  I84, west of  the NYS Thruway Exit 17)
 





~ Past Shows ~

SARATOGA August 24 & 25, 2013

Arms Fair Commercial

What's New Page


June *7, 8, 9, 2013 (300Tables Avail.) 

 Utica Memorial Auditorium,

400 Oriskany Street West

Utica, NY 13502

Great Rate at Hotel Utica; $99, single or double with breakfast.

 


 Lake George at The Forum ~ great area.  Replacing the SportsPlex of Halfmoon Arms Fair because they evidently don't like guns anymore.

May 18 & 19, 2013
The Show went Great!
We had over 200 tables on the floor.

Another planned for May 2014





 

An Open Letter to Members & Friends ... 27 December 2012 11:30pm

 

Good Evening NEACA Members and Exhibitors,

It appears the saying that the White House Administration likes most, “Never let a good disaster go to waste… “ or something like that, is in the forefront of this new gun controversy.  As with all good liberals on hearing of the shooting in Newtown, CT., knees were jerked and jerks spewed nonsense from brains too twisted for rational solutions to real problems.  “Ban the Guns”, were again the shrieks from the far left and still with knowing that banning anything never worked!  “Ban guns” in the sixties, “ban guns” in the eighties, “ban guns” in the new century and “ban guns” now; irrational and repetitive same thoughts or actions expecting different outcomes can lead a person to the asylum.  The noise has become louder and louder so I thought you all should be kept up to date.

Mark Baker, the same Director of the Saratoga Springs City Center, the one who has been my contact since I stopped at his hole-in–the-ground  building project nearly three decades ago, is still there and is still on the side of the righteous. Amen!

Saragota Gun Show March 02 3 .JPG (141656 bytes)Early in 1984 our little company, NEACA, Inc., New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates, entered into an agreement to produce the first trade show at the City Center; an Antique Show in August.  And right after that a Gun Show in September. Bang, bang in succession, Mark had two shows booked before the cement pad was dry.  This coming Arms Fair in January on the 12 th and 13th of this great new year, will be the fruition of many years efforts, great camaraderie with the City Center staff and result of a problem free show and excellent venue.  This will also be our ninetieth show there.  Let me say it again; thirty years, ninety shows, no problems!  We just may be Mark’s best customer but, as most all of you know, most irritant because I like fairness and I like rules.

I digress to the past because that should prove a track record for the future, and it appears that the future of our Arms Fairs wants to be called into question.  There is a petition circulating in Saratoga Springs, created by some person who may see herself as a slayer of dragons, we being the fire-breather!  I have heard of 650 signatories to this instrument to ban our gun show from the city.  To me, it doesn’t matter whether she ends up with 650 or 1000 or whatever more because our event is in the right.  We have a track record, we also have a contract, including three more, we are a legitimate company doing legal things and we are responsible, sensible and sensitive adults who can stand a challenge but would rather challenge a problem and correct it.  What problem these other people see is not all that clear to me.  We are not cancelling our Arms Fair.

On the very weekend of the tragic morning known as 9/11 we did not cancel our scheduled Arms Fair in Saratoga.  Rather, we stood outside for a moment of silence and lit candles.  The show went on because our people needed reassurance that all things were not changing; that life can and should go on.  And life did go on.  Our challenge then was http://www.neaca.com/images/Page5_Graphic2.jpg

met and poked square in the eye by my staff in NEACA and by our exhibitors who were scheduled to be at our show.  The dealers came to deal and the press came to ask why and the public turnout was overwhelming and they bought guns.  No one then really knew when and how many will we need. 

 

A tornado was scheduled to come to town along with our gun show several Augusts ago.  The press hyped the event so that half of our county should be in ruin by the day next.  Our dealers came; some from Maine, some from New Jersey and Pennsylvania and more from other points in the northeast and New York, we were all safe and pleasantly surprised at public attendance by those stalwart folks who always seem to get to our Arms Fairs.  We have rode out the day of infamy and have weathered the storms; we will persevere this next challenge and we will prevail.

NEACA is a member in good standing of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, have been for several years.  We bring renters of hotel rooms to the city as well as mouths to be fed and vehicles to be serviced and fueled.  Thousands of people have come to visit Saratoga Springs BECAUSE of our gun shows.  We have compiled a working database of over twenty-five thousand folks who have been to and/or come on a regular basis to our show.  In fact, we have door prize coupons that prove we have had persons from every state in the Union come to our Saratoga Arms Fair. Why, you may ask?  Because it is one of the best there is, and we run it.  It also has produced millions of dollars left in motels, restaurants, bars, cafés, gas stations and toll booths. Believe it or not, gun shows can be good for business!

These past several weeks I have been asked for many interviews by the media and press because I, along with my wife Cathy, run a gun shop in Mechanicville, NY; have for about 35 years.  They wanted my “expert” opinion on why things happen, what I intend to do and how I feel, all asked among other insidious questions posed after the Newtown, Ct. massacre.  Yes, it was an insane person who massacred children.  I wept when I heard of it.  I have grandkids of the same age and can feel the horror too. As I am sure all of you can.  And now, seeing that Cathy and I also run the Saratoga Springs, City Center Arms Fair, we again are fair game.  I am sure I will be asked more questions tomorrow.  But, I look on the bright side of things; look at all the free press for our upcoming event!

I have been informed that petitioners and protestors will be at our doorsteps when we open our Arms Fair on Saturday, January 12th, 9:00 AM.  I will be the first to say it is their legal right to be there, as it is ours.  So, to our waiting-in-line public and our exhibitors waiting inside, I implore you to be and act civil towards whatever may be thrown, literally, I hope, not physically, at you.  We are the God Fearing, the Flag Bearing, the front line warriors, the silent majority and veterans from war, police and fire; who, you may smirk quietly, are they?  What you can do is come and support us and our, rather, your show.  Because that is what this is all about, them trying again to steal a little piece of freedom from our grasp.

But, after hundreds of years of American firearm ownership, even with the written document which guarantees our rights and the Supreme Court decisions pronouncing the indisputable fact of an American’s right to own and possess guns, they still try.  They still try to take them away, and even if every law abiding citizen concurred and gave in, it still couldn’t happen.  For all the insane efforts the good guys would have none and the bad guys would have guns.  Where is the sense of this?  There are literally millions of firearms in America, some say at least one to two for every man, woman and child. 

Today, I received notice that in the month of November, 2012 the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, NICS, processed over TWO MILLION requests; in this December that number could reach three million processes.  Folks, that is a lot of guns going into the hands of the silent majority!  As I always say, more guns, less crime.  And as for you folks down there in Rockland and Westchester Counties, fear not your name and address is out there for the robbing criminal bastards to see and ponder.  But rather fear for the neighbor who has just had a sign put up on his lawn stating, “No Guns Here”!  Just another insane mode.

Also today, I learned that a possible proposition may be unveiled at the Saratoga Springs City Council Meeting this coming January 2nd.  One that will seek to ban gun shows from the City grounds. This is not a very smart move and I don’t think the whole Council will accept it, but I also didn’t think we could possibly get four more years of Obama.  But, just in case the Council needs some reminding of the cash our show spreads around town, it just may be a good idea for each of you and your gun loving fanatical friends, as we are looked upon, to call, e-mail or write each Council Member, Commissioner, Mayor, County Supervisor, State Representative and State Senator you can think of and tell them just what you think.  Petitioners can work both ways of an aisle and I know that when your feathers get ruffled enough it’s time for peckin’!   

As far as Cathy and I are concerned, we are going ahead with business as usual, our Saratoga Springs Arms Fair will go on.  We are going to ask our dealers to either not bring AR-15’s or look-a-likes to this January 12, 13 show.  But, considering that these are legal and practical long range target firearms, some of them highly collectable and valuable, and if they feel they must then at least display them as under-table stock or in a box on the table.  Most of us old fogey dealers probably won’t have any of those left from our stores anyway, we sold them all in the feeding frenzy created by the very media that now asks the question, why?

The one final thing I would ask of you all is that you fight fire with fire.  The internet and social media sites are ablaze with articles wanting to ban this, that and even us.  Use your skills on the web as well, post your Facebook facts, write your blog or respond to chats and chirps, tweet your twitter and if you old folks really have to, plunk your magic twanger!  But, get it done. Let the left know the right still rules and make contact with your friends and colleagues that our show should go on, for now and in the future.

I have a cold, so does Cathy, we feel like crap but we will endure.  Had a wonderful Christmas and I hope all is well in your world as it is in ours. But now I am tired.

Sincerely, David Petronis

President, NEACA, Inc.


 

See our Blog for the Times Union of Albany, NY about Guns ...  NEACA Shows Alive and Well!

 

 

New York State law requires that a National Instant Criminal Background check must be completed prior to all firearms sales or transfers, including sales or transfers of rifles or shotguns.  The sale or transfer of a firearm, rifle or shotgun at a Gun Show without first conducting a Background Check is a crime.  It is also a crime to offer or agree to sell a firearm, rifle or shotgun at a Gun Show and then transfer it at another location for the purpose of avoiding a National Instant Criminal Background Check.  All federally licensed dealers can perform a Background Check at cost.




We have most of our 2013 Arms Fair Schedule
done but are still working on some new things ...

Keep Watching this page!

Coming....

Mark Your Calendar !!

Winter Show in Saratoga Springs, NY
January *11, 12, 13, 2013

Spring Show in Saratoga Springs, NY
March *15, 16, 17, 2013
Underlined Dates are download PDF's or Links

Saratoga Springs Arms Fair Page
 
Summer Show in Saratoga Springs, NY
August *23, 24, 25, 2013

Autumn Saratoga Springs Arms Fair
October *11, 12, 13, 2013



March 2 ~ 2013 (Saturday, 9am – 4pm) ~ (50 T6) US Rt. 9,

Our Great Cabin Fever Gun Show at the

Holiday Inn Hotel,  Lake George, NY 12845



We are moving the Clifton Park Arms Fair at the SportsPlex of Halfmoon

May *17, 18, 19  2013 ~ Great Show ~   

to The Forum in Lake George

 


June *7, 8, 9, 2013 (300Tables Avail.) 

400 Oriskany Street West,

 Utica Memorial Auditorium,

Utica, NY 13502

Great Rate at Hotel Utica; $99, single or double with breakfast


Old Forge, NY

August *2, 3, 4, 2013

~ (160 T) North Street (off  Rt. 28),

Hiltebrant Recreation Center, Old Forge, NY 13420

Old Forge Gun Show Page

for complete current dates, information and photos

This will be a very busy time in Old Forge so I suggest you try to make room reservations for ANY Motel as soon as possible.




Older Items

 

If you want to see Cortland revived we need to see a show of hands , call us!

Cortland Show in October was fine! But now over .. be there next time on October *5, 6, 7,  2012
CANCELLED

Important information for our Cortland, NY
Gun Show at the J M McDonald Sports Complex

We have some news for Members and Exhibitors who plan on attending our next Cortland, NY Gun Show at the J M McDonald Sports Complex.  We have been contacting motels for discount rates for the dealers and have some which I will list below.  A lot of the motels were full during the last show and we found the reason why.  Many of them were occupied by construction workers doing repairs and rebuilding around Binghamton after the flooding, most of that should be over.

 

MENTION THE NEACA GUN SHOW AT THE SPORTS COMPLEX FOR THESE RATES

HERE ARE THE APRIL, 2012 MOTEL RATES FOR CORTLAND

Comfort Inn:  phone 607-753-7721, is offering us a rate of $85.00 plus tax, that rate includes a hot breakfast.  This is adjoined by the Perkins Restaurant.  We are staying here.

Holiday Inn Express: phone 607-218-6386, is offering a rate of $99.00 plus tax. This includes a hot breakfast.  It's a short walk across the parking lot to the Perkins Restaurant

Quality Inn:  phone 607-756-5622 is offering a rate of $75.00.

 We have been in the process of working on advertising and mailing thousands of post cards for our upcoming events but there are just so many hours in a day.  When you think about it place one of our flyers in a local Stewart's or convenience store.  Or tell your friends about our shows and ask them to call us at 518-664-9743.




NEACA  2012  SHOW  SCHEDULE

(Underlined items are web links)

*Friday Evening for Members Only ~ 5pm to 8pm

(Key ~ 250 T is 250 8 ft. tables available) further info Neaca.com

 

  Jan. *27, 28, 29,  2012 ~ (250 T) 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs City Center, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 Saratoga Springs Arms Fair Page  


March 3 ~ 2012 (Saturday, 9am – 3pm) ~ (50 T6) US Rt. 9,

Holiday Inn Hotel,  Lake George, NY 12845


 

March *16, 17, 18, 2012 ~ (250 T)  522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

City Center, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saratoga Springs Arms Fair Page  


April *13, 14, 15,  2012 ~ (450 T) 4292 Fairgrounds Drive, (off Rt. 11 So.)

J. M. McDonald Sports Complex, Cortland, NY 13045


 

  May *18, 19, 20,  2012 ~ (750 T) 6 Corporate Drive (off  Rt. 9),

SportsPlex of Half Moon, Clifton Park, NY 12065

SportsPlex of Halfmoon Page


June *8, 9, 10, 2012 (350T)  400 Oriskany Street West,

 Utica Memorial Auditorium,

Utica, NY 13502

Great Rate at Hotel Utica; $89, single or double with breakfast


Aug *3, 4, 5, 2012 ~ (160 T) North Street (off  Rt. 28),

Hiltebrant Recreation Center, Old Forge, NY 13420

Old Forge Gun Show Page

for complete current dates, information and photos

This will be a very busy time in Old Forge so I suggest you try to make room reservations for ANY Motel as soon as possible.


 August *24, 25, 26,  2012 ~ (250 T) 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saratoga Springs Arms Fair Page  


September 1st, Saturday 9-5 ~ (60 T)

Frankfort- Ilion VFW Post 502

North of the Village on old Route 5S

Frankfort, NY

~ This is Remington & Savage Country ~

Download Frankfort Flier PDF

Same time as the Labor Day Trapper's Convention about a mile up the hill at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds.

 


September *28, 29, 30,  2012 ~ (750 T)Available 6 Corporate Drive (off  Rt.9),

SportsPlex of Half Moon, Clifton Park, NY 12065

SportsPlex of Halfmoon Page


October *5, 6, 7,  2012 ~ (450 T) 4292 Fairgrounds Drive, (off Rt. 11 So.)

J. M. McDonald Sports Complex, Cortland, NY 13045


160 T) North Street, (off  Rt. 28)

Hiltebrant Recreation Center, Old Forge, NY 13420

Old Forge Gun Show Page


 

October *12, 13, 14,  2012 ~ (250 T) 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saratoga Springs Arms Fair Page  


 

Jan. *11, 12, 13, 2013 ~ (250 T) 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saratoga Springs Arms Fair Page

 


 

March (TBA)  2013 ~ (250 T)  522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

All Public Times are Generally: Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

& Sunday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

NEACA Members are invited into the show one half-hour earlier.


 

OLD SHOWS

 

 

NEACA  2010 /11  SHOW  SCHEDULE

These dates are old and are being updated NOW.

(Underlined items are web links or show fliers PDF) 

*Friday Evening for Members Only ~ 5:30pm to 8pm

(Key ~ 250 T is 250 8 ft. tables available) further info Neaca.com

LAST MAJOR NEACA SHOW

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 &

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011

SARATOGA SPRINGS CITY CENTER

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!

   


The *Friday Dates are for NEACA Members

2011 /12 NEACA SHOW LISTING

as our normal full year

Jan. *28, 29, 30  2011 ~ (250 T) 522 Broadway (Rt. 9),

Saratoga Springs City Center,

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saratoga Springs Arms Fair Page

 for complete current dates, information and photos

 


February  ~ 2011 (Sunday, none scheduled due to construction)

~ (40 T) US Rt. 9, Holiday Inn Resort, (See May below)

Lake George, NY 12845


March *18, 19, 20, 2011 ~ (250 T)  522 Broadway (Rt. 9),

Saratoga Springs City Center,

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 Saratoga Springs Arms Fair Page

for complete current dates, information and photos

 


April *1, 2, 3, 2011 ~ (350 T)  400 Oriskany St. West,

Utica Memorial Auditorium,

Utica, NY 13502

 


May 15, 2011 Sunday,  ~ (Expanded to 50 T)

US Rt. 9, Holiday Inn Resort, 

Lake George, NY 12845


May *20, 21, 22, 2011 ~ (90 T)

Greenwich Elks Lodge

Corner of Route 40 & Bulson Road

Greenwich, NY 12834

Nice country Sunshine Inn Motel about a mile north on Rt. 40 for $65.00 + tax, call 518-692-2997 (mention Gun Show) or two miles east on Rt. 29 to Schuylerville, the Old Saratoga Motor Inn for $62.00 + tax, call 518-791-0498.  Both have restaurants nearby but I do recommend the 111 Main Street Restaurant Lounge in Greenwich for a lovely dinner, 518-692-8016. There is also food at the Elks Lodge. There is also an error on the flier about tables and prices; We only have room for 90 six foot tables at the prices quoted, an error in quoted room dimensions but with ample aisle space and comfort room for our exhibitors. Please take note.

Easy Directions coming from Schuylerville (Saratoga area) on Route 29 is to simply cross Routes 4 & 32 (Broad Street) and head over the Hudson River, up the hill and when Route 40 intersects with Rt. 29, take a right for about a tenth of a mile to the Elks Lodge on the left. If you kept bearing left at the intersection you would continue on to Greenwich.

There is also a Town Wide GARAGE SALE in Greenwich on  May 21 & 22 Starting from 9AM each day. 



When you walk into our shop at 38 North Main St. in Mechanicville, NY it looks like a mini-gun show! So, I'm putting our annual "Going Out for Business Sale" on this schedule. It is June 9, 10, 11, 2011 ~10am to 6pm.

NEACA Members can come in one-half hour early!

 


August *5, 6, 7, 2011 ~ (160 T)

North Street (off  Rt. 28), Hiltebrant Recreation Center,

Old Forge, NY 13420

Old Forge Gun Show Page

for complete current dates, information and photos

This will be a very busy time in Old Forge so I suggest you try to make room reservations for ANY Motel as soon as possible.

 


August *26, 27, 28, 2011 ~ (250 T) 522 Broadway (Rt. 9),

Saratoga Springs City Center,

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 Saratoga Springs Arms Fair Page

for complete current dates, information and photos

We also hope to have our two new expansion rooms filed with over 50 booths of Artists & Artisans for our NEACA Art Expo along with our 250 table Arms Fair .... See Info..

NOT ENOUGH RESPONSE

This will be a very busy time in Saratoga so I suggest you try to make room reservations for ANY Hotel or Motel as soon as possible.


Yes the Hurricane is over

and the Show is on

September 3rd, Saturday 9-5 ~ (60 T)

Frankfort- Ilion VFW Post 502

North of the Village on old Route 5S

Frankfort, NY

~ This is Remington & Savage Country ~

Download Frankfort Flier PDF

Same time as the Labor Day Trapper's Convention about a mile up the hill at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds.


THE FOLLOWING SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO

THE INABILITY TO COMPLETE ARRANGEMENTS

September 9, 10, 11, 2011 ~ (90 T)

Best Western Inn & Conference Center

Ticonderoga, NY 


Sept. *30, October 1, 2, 2011 ~ (160 T)

North Street, Hiltebrant Recreation Center,

Old Forge, NY 13420

Old Forge Gun Show Page

for complete current dates, information and photos


NEW SHOW

October *7, 8, 9, 2011 ~ (350 T) 4292 Fairgrounds Dr,

J. M. McDonald Sports Complex,

  Cortland, NY 13045 ~ (607) 753-8100

www.jmmcomplex.com  ~ ON THE SOCCER FIELD

Two major shows were on this date ~ both have been cancelled

West Springfield Gun & Knife Show

Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA.

 and NEAAS Antique Arms Fair, Hartford, CT.

We may have room to accommodate extra tables


October *21, 22, 23, 2011 ~ (250 T) 522 Broadway (Rt. 9),

Saratoga Springs City Center,

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 Saratoga Springs Arms Fair Page

for complete current dates, information and photos

This will be a very busy time in Saratoga so I suggest you try to make room reservations for ANY Hotel or Motel as soon as possible.


December  2011 ~ Tentative, not confirmed (60 6T)

Saturday Only 9 AM - 4 PM, 

Frankfort- Ilion VFW Post, Old Route 5S, Frankfort, NY

 


January *27, 28, 29, 2012 ~ (250 T) 522 Broadway (Rt. 9),

Saratoga Springs City Center,

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 Saratoga Springs Arms Fair Page

for complete current dates, information and photos

This will be a very busy time in Saratoga so I suggest you try to make room reservations for ANY Hotel or Motel as soon as possible.


All Public Times are Generally: Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

& Sunday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

An Admission is charged but seniors get a discount and generally children under 14 are admitted free with an adult ~ see specific flier for actual details.

NEACA Members are invited into the show Friday Evening & one half-hour earlier.

Link To Join NEACA

Read our latest Member Letter

 


Old News...

 

See Prior Show Highlights below ....

 

Our Last Large Shows were at...

Saratoga... it's the Place to be!

for all Saratoga show information

See us for our 250 8 ft. table Gun Show at Saratoga Springs, NY again on

August 27 & 28, 2011

Download Saratoga Flier  Super Show! 

Last Saratoga Show  March 19, 20, 2010 Different!

Saratoga Springs City Center

Saratoga Springs City Center

Prior Show October *30, 31, November 1, 2009  Sold Out

Saratoga Springs City Center

Our 2010 January, March, August, and October, Arms Fairs at the City Center went very well with smooth move in even with the construction in progress.  Dealers commented that it was the easiest and quickest move in they ever had and move out on Sunday afternoon went just as well. The long construction time is now history and the show is looking to expand into the new space.

250+ tables ~ ALWAYS the place to be, ANYTIME.

Cathy had arranged for some great hotel rates for our last January, 2010 Saratoga Springs Arms Fair with many extending to March but WILL NOT be the same rates for AUGUST. We are hoping these rates will be in effect for January 2011 and beyond, they were; Hampton Inn, $119 with hot breakfast, 584-2100; Courtyard by Marriott, $109, hot breakfast available for $9.95, 226-0538; Saratoga Hilton, $95, (adjoins City Ctr.) 584-4000; BEST BUY, Hilton Garden Inn, $89 with hot breakfast cooked to order, 587-1500, (reservation link on NEACA.com); Holiday Inn, $89, restaurant, (reservation link on NEACA.com) 584-4550; Saratoga Downtowner, $89, (walking distance) 584-6160; Grand Union Hotel, $79, 2 dbl. beds, 584-9000. You must ask for NEACA ARMS FAIR RATE. All area code 518.  If you don’t have the numbers or addresses from prior mailings, please call us... or

Link to Saratoga County Tourism & Hotel Accommodations

Saratoga Area Motel List PDF (25 mile radius)

 


We are always working on new ideas and locations to make this Gun Show Business as vibrant and exciting as we can ... join us at NEACA and become a new Member.

See info below of our Prior Shows


 

Our First Adirondack Gun Show in years was in

Old Forge, NY at the Recreation Center on

October 2, 3, 4, 2009 Download PDF Flier

SHOW WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!!!

(WE USED TO DO A SHOW AT THE SARANAC LAKE CIVIC CENTER ~

Perhaps we should be back ??)

Radio Ad on Rush  We returned to

Old Forge, NY  on

May *14, 15, 16, 2010  also returned

October *1, 2, 3, 2010

Download current flyer on PDF

Now ~ 160 8 ft. Tables ~ Great Area

Go to Old Forge Gun Show Page for all Information

next show is August *5, 6, 7, 2011


See us again in the Fall ... on October 1, 2, 2011



 We revived our show in Utica after 20 or so years and with a make-over of the Utica Auditorium on Oriskany Street North we now have a large facility for our Arms Fair and room for booths of Outdoor Sporting Goods. The City has renovated a large section around the AUD and the old gun city is starting to grow again. The shows have been very good at the ...

Utica  Auditorium, Utica, NY

Saturday, April 10, 2010 ~ 9am to 5pm

Sunday, April 11, 2010 ~ 9am to 3pm

We have about 325, 8 foot table capacity in

Utica, NY at the AUD, plus 40 8'x10' booths.

Utica Memorial Auditorium

Call us Today for your Tables in early April 2012!

Last shows were very active with GUNS on tables...

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Some other things we have done .....

Also go to Prior NEACA Gun Shows.

 

Some of our Saratoga Arms Fair Exhibitors

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New and old exhibitors will be back for our Next Arms Fair in Saratoga Springs this year ...we hope you will be there too. ...

 

Past Show ~ Herkimer, NY Gun Show

 May *18, 19, 20, 2007

Michael E. Plisek VFW Post #4915, 131 Mohawk, St.

We will return to one of my favorite little shows in the Mohawk town of Herkimer, near Utica.  Directions are NYS Thruway I-90, to Exit 30, then Route 5 east to Herkimer, corner of Mohawk St. and Dewey Ave., near Burger King.  Only about 50 eight foot tables fit into their room but a lot of good stuff comes in and it is a good hunting and collecting area.  The Remington factory in Ilion is only a mile or two up Rt. 5 as well as their museum.  The old Utica Savage Arms Company was also near by as well as several Fishing Company factories and Knife factories. This has been quite an historic area even since the French and Indian War and you never know what can turn up at this show.

Download Flier ~ Herkimer

See our prior Report on What's New Page


New Member Letter ~ May 2006 with Monticello Report


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Along the way our New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates turned 150 barren wooden tables into a great display of firearms and knives and collectable militaria.  All of our members and exhibitors who decided to take a chance on this, our new venture should be proud of their fine efforts in changing an empty room on Thursday into what could become THE GUN SHOW in the Tri-StateMonticello Arms Fair May 06 8 .JPG (95641 bytes)Monticello Arms Fair May 06 6 .JPG (98169 bytes) area.  Because of your efforts, NEACA will schedule more of these shows in Monticello, New York.

By Friday evening this past May 19, 2006 the Arms Fair began to take form.  Covers and racks held more collectable, investment grade or modern shooting firearms than most other area shows seldom see.  With the fine restaurants on premises there was no need for tables full of beef jerky here.  One deli sandwich for lunch was enough for two days of food.  Quality abounded in this third story show as well as in the Lounge, the Buffet and the Gaming Room on the main floor below.

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Past Gun Show ~ 250 8' Tables avail.

Mighty M Gaming

 Monticello, New York ( Monticello Raceway)

May 20 and 21, 2006

We are committed to promoting this new show and the facility staff are 110% behind making this a huge success.  We have tables for $70.00 and NEACA Members, $60.00.  Non-members have a chance to join our group and receive the discounted rate if you immediately apply for NEACA membership at $50.00 per year and send the Member Application (PDF) plus a one table deposit (regardless of how many you want) to us by April 15th.  After that only current Members of record get the discounted rate.  We also have a great deal on hotel rooms and a few other gifts for early participants. Send in today!

Address at Contact Us.           Mighty M Gaming Website

Download Monticello Flier in PDF  

 Reverse of Flier for Rules

Some of the exhibitors coming so far: Pete & Lisa Alliegro with new hand guns & long guns; Steve Heath with new long guns; Charles Taylor with modern blades and swords; Ken & Jan Delano with collector guns and Charles Daly shotguns; Val & Jim Jamrozy with US & German Militaria; John Momrow specializing in US Military '03's and collector guns; Terry Sullivan & Ed Kenna with used and collector firearms; David & Nancy Dittman with new & collector long guns; Bill & Dee Dwyer with new & collector firearms and scopes; Lynn Dryfus now specializing in collector scopes and long guns; Richard Haralabatos with fine collector firearms; Richard & Ron Hartman of Elmira Arms with quality firearms; Vic Scuderi with new and used guns; Bob Planke with collector Winchesters; Paul Gemma with militaria and air guns; John Shattuck with vintage books and collector guns; Gerald Arnold with collector knives and Americana; Larry Zacarola with used guns, militaria and collectables; Joe Kopchek with gun company collectables and vintage Americana; David & Cathy Petronis with collector and antique firearms and blades; Richard DeMayo with new and used guns & collectables; Bob McQuade & Norsela Cole with quality collector and investment long guns; Len Goering with used and collector long guns; Wes Hurd with used and collector firearms; Vince Tavernite with guns and archery; Vicki Heine with local gun club; John & Sue O'Dell with used guns; Leo Hurre with Militaria Collectables and other applicants still coming in.


Here is your chance to have a say in a new area show.  As dealers will you send me a deposit commitment of one table and as attendees will you send me e-mails of support?  New shows are hard to make work, will you help do your part?  Where and When?  

Mighty M Gaming

 Monticello, New York

(Formally Monticello Race Track)

May 20 and 21, 2006

The Event Director of Mighty M Gaming contacted us to promote a Gun Show at their facility.  In time, what could develop into a 500 table or more Super Show.  However, at this stage we have room for about 250 to 300 8 foot tables on their third floor.  Elevators naturally, are available but the loading and unloading could present a bottleneck if all dealers have to come at the same time. Doesn't usually happen.  There are quality and inexpensive motels in the immediate area and restaurants and bar on premises. Plenty of free parking with valet parking to the front door for $2.00.  They hope to build a convention center within two years and our show will move into it.  For the early supporters they will have first choice of tables.  I have some very good firearms dealers who will support this first show, I need the support of fifty to make a good nucleus of exhibitors.  Tables will be $60. for Neaca Members and $70. for non-members.  Suggest you all join.  Plus, all members get into all our shows FREE. I suggest the public joins too.  You have till the end of February to commit to your tables with a one table deposit.  No commitment, no show.  For advertising I need to make it all happen by March 1st.  Will you help me?  David Petronis

Thanks for the incoming input. 

I'll let you know soon.


Saratoga Springs, NY, City Center, 522 Broadway (Rt. 9) Was another sell-out in March '05.  Absolutely fantastic in public and for buying and selling.  Our last Gun Show was  March 17, 18, 19, 2006 ~ March Press Release  and was another sell-out with a record crowd of members and public in attendance.  Our next show at Saratoga is on Father's Day weekend.  Last June was our first Antique Arms Fair on the same weekend.  It was the ...

June 2005 Saratoga City Center ANTIQUE ARMS FAIR was concluded and our first went quite well!  Will be another on June 16, 17, 18, 2006  ~  Download June PDF

The Summer NEACA Saratoga Springs, NY, City Center Arms Fair was Aug. 26, 27, 28,  ~ public light, sales good.  Next Show August 4, 5, 6, 2006 ~ (Possible Auction 7 & 8)

Download August 2006 PDF

Prior August 27, 28, 2005 Arms Fair Press Release

Last NEACA Saratoga Springs, NY, City Center Arms Fair was October 21, 22, 23, 2005 ~ Friday is For Members Only ~ Nearly a Full Show (Opening Day of Dear Season) With a Number of New Exhibitors ~ Next Show Date a week earlier on October 13, 14, 15, 2006 plus, something new, NCCA Northeast Cutlery Collectors Association participation.

Download October 2006 PDF


See some of our Saratoga exhibitor photos below.


Last Show ~ Plattsburgh, NY Gun Show

Was held on April 30, May 1 , 2005

Knights of Columbus Bldg., 106 Boynton Ave.

We re-scheduled a return show to Plattsburgh, NY at the Knights of Columbus Building on Boynton Avenue.  It is off Exit 38 of the New York Adirondack Northway (Rt. I-87), right at light, and a short distance south.  We had room for about 60 eight foot tables and all were full last year.  The last show was very successful and we notified the Club that we will return with another show. Flyers were sent to members and exhibitors in our January letter.  This past show was also fine.

Download Flyer by Adobe Acrobat PDF


Past Show ~ ANTIQUE ARMS FAIR

Saratoga Springs, New York

Saratoga City Center, 522 Broadway (Rt. 9)

June *17, 18, 19, 2005 (Friday for Members)

(Next 2006 Date June 16, 17, 18)

We are scheduling this new ANTIQUE ARMS FAIR on Fathers Day week end so not to conflict with other shows.  We have had sell-outs of our 250 eight foot tables for our regular Saratoga Arms Fairs for seven in a row.  This show, however, is to have restrictions to Antique Firearms (that is normally referred to as pre-1898 manufacture), but will allow curios and relics, parts for same and Fine Investment Grade Firearms, also Vintage, Quality Militaria (Pre-1946), and some Adirondack and Antique Sporting Collectables. $1000.00 in display prize money will be awarded.

Saratoga is a unique area.  One of the ten most decisive battles in world  history was fought here on Bemis Heights.  The French and Indian Wars were staged throughout the area.  Henry Hudson explored to just south of here and the Knickerbockers settled these fertile valleys over three hundred years ago along with great numbers of  Continental Patriots.  The County is Republican and Conservative today and one of the most affluent and wealthy in New York State.  Parts of it look like Kentucky with the large horse farms and old towns and villages still have the flavor of 1800's architecture.  Open space still survives but new housing is booming.  Our taxes are still low because our economy is still growing.  This is all nestled around one of the top ten tourist locations in the US, Saratoga Springs.  And here is where we host our Arms Fairs.  We would like you to join us for our first ANTIQUE ARMS FAIR.

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Schenectady ARMS FAIR and Sportsman's Exposition

New Show ~ July *29, 30, 31, 2005

Crosstown Expo Center, Rt. 7

Town of Rotterdam ~ 450  8' tables

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Download Schenectady Press Release by PDF

It is now History ~ The location is being rented to a grocery store and will no longer be available for Future Shows.


Our Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on Halloween weekend October 30 & 31, 2004 was sold out.  We already have 167 tables sold for our next show in March, our 58th, and many more promised where applications are being sent in from phone conversations.  It looks like another early sell-out, sixth in a row.  We are very pleased indeed.  Thank you.

Our 56th Saratoga Springs Arms Fair was the first weekend  of August and we were sold out for the fourth show in a row.  See our August Show Report.  In 2005 our August date has been moved to the end of the month on the 27th and 28th due to renovation work at the City Center.  Over 3000 dealers, members and public are expected to attend these weekend Arms Fairs.  Members of NEACA also get in free and also get free entry on Friday evening.  See our last show report of the fantastic March show.  View some of our exhibitors (scroll down) from past shows.


See our March 2004 Show Report

Our March 19, 20 & 21 Arms Fair was just concluded and was a superb event!  Our show was again at the Saratoga City Center at 522 Broadway, which is Rt. 9, north end of the city.  Directions are easy, simply take Exit 15 off the NYS Northway, Rt. 87.  Go west on Rt. 50 and look for Prime Hotel which adjoins the City Center at Rt. 9, on left side of highway.  This is always a great show with quality exhibitors and buying public.  Public Hours are Saturday between 9AM and 5PM and Sunday 9AM till 3PM.  Our 250 8ft. tables are again on the way to being SOLD OUT as usual.  Apply early.  (Call for possible cancellations at late date.)


Read Our August 2003 GUN SHOW Report

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     Our Saratoga Arms Fair on August 2 & 3 was Great!  The Saratoga crowd did not disappoint the exhibitors that were present, as usual.  There was a nice steady flow of members and public filing past the nearly full show.  This again has proved to be the best summer show in the northeast.  And, the streets of the city were absolutely mobbed.  Saratoga Springs, New York is probably close to being the best overall American City in the summer. The thoroughbred racing season and the ambiance of the city lend a very busy atmosphere to the entire area.  No wonder they all say "Saratoga is the summer place to be!"  With our Arms Fairs it has become the best place to be in March and November too. 

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  Click on these thumbnails, you can see we let just about anybody in. Some of our photos are from various past shows or the current one. If you would like to see the content of our shows be sure to view these.

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      A lot of great things came into the show, also.  I saw a wonderful condition 21" barrel Volcanic Rifle in .41 caliber with FACTORY ENGRAVING being shopped around by a family owner and eventually purchased for a fairly hefty sum by one of our exhibitors.  A Smith & Wesson New Model in .44 Russian in near MINT condition was offered, it was not bought but I do have the owner in negotiation.  A seventeenth century Spanish epee' in great condition was identified and is now owned by me, c1650.  My Winchester 1897 Bullet Board brought an offer of $10,000 plus but I still own it.  And many, many more fine guns, a few rare traps, lots of knives and swords and scores of hunting firearms were carried in by the public. Normally, 200 or more guns come in.

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     Some of the finest shotguns were shown by Boyd Corliss, Tony Galazan's representative of his Conn. Shotgun Mfg. Co. as well as Ed and Sandy Ulrich with their Winchester Model 21's plus some other very fine exhibitors. There were plenty of Antique Arms displayed by Paul and Sally Weisberg, Bob Planke, Ed Caffarella, Norm Gelinas, Stuart English, myself and others.  Larry Higgins brought some great investment quality guns and knives as did Bob Rohrig and Tom Eiben.  Speaking of knives Art Green has one of the largest selection of collectable knives in the northeast and he has been with us from the beginning.  Bob Loden had some fantastic Adirondack and Sporting antiques and collectables and Bob Stewart and Andy Berkowitz brought some fine vintage Militaria Collectables.  

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     Local dealers Ken Delano, David Dittman, Jack Chamberlaine, Bill Dwyer, Wes Hurd and others all brought fine hunting guns.  Parts dealers Roland Frasier, Don Valenta and Pete Donato were on hand for all needs in that department.  Allen Lederhouse, Bill Hart and Dick Beauchamp covered the black powder gun market and Roger & Alice Montgomery along with Mike Petrozello and others did the antique and collector reference book category well.  And there were many other exhibitors from ammo dealers to artists to gunsmiths and I even brought a table of Antique Trains and Victorian Dolls just to keep our lady buyers happy. As always, ammo dealers Ed Bartholf and Steve Svitek were present and counting their many sales.

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     Fine educational displays are always presented at our shows.  Dick Murtha has a great display of antique bear traps, Bob Sawyer displayed English flintlock double shotguns and vintage sporting prints, Chet Smith has a great collection of New York State Conservation Buttons and Licenses, C. Don Carpenter displayed Stevens Rifles and Drillings and Doug Foglio showed off his Savage Model 99 collection while Don Lessard treated us to his African Rifles and artifacts.    

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     It was a fine show and our next Arms Fair at the excellent Saratoga Springs City Center will be on Halloween Weekend in October.  We expect a full show of 250 eight foot tables.  As an exhibitor you should respond well before those dates and as an attendee you should mark your calendar for what again will be the place to be, Saratoga. You can always find our current show information on the web at Neaca.com or by calling David Petronis at 518-664-9743.

 


NEACA, INC 664-9743       PRESS RELEASE

 

Saratoga Springs, New York

 

Gun & Militaria Show & ARMS FAIR

 

Saturday, August 27 & Sunday August 28, 2005

For immediate release Local News and Events Calendar

 

Press and cameras are invited for our Friday evening

Preview from 6:00 to 9:00 PM or throughout the show Saturday only

 

New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates, NEACA, Inc. will again host their popular Saratoga Springs Gun and Militaria Show this August 27  & 28.  This is their 60th Gun Show, referred to as an Arms Fair, held at the Saratoga Springs City Center.  NEACA produced the first City Center Trade Show and has been there for over twenty years.

Collectors and dealers of antique, classic and investment grade firearms from all over the northeast, gather here in Saratoga to buy, sell and trade their wares several times a year.  There are always interesting and historical exhibits of Colt and Winchester firearms as well as rare pieces of Americana, military collectibles, quality reference books, Civil War swords and artifacts, thousands of guns, knives and accessories.  It will be a stroll through history while perusing the exhibits of 250 tables.  Many other sporting and Adirondack antiques and unusual items often appear at these shows.

Interesting portions of New Eastcoast Arms Collectors events are displays presented throughout the show.  The March show includes a display entitled: NY State Hunting Badges & Licenses by Chet Smith, Stevens Single Shot Rifles by C. Don Carpenter, Vintage Fishing Gear, by Bob Janiga, Colt 45 Autos by Jim McCormick plus others.

NEACA always accommodates organizations for display space such as local Fish & Game Clubs, Friends of the NRA, National Guard and the Glens Falls Chapter of Trout Unlimited.  Persons wishing information about local hunting, fishing and shooting sports can find it through these clubs.  One can also join the NRA while at the show, perhaps the best bet to protect 2nd Amendment rights and best bet in Saratoga this year!

In keeping with the flavor of Saratoga, this show features some of the finest collector and investment arms dealers in the northeast.  The list includes exhibitors from Maine to Pennsylvania, the oldest continual operating NYS pistol dealer from Schenectady and some of the more prominent dealers in fine firearms and sporting collectibles will be on hand for free appraisals.  In attendance will be exhibitors displaying inventories of antique pistols, long arms, swords and accoutrements, Revolutionary War and Civil War artifacts.  Also, some of the largest gun parts dealers in the northeast and all the quality, local dealers from New York and New England. This will again be one of the finest shows for firearms, militaria and sporting collectibles, which are still the hottest and most rewarding collector fields in the United States and fast becoming, more so, internationally.  A show not to be missed.

Current NEACA members are admitted for early viewing and free refreshments on Friday evening at 6:30 PM.  New memberships are available at the door for an annual fee of $30.  This includes free admission, with no waiting in line, to all NEACA Shows, for twelve full months.  Renewals are $25 per year.  The show is open to members one-half hour early on Saturday and Sunday.

The doors will open to the general public to buy, sell or trade on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  General admission is $7.00 daily ($6.00 for Senior citizens over 60) and children under 13 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  The collectors and dealers are always looking for items to purchase from the public.  Before visiting the show, check the attic trunk for old military uniforms or war souvenirs, the back closet for Grandpa’s old firearm or the garage for pack baskets, duck decoys, old animal traps or vintage fishing gear and bring it along to the show.  Many of the exhibitors will be happy to perhaps purchase items, give an estimate of value, or if needed, written appraisals.

For further information call NEACA President, David Petronis at (518) 664-9743 or write to PO Box 385, Mechanicville, NY 12118.  Further information is also available on the World Wide Web @ www.NEACA.com .

PLEASE ENTER DATES INTO YOUR EVENT OR COMMUNITY CALENDAR.

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Saratoga Springs Arms Fair: October 21, 22 & 23, 2005 

06/15/2005 Posting ... Martians are Coming .....

Our Saratoga Springs, New York Arms Fair has become so popular that they come from all across the nation to be here.  But recently we've found that our door prize coupons have showed us that we have visitors from many other nations also coming to view the fine displays of antique and collector and investment firearms and vintage militaria.  But now, the vast network of Scientists who work for us in trying to discover new people to attract have made an astounding discovery.  It seems that the planet Mars will be hovering at its closest point to earth in over 60,000 years on the dates of our Show this August 26, 27 and 28.  And whatever inhabitants of the Red Planet are there are obviously wanting to get a better look at our Saratoga Arms Fair and of what all the fuss is about.  We believe that we are the first Gun Show Promoters to be attracting such a response from interstellar visitors.  NEACA, First in Performance ... Again!  Read their report:

The Red Planet is about to be spectacular! This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history.  The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.   Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky.  It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification.  Obviously this will also afford a fantastic view for any Martians of the great amount of activity around the Saratoga Arms Fair at the City Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.  Mars will be easy to spot.  At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m.  That's pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history..  So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow
progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month.  Finally reaching its' intended assent over Saratoga Springs on the 27th.  Dave Petronis, President of NEACA Show Promotions is feverishly trying to figure out how to create some sort of inter planetary ticket booth to take full advantage of this First in History visit from Martians.

Thank You Scientists and Astronomers Alike.  We couldn't do it without you.  See More about this Once in a Lifetime Happening with photos on Dave's World Page. 

          They Came and Went.

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