Show hours are Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4. Someone needs to man your booth each day until the show closes.
Set up time is Friday 12-6 and Saturday 7-8:30. Please call if an emergency arises and you will be late or not be able to attend. Tables are released to anyone waiting on a table at 8:30 AM on Saturday if you have not arrived or called. My business line is rolled to my cell on weekends of the show – 985.624.8577. Phone calls only accepted for cancellations – no emails.
Table prices are $90 at all shows. Non-gun related $175 each with prior approval.. Reservations are held for 10 days without payment. To secure the same or similar table location at the next show reserve by Sunday at 1pm with a 50% deposit. The $5 discount is only applicable if tables are re-reserved at the show. All tables not reserved by 2 pm are open for reservations by other vendors.
No checks accepted at the show. Credit card or money orders only two weeks prior to the show.
We have a two week cancellation policy to roll your deposit to the next show. One roll per year per venue. Same location not guaranteed. Payment is due for any tables that cannot be re-sold. No shows owe the full price of the tables reserved. ALL rollover and cancellation adjustments are at the sole discretion of the Show Promoter. ALL Table Refunds Are Subject To A 10% Per Table Administrative Fee
Taxes are picked up at the show or mailed after the show. Locations vary on how they collect taxes and we will let you know at check-in as to what the parish requires and the tax rate. You will be given a local tax form and we usually have state forms if needed to mail in. Exception is in Longview, TX where you will need to provide a TX tax ID number.
Please bring a table cover and something waterproof to cover your merchandise when you leave on Saturday night. We do have 24 hour security, but you are ultimately responsible for your merchandise. We are not responsible for water damage due to A/C or roof leaks.
Power is available at all shows. You will need your own power cord and tape (gaffers tape is the best / No Gorilla tape!). You are responsible for any damage that incurs to the floor or wall with the use of tape. No electric fee at Gonzales, Longview, Bossier or Lafayette. Biloxi charges $60. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Internet is available in Gonzales, Longview, Lafayette, Bossier at no charge. Biloxi has an internet charge. There is no guarantee of internet as sometimes there are connectivity problems. If you HAVE to have internet, please bring your own hot spot.
Maximum badges are up to two per vendor to get into and out of the show. Extra or lost badges are price of admission.
You will also be given a copy of gun show rules and gun tie rules (if you are a firearms dealer) when you check in. Please make yourself familiar with the show rules.
In exchange for Classic Arms Productions, LLC (CAP) authorizing the “Exhibitor” to appear at a show for which the Exhibitor has executed a CAP Reservation and paid the appropriate fee(s), the Exhibitor and all his/her agents or employees (“Exhibitor”) and (CAP) hereby agree that from the time that set-up for the show begins through and including breakdown of the show at the conclusion of the last day, Exhibitor will:
Keep all handguns, rifles, shotguns, crossbows, air pellet, and other weapons unloaded: whether kept on table or in a case, whether or not for sale (including personal guns), if physically inside the show facilities (before, between or after the show’s “open hours”) (collectively referred to herein as “Guns”) This also includes Conceal Carry Weapon permit holder’s guns.
Keep all guns tied in such a manner to render them not able to be fired. Exhibitor will further ensure that all guns held by Exhibitor (including guns brought into the show by Exhibitor or received from a customer or Exhibitor) are tied as per attached gun tie instructions dated 01/01/2024.
Handguns that utilize a magazine are to be tied through the barrel (examples shown). When tied through the barrel, the magazine may be inserted in the magazine well for display. If a handgun cannot be tied through the barrel, the magazine must be removed and placed in the gun’s box, bagged the same method as loose ammunition (see rule nine) or kept in a location out of reach of the public.
Will not open your tables for business until all your guns are tied.
If you remove a zip tie to allow a patron to inspect a gun, you must personally inspect the gun, make sure the action is clear and remain with the gun until you render it inoperable again with a tie. Ties are available at the registration table and sold at cost.
Exhibitor will not trigger tie or dry fire any gun.
Inspect tube fed barrels for ammo stuck in the tube. Remove all removable tubular magazines.
Inspect newly purchased guns from a vendor/customer to ensure it is unloaded and magazine is empty, then retie.
Will keep all ammunition sealed in boxes or bags and will not allow any loose ammunition on his/her table. Ammo dealers– do not overload your tables as ammo is heavy and may cause the table to become damaged. It will be your responsibility to pay for any damaged tables.
Understand and acknowledge that:
Should any gun or other weapon discharge at or near Exhibitor’s table, (whether or not the gun or other weapon belongs to the Exhibitor) or should any gun or other weapon belonging to Exhibitor discharge anywhere in or around the show facility, including outside, Exhibitor (i) may be immediately evicted from the show without a refund or recourse, (ii) may be banned from all future shows sponsored by Classic Arms Productions sole and absolute discretion (see paragraph 25 hereof), and (iii) may face criminal or civil charges;
Exhibitor is responsible for all actions of its employees, agents and others in its party;
Will not possess, consume, or dispense any alcoholic beverages or controlled substances at any time (including during show, setup or break down of show)
The show hours are as follows (unless otherwise noted for a particular show)
Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Exhibitor may be in the show building only during the following times for setup:
Friday 12 PM – 6 PM and Saturday 7 AM – 9 AM
Exhibitors must stay in the show building and open for business during the show hours listed above on both days of the show. It is your responsibility to watch your merchandise during show hours and during exhibitor set-up. Notify CAP prior to vacating your tables if you must leave early due to an emergency.
Reservations are held for 10 days without payment. To secure the same or similar table location at the next show, reserve by Sunday at 1 pm. All tables not reserved by 2 pm are open for reservations by other exhibitors. No checks accepted for final payment. Credit cards or money orders accepted only two weeks prior to the show. There is a two-week cancellation policy to roll your deposit to the next show. One roll per year per venue. Same location not guaranteed. Payment is due for any tables that cannot be re-sold. No shows owe the full price of the tables reserved. ALL rollover and cancellation adjustments are at the sole discretion of the Show Promoter. All table refunds are subject to a 10% administrative fee.
Will pay all fees prior to setting up Exhibitor’s table(s). Credit card payment required for late reservations. Unless we are advised of your late arrival, unclaimed reserved tables revert to CAP at 8:30 AM Saturday. Phone calls only for late arrival or cancelations. 985-624-8577. Do not email as we will likely not receive in a timely manner.
Will always obey insurance and Fire Marshall regulations, in effect, as well as any verbal or other requests of CAP, its employees or agents, the Fire Marshall and Police Officers. No changes in the physical arrangement of the tables as set by CAP will be permitted without approval. No carts in the aisle during show hours. No exceptions. Nothing will be placed in front of exit doors, in the aisle or on the side of any table. Keep everything on or below the table and protected from any possible water leak overnight. Please keep tables uncovered and open for business until the show is officially closed. Covered tables hurt the show and exhibitors next to you.
Anyone using their own personal tables for sales will be charged the gun show table rate. Exhibitor may not use cheater boards (a board placed between tables or behind to create more table/space). Space behind tables equally divided between exhibitors. Sales may be made from paid tables only. Remain in your area only. 50% of the space in front of your table is your sales area. Repeat – Please stay in your area and do not interrupt other exhibitors’ sales. No soliciting of customers in the aisles, at the front door or outside the show.
Use waterproof plastic table covers to protect your merchandise in the event of a roof leak or A/C condensation dripping on your tables overnight. CAP is not responsible for water damage to your merchandise. Exhibitor will properly cover and not leave merchandise on the floor overnight without waterproof protection.
Dealers who bring children/dogs into the show are responsible for their conduct and must not allow them to disturb other participants.
LIMIT 2 BADGES PER EXHIBITOR. All badges must be requested at check-in time. Badges requested for people coming in after show opens must be left up front. No badges issued for lost ones or ones left in hotel unless fee is paid. No one is admitted into the show without a badge or paid admission. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor, not the sponsors, to bear the expense of extra workers, business associates, family reunions, etc.
NO RAFFLES or flea market material. No non-gun related merchandise without prior approval and payment of non-gun table rate will be allowed. The promoters reserve the right to ask the removal from tables anything that is undesirable. A. No explosive ordinance, destructive devices, parts designed specifically to convert a semi-automatic firearm to fully automatic firearm shall be displayed or offered for sale. B. Since gun shows are advertised to the public as family events, no pornographic materials or items with obscene language or graphics, including T-shirts, hats, magazines, videos, bumper stickers, or other items which could be considered offensive to families, or which are objectionable to show management are permitted. NO COUNTERFEIT MERCHANDISE.
No books displayed or offered for sale at the show which describe the fabrication of devices which, if the device described were possessed by an individual, would constitute a felony under the laws of the United States, or under the laws of the state or municipality where the show is being held. This prohibition includes racial, ethnic, sexist and any hate-mongering material of any type, or any other material which are objected to by show management.
No loud TV, audio, or music. If listening to music, please use headphones. Internet not guaranteed, bring hotspot.
Do not staple or put screws into tables. If using a gun rack, ensure that it is not overloaded as to damage the table. Do not tape or nail anything to the wall. All signs must be attached to your table or set up in your area only and not block the view of another exhibitor. Electric cord secured with Gaffer’s tape only. No Guerrilla/Duct tape.
ANYONE NOT COMPLYING WITH THE ABOVE RULES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE SHOW IMMEDIATELY AND MAY BE BARRED FROM FUTURE SHOWS.
Agrees to indemnify and hold Classic Arms Productions, LLC, its sponsors, officers, agents and employees risk-free from and against any and all liabilities, damages, losses, actions or cause of action, cost and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising in any way from the Exhibitor’s participation at the show, whether caused by Exhibitor, its employees, agents or any others in its party and relating to any matter whatsoever, including, without limitation, personal injury, death or property damage to (i) any third person(s) or the property of any third person(s) or (ii) Exhibitor, its employees or agents;
Understands and acknowledges that Classic Arms Productions, LLC, its sponsors, directors, officers, agents, and employees are not in any way responsible for property delivered to the show site for goods kept on the show premises before, during, or after the show.
Releases Classic Arms Productions, LLC, its sponsors, officers, agents, and employees from any incident or claim that in any way arises out of Exhibitor’s participation at the show, including but not limited to claims for personal injury to Exhibitor or any third party, even if such party was caused by Classic Arms Production’s gross negligence.
Understands that nothing herein obligates Classic Arms Productions, LLC to permit Exhibitor to attend any future Classic Arms Productions Show, and Classic Arms Productions expressly retains the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to deny admittance to anyone for any lawful reason, including, but not limited to failure to obey any of the terms set forth herein.