Heritage Gun Shows’ first show was in 1987 in New Bern, NC, The East Carolina Gun and Knife Show. We don’t even remember where we got the idea, because we’re too dang old. We do remember that it all kind of gelled in Al’s living room one warm afternoon. Unfortunately we missed Ohio, so after our spring show in 1989, we moved back home. The East Carolina Gun and Knife Show is now just a footnote in history, as the new promoter expanded greatly. The old show is now run by S & D Shows, with gun shows in six locations.
Although we continued to hold an FFL and set up at shows back in Ohio, we didn’t work on promotions again until 2008, when Heritage’s first Cambridge Gun Show was held. Heritage Gun Shows now holds shows twice a year in Cambridge, three times a year in Mansfield, and twice a year in East Canton. Our newest show is in Cuyahoga Falls. In between our shows, we set up at the Massillon and Glenmont Gun Shows each time they are held, and we also do a lot of shooting.
Heritage Gun Shows is committed to America’s firearms freedoms as set forth in the Second Amendment; to the on-going education of gun owners and non-gun owners alike in the safe handling and use of firearms; and to the education of non-gun owners in the right of all Americans to keep and bear arms. We strongly support the National Rifle Association and encourage all who believe in freedom to do the same.
We are pleased to be a Christian business and give thanks to God for our many blessings, and for sacrificing His Son Jesus Christ that we might be forgiven of our sins. If you're interested in giving your life to Christ, please ask for Chris or Andi at the show, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org; We'd be happy to tell you what we know.