25th Annual Kalamazoo Airgun Show & Daisy Get Together
This show started 25 years ago with a few Daisy BB gun collectors in the backyard of Bob Surface’s home in Swartz Creek, Michigan. It has grown over the years and now boasts over 100 tables of bb guns, airguns of all makes and models, and toy guns. The name of the show was changed to the Kalamazoo Airgun Show & Daisy Get Together to better describe that the show welcomes all types of airguns from antique to modern. This show is a wonderful informative gathering of collectors, shooters, friends and good times. Last year air gunners from approximately 16 states attended the show. Every year the show has been sold out, and the managers expect the same this year.
The show will once again be held at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds Expo Center. This 8,500 square foot hall is wonderful with its great lighting, ample parking and its easy access off I-94 is an added bonus.
Host hotels this year will be the TownPlace Suites (269.353.1500) and the Fairfield Inn (269.353.6400) both are located at 5683 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo (I-94 exit #72) … please mention the Kalamazoo Airgun Show & Daisy bb and toy gun show to get the special rate. We will continue our traditional Saturday evening reception once again this year. Please join us in the TownPlace Suites reception room around 7:30 p.m. for this event…a great time to relax and renew friendships. We have a special treat for everyone at this year’s reception….world acclaimed airgun historian, collector and author Larry Hannusch from Houston Texas will entertain and educate us with a presentation featuring some of his very early airguns. Larry is one of the most knowledgeable collectors of airguns and specializes in the very early ball and butt stock reservoir guns, bellows airguns and gallery guns as early as the 1700’s.
For airgun shooters, there will be an air gun field target shoot in the area on Saturday. Please contact Chris Martin firstname.lastname@example.org for information on that event.
Kalamazoo is a town with many fun things to do. They have the “Air Zoo” aviation museum, Kalamazoo Nature Center, The Crossroads Mall, St Julian Winery, Gilmore Car Museum and much more. We highly recommend you visit www.DiscoverKalamazoo.com for additional information.
The show will be held at the Kalamazoo County Fairground Expo Center, Kalamazoo Michigan on Sunday, August 20th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $3. (Admission for early buyers at 7:30 a.m. will be $30) Admission for children under 12 is free but they must be accompanied by an adult.
There are a few tables left so please call if you would like to reserve a table.
If you have any questions please contact: Wes or Theresa Powers 517-423-4148 or Dennis Baker 937.660.9152