Due to COVID-19 and the restraints it binds on small businesses, GunShows-USA is no longer able to offer free services.
Due to COVID-19 and the different state regulations, cancellations are overwhelming, which results in several listings on our website not being up to date. We strongly advise visitors of our website to contact the promoters directly for updates. GunShows-USA is not a promoter.
Gunshows-USA.com was created in 2000 as a hobby free Tripod site using the free module Composer in Netscape. I switched the domain registration and hosting to paid services in 2001 and have been building it ever since to the point where it became the number one go-to site for info to find gun shows throughout the United States. From the beginning, I wanted to ensure that we listed all shows regardless of size and have offered free listings for 20 years. Unfortunately during the COVID shutdowns over the last few months, we have been maintaining the information on cancellations, etc., we have been taking in little to no income. Therefore we find it necessary to begin charging a minimum charge of $10.00 per show listing (generic/basic listings are now $10.00 per show to list).
In addition, in the past, we would run cancellations, rescheduled, and/or relocated shows at no cost. If the only change is the date there will be a $10.00 charge. We will charge the full banner price if it is necessary to completely redo the graphic on the banner. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope that we will be able to continue being the best go-to site for gun show information on the internet.
It is solely up to the promoters to contact us with updates about their shows.
Generic listings are now referred to as ‘Basic’ listings
Regarding Basic and Highlighted Basic Listings
As of August 27, 2020, basic listings are no longer free, the cost for basic listings is now $10.00 per listing. Because of this cost increase, the cost of highlighted basic listings has increased to $25.00 per listing.
*NOTE: The Date and Venue Changes Policy is subject to the owner’s right to override.
LAST-MINUTE SHOW LISTINGS: (new listings)
Basic Listings: $10.00 per listing
Highlighted Basic Listings: $25.00 per listing.
Basic listings are generic, in text format only. They are comprised of the dates, state, city, venue and address, vendor table information, show hours and admission prices, and contact information for vendors to contact the promoter. Basic listings do not include titles, sales-hypes such as food & beverage, free giveaways, and the likes, door prizes and the likes, or social media links (unless social media is the only online presence the promoter has).
Please see the BASIC LISTING FORMAT EXAMPLE BELOW for how to type up your basic/highlighted listing information.
BASIC LISTING EXAMPLE – The following example is how basic listings will appear on this website:
Jan 1-2 ST, City. The venue, address. # Tables: $x.xx. Set up: Day hr-hr. Show hours: Day hr-hr, Day hr-hr. Adm: $x.xx. Contact: Promoter name phone, e-mail, website URL
HIGHLIGHTED BASIC LISTING EXAMPLE – The following example is how highlighted basic listings will appear on this website (colors will vary):
(Highlighted basic listings are in the Basic Listing format with a colored background).
Highlight the basic listing for $25.00 each. When you request the highlighted listing all you need to do is supply the basic show information. If you have a color preference please state it, be advised, dark colors are not used for highlighting. (Highlighted generic listing costs include the generic listing cost of $10.00 plus the highlight cost of $15.00).
|Jan 1-2 ST, City. The venue, address. # Tables: $x.xx. Set up: Day hr-hr. Show hours: Day hr-hr, Day hr-hr. Adm: $x.xx. Contact: Promoter name phone, e-mail, website URL|
Generic listing updates – * Notification changes are free. One free date change per canceled original listing, all additional changes will be considered a new listing at the full listing cost.
Billing & Payments are done via PayPal invoicing. You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay the invoice. All major credit/debit cards are accepted, including PayPal.
When ordering generic or highlighted listings, please be sure to provide the e-mail address for the person responsible for paying the invoice.