Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The Gunmakers Fair at Kempton: Review by Art DeCamp

The show was a great time.  Lots of good friends were there.  Everyone was very glad to be able to get together again and go the Gunmakers Fair.  The new fairgrounds venue is a better location and venue in my opinion than the Dixon's shop area.  The group that organized the fair worked very hard, had excellent planning and I thought the event went off without a hitch.  I'm sure there were a few glitches, but nothing that took away from the fun.

There were more accoutrement and gun items entered for the judging than the last two years at Dixon's as it seemed that entries had been declining for a few years there.  No knock on the event, just it seemed like the judging portion of it was declining.  It was great to see the increase in entries this time.  Hope it continues next year.

I delivered two horns that had been previously ordered.  Got two new horn orders, three restoration jobs on old horns and sold several copies of my PA Horns of the Trade book, plus four copies of the book the CLA did about my horn work.  All in all it was a very good event for me.  Much better than the previous few years at Dixon's.  I am thinking the two-year hiatus created a god bit of pent-up demand.

I think lots of people went home thinking it was a great event.

Copy by Art DeCamp

Thanks, Art!

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