Spirit of 76 at NFA 2022

Spirit of 76 at the 2022 NFA Fall Expo

The ’76 Fireworks team attended the NFA Expo in Kingsport, TN from September 6-10, 2022.

Original Post: Published August 22, 2022:

Join us at the following events!

• Trade Show: Visit our booth during trade show hours
• Hospitality Room: Hang out with us in MeadowView Ballroom A
• Thursday Product Demo: Watch our product demo featuring Sky Bacon, Tako Pyrotechnics, and Realtree Fireworks on Thursday evening.
• Saturday Product Demo: Watch ’76 Pro Line ITALIA in action on Saturday evening.

Visit us at our booth during trade show hours or in our Hospitality Room (MeadowView Ballroom A). We’ll also be shooting a consumer-branded product demo on Thursday (9/8) evening and a ‘76 Pro Line demo on Saturday (9/10) evening.

When/Where to Find Us at NFA

If you’ll be attending NFA, we’d love to see you there! View the schedule-at-a-glance below to see when and where our team will be during the event. 

Please reach out to your sales representative directly if you’d like to schedule a meeting.

SPIRIT OF 76 @ NFA schedule at-a-glance:

Tues, Sept 6th
Trade show set-up

Wed, Sept 7th
Tradeshow (1:00-4:00pm)
Happy Hour @ 76 Hospitality Room (4:00-6:00pm) – MeadowView Ballroom A
Afterglow @ 76 Hospitality Room (10:00pm) – MeadowView Ballroom A

Thurs, Sept 8th
Tradeshow (1:00-4:00pm)
Happy Hour @ 76 Hospitality Room (4:00-6:00pm) – MeadowView Ballroom A
Product Demos featuring Spirit of ’76 (8:00-10:00pm)
Afterglow @ 76 Hospitality Room (10:00pm) – MeadowView Ballroom A

Fri, Sept 9th
Tradeshow (1:00-4:00pm)

Sat, Sept 10th
• Tradeshow (9:00am-12:00pm)
Product Demos featuring Spirit of ’76 (8:00-10:00pm)

Please reach out to your sales representative directly if you’d like to schedule a meeting while at NFA!

Stay tuned for Thursday and Saturday evening demo shoot lists.

2022 Fireworks Demo

2022 Fireworks Demo

We’re so excited to be offering an IN-PERSON fireworks demo once again. Save the date for our Spring 2022 public demo:

Saturday, April 30th in Columbia, Missouri
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Save your spot! Click the link above to register for free.

In addition to the fireworks demo, we will be offering a shooter’s training course hosted by J&M Displays and a Fireworks Display Choreography Showdown with local firework clubs KCAP vs. MoPyro. More details to come.

The demo will take place at the Midway Arena located behind the Spirit of ’76 Fireworks Store.

We look forward to seeing you!

Visit our Demo page to watch past demos.

Virtual Fireworks Demo

Watch our Spring Demos online – now!

We had a blast filming our first season of virtual demos. While it doesn’t compare to meeting in person, we were thrilled to have so many viewers turn in and talk to us through the chat. Keep watching and commenting! 

Friday, June 5th – Consumer Demo 

A late-season demo worth checking out! Features over 40 new items for 2020 – including 25+ items that arrived after our May 8th demo. Check out a range of conusmer items including 5″ shells, 6″ shells, plenty of nishiki effects, and the premier of Tako brand fireworks.

Friday, May 15th – ‘76 Pro Line Demo

Follow Ken on the field to see the best fireworks designed for professional displays from our 2020 product line. This demo features both consumer use and professional use only products, plus a pandemic-themed pyromusical at the end.   

Friday, May 8th – Consumer Fireworks Demo

Showcasing the hottest fireworks for retail sales from our 2020 product line. Brands include Brothers, Winda, Shogun, Firehawk, Mighty Max and more, plus our in-house brands Sky Bacon and Realtree Fireworks.  

Friday, April 3rd – Fireworks Demo

Our first ever online demo! This demo features our newest and hottest products for 2020 from Brothers, Winda, Shogun, Firehawk, Sky Bacon, Realtree, ’76 Pro Line, and more. 

2016 Fireworks Demo

Our customers had a blast this year at our annual Spring Demos! Our biggest and best event to date featured seminars from guest speakers, daytime demos, plenty of food and drinks, nighttime demos, and amazing fireworks shows by Rich Bader, KCAP, and MoPyro. 

Each day started with customer pick ups. Our new warehouse was a big hit with fireworks dealers and enthusiasts picking up throughout the day and night. 

During the day we had classes and seminars from experts in the field. New this year was APA certified shooter’s training. Roger Nurnberg from J&M Displays was gracious enough to set up and train pyros interested in getting their license. Nancy Blogin and Linda Garcia from the National Council on Fireworks Safety had a wonderful booth and explained the importance of safety to our audience. Jesse Ververka from Passfire and David Tromsness from Miami Missonary Tents set up booths as well. Tige Sealscott, owner of Fuse ConneX was also on site showing people how to use the product for better fireworks shows. 

Reinhardt Circle catered a great chicken dinner Friday night, and the crew from Lutz’s BBQ did our traditional pig roast on Saturday. Our catalog girls were a big help at registration and our drink station, serving cold drinks to thirsty customers. New this year was a snow cone machine from Kona Ice. The Bruce Poe Band was on hand both nights as well entertaining our guests during supper. 

Check out video from our demo below or scroll down for a photo album from our May demos.