Where should I take the Roadshow?

Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:30 pm

I am trying to decide where I should be going to show our products. Would like your input on shows you know of, or any place that folks would be interested in seeing the solid fuel options that are out there.
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:34 am

Set up right beside those outdoorwood boilers at county fairs. Definatly the Bloomsburg Fair. Luzerne County, Wyoming County and Harford fairs.
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:41 am

cArNaGe wrote:Set up right beside those outdoorwood boilers at county fairs. Definatly the Bloomsburg Fair. Luzerne County, Wyoming County and Harford fairs.

Don't forget York fair Hershey and the Harrisburg Farmshow Beside those outdoor smoke houses I mean woodboiler would be a perfect local .
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:47 am

If you feel like a drive to Maine, In late Sept is the "Common Ground Fair" in Unity. They thrive on alternate energy and self sustaining life. All the pellet stove people are there.

http://www.mofga.org/TheFair/tabid/135/Default.aspx Look under “energy & shelter”, they even mention coal. They do say they prefer Maine made things, but out of staters welcome if Maine does not supply the product. I know some of the people that go are real tree huggers and will scoff at coal, but others, well, when it comes to heating, price is king!
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:16 am

I recommend coming to Sussex County this year to the state fair. <removed dead link>

Last year there was a few alternate energy/heat source vendors there - Geothermal, Solar, and some woodburning stoves, etc. I don't recall one about coal, but I was walking around grinning knowing that I had a coal boiler on order.
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:30 am

The New Jersey state fair just outside Branchville N.J draws around 18,000 people and runs for a week.( New Jersey State Fair .com) or just over the river outside of Bangor Pa. there is a steam engine club that runs a small fair (Jacktown.com) The wood boiler guys set up at both, but with the talk of banning them in towns and townships around here folks are going to look for something else to keep warm
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: Patch On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:19 am

Ag Progress Days at Penn State
http://apd.psu.edu/

August, outside, lots of equipment. Last year there was a Garn and Eko gasifiers. No coal burners.

John
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: shapps1313 On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:24 pm

Also check out the Nittany Antique Mach. Assoc. shows at Penns Cave. Lots of antique mach. there and a huge flea market with all kinds of vendors. Check out their website ,www.nittanyantique.org for more info. There is also the Centre County Grange Fair and Encampment. Huge vendor area,I have no other info on this one.
Bill
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: jpen1 On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:04 pm

Definitely the Bloomsburg fair and the York fair they are the two largest fairs in PA. The builders show at the farmshow complex in Harrisburg. I think that is usually in March. At the Bloomsburg fair all the other brands except for AHS and AA are represented plus about 4 or 5 different wood boiler outfits.
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: billw On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:15 pm

They have a PA Home and Garden show in Wilkes-Barre at the Wachovia Arena. That might be a good place to show your wares. People in this area are accustomed to coal heat. We all grew up with it. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked how my new heating system runs.


http://www.showtechnology.com/shows/Wilkes_Barre/wilkesbarre.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:54 pm

cArNaGe wrote:Wyoming County.


I don't know how it compares to the others but there is a tremendous amount of people within a 50 mile radius of this one that already burn coal. The costs for delivery are not that great and there is plenty of dealers that provide service in that area because they are quite close to the Wyoming Valley. This is a more of a "country" fair that attracts a lot of people that would be in the demographic that would interested in coal burning appliances.
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: U235a4 On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:33 pm

Shippensburg fair in Shippensburg PA around july timeframe
and the franklin county fair....I forget the time frame
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: danzig On: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:43 pm

Indiana County, Westmoreland County, and Fayette County fairs. These areas will be a good area to display your multi-fuel line.
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:21 pm

Definitly the Hartford fair in Hartford PA . Bloomsburg Fair , and possibly Wyoming Co. Fair.
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Re: Where should I take the Roadshow?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:39 pm

Check out the Big E in Springfield Massatwosheetts. Thats a good one for that sort of thing.
Good luck!!!
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