Spirit of ‘76 Spring Demo - May 9, 2020

March 15, 2020


2020 Spring Fireworks Demo

Free product demo on Saturday, May 9 in Columbia, MO.  Save your spot at our biggest fireworks demo of the year! 

Spring is here and we want to show you the hottest fireworks in our 2020 product line. Join us for our FREE product demonstrations on Saturday, May 9 in Columbia, MO.

The ‘76 Demo is the place to be! Watch new and favorite products perform, visit with the ‘76 team, enjoy special attendee discounts, and much more.


This demo day is packed with opportunities, including: an APA Certified Shooter Training Class by J&M Displays, a social media roundtable, a merchandising seminar, and many chances to sit down with your sales rep.

Our wholesale office and showroom will be open for you to meet with your sales rep and take 30% OFF your purchase at the Spirit of '76 Retail Store. Our warehouse in Boonville, MO will be open all day for pick-ups.

The demo will begin around 7pm. Following the demo, watch the 5th annual Missouri Fireworks Club Showdown - Pyromusical Artistry & Design Competition with KCAP and MoPyro!

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Schedule At-A-Glance

7:30am - 5pm: APA Certified Shooter Training Class by J&M Displays ($50)
Location: Drury Inn East (Room TBD), I-70 Exit 124

  • This APA certified class covers planning and executing a professional outdoor fireworks display. It covers safety laws, regulations and general how-to tips to make a successful display. Please sign up below or register with your sales representative.

9:00am: Wholesale Office & Showroom Open
Location: Spirit of ‘76 Headquarters , I-70 Exit 121

  • Feel free to stop by and visit or contact your sales rep to schedule a dedicated meeting time.  Plus, take 30% off your purchase at the Spirit of ‘76 Retail Store!

9:00am - 11:00pm: Warehouse open for pick-ups
Location: Spirit of ‘76 Warehouse , I-70 Exit 101

2:00pm: Social Media & Your Retail Operation
Location: Rear of the Midway One Stop Diner , I-70 Exit 121

  • Learn and discuss how to use social media (paid and unpaid) to enhance your retail presence and reach more potential customers. Hosted by Sam Christensen. Sam is the content marketing specialist for Spirit of ‘76 and runs all the company's social media platforms.

3:15pm: Trading Up: Merchandise Your Products Like the Beer Companies Do
Location: Rear of the Midway One Stop Diner

  • Learn how to use the same techniques that the beer companies use to boost sales volume and draw customers’ attention to the trade-up options that make you more margin.  Hosted by Jamie Scheppers. Jamie  joined N.H. Scheppers Distributing Co. in 2013, and currently oversees the administrative division of the company as Vice President Administration. 

5:30pm: Registration open at Midway Arena
Location: Midway Arena behind Midway Antique Mall

6:30pm: Dinner & drinks service
Provided by Backdoor Lounge

7:00pm: Daytime Fireworks Demo

8:15pm: Nighttime Fireworks Demo

9:00pm: Missouri Fireworks Club Showdown - Pyromusical Artistry & Design Competition

  • At this 5th annual showdown, Missouri clubs MoPyro and KCAP compete with fully choreographed fireworks displays for glory, honor, and a killer fireworks trophy.  Sponsored by Finale Fireworks and Cobra Firing Systems

During & after demo: Sales & Warehouse open

  • Sales stations will be set up at the demo site, and the ‘76 Warehouse will be open for pick-ups.

After Demo: Afterglow with the ‘76 Team
Location: Backdoor Lounge

  • Grab a drink with the ‘76 team after the demo!



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