General Questions about the Show

When is the next show?

There are two Cumberland County Gun and Knife Shows each year.  The Spring show is held the 1st weekend in April and the Fall show is held on the 1st weekend in August

Is the show for adults only ?

No, this is a family show, anyone is welcome to attend

Do the vendors take credit or debit cards ?

That is up to the individual vendor that you are purchasing from. 

Can I buy a two day ticket to the show ?

Admission is only charged on Saturday, Sunday admission is FREE to all attendees.

Is food available at the show ?

Yes, food is available both days during the show, there are several food options on the menu.

Can I bring my dog to the show ?

While we discourage pets at the show, we do allow them.  Pet owners are responsible for the actions of their pet.  Of course, service animals are always permitted.

Can I carry concealed at the show ?

NO, loaded firearms are NOT permitted on complex property during the show.  Any guns brought through the gate must be unloaded and "zip" tied for safety.

Can I bring a gun to the show to sell ?

Yes, many attendees bring guns/knives to sell to the vendors or other attendees walking around.  Have a sign of some type saying what you have for sale.

Are there other things besides guns and knives for sale at the show ?

No, this is a Gun and Knife show and only guns, knives, and related items are allowed to be displayed and sold at the show.

Can anyone buy a gun at the show ?

In order to purchase a firearm legally, the buyer must be 18 years old to purchase rifles, shotguns, and ammunition.  Buyers looking to purchase a handgun must be 21 years old.

A person cannot purchase a firearm in Tennessee if:

- Convicted of a felony or misdemeanor
- Warrant felony or out of state Warrant
- Felony pre-trial release
- Misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence restraining/stalking
- Protection order mental health adjudication or commitment
- Unlawful use or addiction to a controlled substance
- Dishonorable discharge from armed forces
- Renounced U.S. citizenship
- Illegal alien

Can a resident of another state purchase firearms ?

If purchasing from a Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) gun dealer:

Generally, a firearm may not lawfully be sold by an FFL to a non-FFL who resides in a state other than the state in which the seller is located. However, the sale may be made if the firearm is shipped to an FFL whose business is in the purchaser’s state of residence and the purchaser takes delivery of the firearm from the FFL in his or her state of residence.

In addition, an FFL  may sell a rifle or shotgun to a person who is not a resident of the state where the FFL's business is located in an over–the–counter transaction, provided the transaction complies with state law in the state where the FFL is located and in the state where the purchaser resides.

[18 U.S.C. 922(b)(3); 27 CFR 478.99(a)] 

If purchasing from a private seller:

A private seller (non-FFL) may transfer a firearm to another non-FFL individual residing in the same state, provided that he/she has no reason to believe the buyer is prohibited by law from possessing firearms.

A private seller (non-FFL) is prohibited from directly transferring a firearm to a person residing in another state.  This restriction applies to all types of firearms.

A private seller (non-FFL) may complete a transfer to an out of state person by following the FFL transfer procedure (see above).