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Fireworks display won’t occur this Saturday – 10/5

Unfortunately, due to the unusually dry and hot conditions we’ve been experiencing, the Fire Chief has determined it would not be safe to proceed with the fireworks display. While we are disappointed we won’t get to provide a spectacular display … Continue reading

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9 days to go

Just over a week to go until our 14th annual fireworks display. Here’s a sneak peak of what will be in this year’s display! ūüôā If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, the winery had reported they are sold out! … Continue reading

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Less than 3 weeks to go!

We have less than 3 weeks to go! Only a few minor things left to do until the big day. All product is in, all testing is complete, we are ready to go for our 5th display at Pickers Creek … Continue reading

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Memorial day

Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial day and remembering those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for us and our country!

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Programming the show

The fireworks are all in (over 1500 pounds of fireworks for this year’s display!). The initial show program has been created and is in process of testing and quality control. This year is going to be another fun show with … Continue reading

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Prepping for 2019’s display

We have been busy behind the scenes prepping for this year’s fireworks display at Pickers Creek Winery! Most of the product has been ordered and is in various stages of shipping. We expect to have everything in the next week … Continue reading

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Testing complete

We are getting closer to our big event and items are being checked off the to do list. Programming has been transferred over to the controller. All modules were enabled, the control panel connected and testing begins. The entire display … Continue reading

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Programming complete

Just over 6 weeks until our Annual July 3rd display at Picker’s Creek Winery.¬† If you haven’t been seen the changes for this year, be sure to check the¬†Picker’s Creek Winery’s page for important updates to how the ticket process … Continue reading

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2 months to go

What a busy year this has been so far!¬† We have only 2 months to go until our Annual July 3rd display at Picker’s Creek Winery.¬† If you missed the last post, be sure to check the¬†Picker’s Creek Winery’s page … Continue reading

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Changes to this year’s Fireworks Display

Hello everyone! We are looking forward to another exciting event this year at Picker’s Creek Winery on July 3rd. This year, Picker’s Creek Winery, our event host and sponsor, will be changing how admission to the event will be handled. … Continue reading

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Only 3 days to go!

Hello everyone! 3 days to go until our July 3rd fireworks display at Picker’s Creek winery! ¬† Here is the official wording from the Picker’s Creek Winery website: ¬† Picker‚Äôs Creek Winery will host its third fireworks celebration this Monday, … Continue reading

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What you need to know

Here are some important things for you to know about this year’s event: Picker’s Creek Winery will be open starting at 11:00 am on Monday, July 3rd There will be a $10 per vehicle fee Gates will close at 8:00 … Continue reading

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Final preparation

Just under 4 weeks to go! Here is a sneak peek of what will be included in this year’s display. As these last 3 weeks go by, we will be¬†making final checks and any setup that can be done ahead … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Some people may be wondering where we got the name FGFireworks from.¬† Some may not be wondering and if you are one of those, then this posting will be explaining something you are not wondering about. Anyhow, way back before … Continue reading

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Control Panel and final testing

New for this year is the use of our firing system’s company’s brand new Control Panel. The Control Panel is a program that runs on a standard Android tablet and connected to the firing system remote control. Once connected, it … Continue reading

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April 1st (no April Fool’s jokes here!)

Hello again everyone! We have started a new month and are even closer to our annual display show. Things have been moving along daily and all of the many details are getting closer to finalization! At this point, the main … Continue reading

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Mid-March 2017

It’s already Mid March! The weather is warming up, sort of. The days are getting longer. And we are full swing in July 3rd display planning mode! ¬† We have an amazing layout for this year’s display including some pretty … Continue reading

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One day left!

It’s hard to believe that we only have one day to go! Looking forward to seeing everyone! This post contains the most important information you need to know. If you haven’t read anything else, this is the post to read. … Continue reading

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Final stretch

The lists have been made and checked twice (or many, many more times than that). ¬†Fireworks and supplies are stacked with care. ¬†Last minute tweaks are being made, adjusted and fine tuned. ¬†The final pieces are falling into place. ¬†We … Continue reading

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A few more things…

We went out to the winery on Friday and hung our new banner: A huge thanks to Jason Blackstock (UPS Store, Spring Hill) for getting these 2 banners and some additional signage made for our event this year. As you … Continue reading

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The countdown continues… important information recap

We are closing in on our 2016 fireworks extravaganza! ¬†As we get closer to the event, I want to take a minute to re-iterate a few key points and answer some questions that we have had. Is there any charge? … Continue reading

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Programming complete

One of the best things that has happened for our show was the introduction of our remote firing system. ¬†This has allowed us huge flexibility and control over how the whole show is setup and fired. This year, we will … Continue reading

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Fireworks prep is complete!

We have completed all of the preliminary fireworks preparations! We had a great group of people over to help complete what has been the most time consuming portion of the preparation phase of the fireworks display. This year, we completed … Continue reading

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Fireworks processing time

Fireworks are in and have been picked up: With the fireworks order complete, the next big task is processing the fireworks. ¬†This is where we remove all of the extraneous packaging and get everything prepped for transport and final setup. … Continue reading

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Fireworks purchase time!

Happy Cinco De Mayo! It’s that time of year, the budget is in place and the list of items for this year’s show is finalized. ¬†Next up on the to do list: place the fireworks order! ¬†This is one of … Continue reading

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Testing the Mark 3 Mortar Racks

The celebration of our daughter’s 16th birthday was the perfect opportunity to test out the new Mark 3 Mortar Racks. ¬†This was a mini-show that had 16 fountains, 12 cakes and 160 mortars: You can see the video here:¬†FranklinGang Fireworks … Continue reading

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Introducing our newest addition: Mortar Rack Mark 3

It was a bittersweet time. ¬†Our newest¬†racks will provide some great benefits: decreased setup time, less space consumption, easier fusing. ¬†However, they also mean the retirement of our Mark 2 mortar racks. ¬†These racks were introduced in our 2007 show … Continue reading

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2015 Fireworks Show Video

Here is the video for this year’s show. ¬†The first 10 minutes are missing due to some technical difficulties. ¬†Enjoy! https://youtu.be/bh0dXEwjPpI http://youtu.be/bh0dXEwjPpI

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Rain or shine?

There sure has been a lot of rain this past week! I’m sure the farmers are enjoying it as are the plants! Which is great for all of us as we do like to eat. ūüôā As for the events … Continue reading

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4 days left! (and a quick FAQ…)

We are in the last few days before our 10th anniversary show! ¬†Over the past few weeks, I have heard several questions that have been repeating, so I thought I’d put a quick¬†FAQ here to answer those questions. 1) What … Continue reading

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