CANCELLED: 2020 Red Ball Military Show / Swap meet Gilbert Pa


Well-known member
Steel Soldiers Supporter
Front Royal, VA
Received via email, hate to be the bringer of bad news but here's the facts:

"Hello Red Ball Vendors,

It is with a great deal of sadness that I have to tell you that the Red Ball Gilbert, PA show is cancelled this year. This was not our wish to cancel the show and here is the reasons for this decision:

I got a call a couple of days ago from the Fairgrounds saying they had canceled the West End Fair and they asked if we were going to do our show. I told them we had planned to. They told us that we could do the show but we had to do it outside the fence meaning the parking lot.... there would be no electricity, no water, no bathrooms as the Fairgrounds themselves are shut down for the rest of the year. We would have had to use our own Porta Potty‘s and this type of thing.

We considered doing this to keep the show on BUT…they then said that even if the County goes into the “green stage” we would only be able to have 250 people IN TOTAL on the grounds . This was a decision of their Board of Directors in conjunction with their insurance company.

We hated to have to cancel the show but we did not see any other option for us as the Vendors and Exhibitors alone exceed the 250-person limit.

Don't forget.........The Red Ball Club will be having our Winter Swap meet in March 2021.

Jim Gilmore

Show Director"


Jim, you guys have always put on a great show, I don't think we ever missed any of the GPA fall shows. Politics, insurance, organizational bureaucracy, etc seem to be a common curse. See you next year. Tom


Active member
Supporting Vendor
Mansfield, PA
I received this e-mail from Jim and thought I'd share.


Hello Red Ball Vendors,

Although the Red Ball Gilbert , PA show is still cancelled one of our vendors, Ralph Megola is putting on a Military Vehicle, Military and Gun Show at the Pocono Racetrack September 25 to 27, 2020.

He has asked me to forward his flyer for the show to the Red Ball vendors.

For more info contact Ralph directly .


Jim Gilmore

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