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HISTORY

Greg Shelton began Shelton Fireworks at age 19 back in 1975 with a 4x8 foot stand at the edge of his hometown of Chillicothe, Missouri. His youngest brother, Scott, was 10 years old and wanted to go out and mind the stand for his brother. Tallpaul (dad) then became involved because he tagged along with Scott. Pictured at right: Shelton boys in 1965. Left to right: Greg, Scott, and Gary

Greg's expansion started after his graduation from college in 1978. He built three Missouri warehouses in 1978-79 & 81. In 1992, Greg started his Indiana expansion with his first effort at Fremont. Son, Scott went to manage Fremont and now has 37 years experience selling fireworks at the tender age of 47. Tallpaul has spent the season with Scott over the past 20 years. In the early 2000s, Greg built warehouses at Fair Play, and Blacksburg, South Carolina. Alabama was next at Robertsdale and Cusseta.

Son, Gary, manages the biggest Shelton warehouse at Exit 22B, Interstate 94, Porter, Indiana, which was built in 1993. At this time, Greg has 15 warehouses in Missouri, Indiana, South Carolina and Alabama. Tallpaul & Hazel like to go to Robertsdale, Alabama, for its big show on New Years Eve. The crowd really shows up for their celebration supplies. Greg has made several trips to China over the years as a majority of our fireworks come directly over to the U.S. on containers from China.

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: Tall Paul Shelton, Fireworks dad; Scott Shelton, general manager, Fremont warehouse; Gary Shelton, general manager, Porter warehouse; Greg Shelton, founder (1975) and owner of Shelton Fireworks; Hazel Shelton, wife of Tall Paul and mother of the boys. Everyone has been involved since the beginning of the enterprise!

PICTURED: Rockport, MO warehouse on I-29 at Exit 110

Since 1992, Paul Shelton, has been helping son, Scott, at Fremont where he has met and visited with many of our Internet users. He has been using fireworks for approximately 60 years and since 1975 has spent considerable time helping his sons as their business grew and expanded. Shelton fireworks web site was started in 1996 and has grown since. Paul handles the Internet correspondence for his sons. Using the Internet, he has brought a full-blown on-line fireworks' catalog to every fireworks enthusiast who has access to a computer, no matter, where they lived. You can now see over 600 photos, prices, and descriptions of many items including those that have been designed exclusively for Shelton Fireworks.

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OUR FIREWORKS

Shelton Fireworks operates 15 retail warehouses which have the largest selection of consumer 1.4G fireworks. Bring your camera and record your shopping trip for the entire family! Plenty of parking space for our trucker friends. Our volume is based on largest selection and pricing below others. Sorry - mail orders not available.

Shelton's has many kinds of bottle rockets, missiles, aerial rockets, firecrackers, multi-firers, sparklers, roman candles, aerial displays and the entire 1.4 gram fireworks classification. You can expect a memorable shopping experience. We carry 200 various kinds of multi-firers that shoot up 50 to 70 feet. Lots of ground spinners and fountains available to entertain you. We carry more than 70 of the 500 gram grand finales in our inventories and you can see some of them on our special recommendations pages.

You can also buy assorted bags and boxes of fireworks ranging from $10 to $195 if you are in a hurry, or push a cart and make up your own purchase.

Each warehouse accepts traveler checks, Visa, Master Card or Discover.

See 21 samples of our products by name on this YouTube channel...

See 24 more samples of our products by name here!

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LOCATIONS

ALABAMA LOCATIONS
  • Robertsdale, AL 36567
    Southwest Corner, Exit 53, Interstate 10
    23983 County Road 64
    Phone: 251-947-8944
  • Cusseta, AL 36852
    Northwest Corner, Exit 70, Interstate 85
    6105 County Road 388; P.O. Box 92
    Phone: 334-756-6587

INDIANA LOCATIONS

  • ROCKET FIREWORKS
    Burns Harbor, Indiana
    Phone 219-787-8544
  • Porter, IN 46304
    1601 West US Highway 20
    (At exit 22B on Interstate 94)
    219-929-1045
  • Fremont, Indiana
    Phone:260-833-4572
  • Covington, Indiana
    Phone:765-793-8111
  • Richmond, Indiana 47374
    National Road East
    Phone 937- 437- 5214
  • Clarksville, Indiana 47129
    Phone 812-285-8845
  • West Harrison, Indiana 47060
    1882 Harrison-Brookville Road
    1-812-637-9444
MISSOURI LOCATIONS
  • Rockport, Missouri
    660-744-5324
  • Eagleville, Missouri
    660-867-3354
  • Lancaster, Missouri
    660-457-2118
  • St. Francisville, Missouri
    660-754-6008

SOUTH CAROLINA LOCATIONS

  • Blacksburg, South Carolina 29702
    570 Tribal Rd.
    North Side, Exit 104, Interstate 85
    Phone: 1-864-839-4900
  • Fair Play, South Carolina 29643
    200 W Fair Play Blvd.
    North Side of Interstate 85, Exit 2
    Phone: 1 (864)-972-7289

More About Us...

  • Each warehouse accepts traveler checks, Visa, Master Card or Discover.
  • Most warehouses are located close to truck stops for convenience of fueling and eating.
  • Each warehouse can recommend area eating and motels.
  • Truckers are very welcome, buses, and bikers also find plenty of parking.

For complete information, hours of operation, and more, visit each location's page from the main menu at top of page.

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