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Old 06-16-2008, 09:42 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Everyone seems to be saying that fireworks are legal in VA but I am confused.... I went to school in VA and I spent much of my young life in VA and I was always under the impression that they were illegal there. I have always known that they were legal in SC. Someone enlighten me.
I don't know if it's legal to use them in VA, but I have bought them there.

I could tell you some funny stuff about getting fireworks but it would be too far afield. I'm trying to answer the "cheap" part of Lemur's question.

It's been awhile, but I remember paying a fraction of the Carolina prices on the list that I was sent.

 
Old 06-16-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Ballantyne - Endhaven Communities
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I don't know if it's legal to use them in VA, but I have bought them there.

I could tell you some funny stuff about getting fireworks but it would be too far afield. I'm trying to answer the "cheap" part of Lemur's question.

It's been awhile, but I remember paying a fraction of the Carolina prices on the list that I was sent.
Perhaps a fireworks ban of some kind is new, but I have never seen a fireworks store in Virginia. I spent much of my childhood in Fancy Gap, VA which is right on the NC VA border in the mountains, and driving down the various highways that go across the state line, there were plenty of Lotto stores and advertisements just over the border (before NC had a lotto), but never fireworks. Perhaps you have to have a permit?
 
Old 06-16-2008, 09:55 AM
 
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Perhaps a fireworks ban of some kind is new, but I have never seen a fireworks store in Virginia. I spent much of my childhood in Fancy Gap, VA which is right on the NC VA border in the mountains, and driving down the various highways that go across the state line, there were plenty of Lotto stores and advertisements just over the border (before NC had a lotto), but never fireworks. Perhaps you have to have a permit?
These places are in northern VA, near Harriisonburg, & in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry, but on the VA side of the border. I haven't been in years, but have neighbors who go every year.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Ballantyne - Endhaven Communities
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These places are in northern VA, near Harriisonburg, & in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry, but on the VA side of the border. I haven't been in years, but have neighbors who go every year.
That is interesting, I am definitely going to look into that.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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That is interesting, I am definitely going to look into that.
I can''t explain it, but it''s the worst kept secret around here. It''s discussed in reports on the Philly newscasts.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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That is interesting, I am definitely going to look into that.
It might be a county thing. Retail Sale & Use of Permissible Fireworks (http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/prevention/fireworks/fwretail.htm - broken link)
 
Old 06-16-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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That is interesting, I am definitely going to look into that.

I lived in Mecklenburg County, VA- 2 exits up on I85, and ground type fireworks were not only legal, but sold at Walmart. I dont recall ever seeing any big places or roadside stands though. I think some city governments banned them, throughout VA.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Ballantyne - Endhaven Communities
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I lived in Mecklenburg County, VA- 2 exits up on I85, and ground type fireworks were not only legal, but sold at Walmart. I dont recall ever seeing any big places or roadside stands though. I think some city governments banned them, throughout VA.
Ahh, that may be the case then. I am going to ask some of my friends from VT that live in and around VA and see what their perception of the law is. And, next time I am at Wal Mart, I am going to have to check for them!
 
Old 06-16-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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You can buy pre-packaged fireworks at the grocery stores here & at Costco. The ones I saw had fountains & mortars in them.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 05:39 PM
 
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You can buy pre-packaged fireworks at the grocery stores here & at Costco. The ones I saw had fountains & mortars in them.
Yeah, I was going to ask, but for fear of asking a stupid question...

If fireworks are illegal, what's the packaged stuff I've been seeing at Target, Harris Teeter, Wal Mart, etc etc?
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