About Us

The Empire State Arms Collectors Association Inc. is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1964 as the “Empire State Firearms Association, Inc.” and operated under that name until 1980 before changing to our current name.

As an organization, it is our duty to its members to organize and put on the Rochester, NY Gun Shows as well as support firearms collecting and the shooting sports.

Between 1964 and 1974 our gun shows were held at various local establishments.  From 1974 to 2013, all shows were held at the Monroe County fairgrounds/Dome Arena & Minett Hall.  For the 2013 year shows were held at Rochester Tech. Park (bldg. 4).  Shows returned for a short time to the Dome Arena before moving to their current and permanent location at the Hemlock Fairgrounds in Hemlock, NY.

Currently, the ESACA holds its gun shows every June and September.

Board of Directors

President: Bernie Lusk
Vice President: Dave Wells
Secretary:Karen Lusk
Treasurer: Tom Miller

Craig Adamson
John Batzold
Alan Batzold
Al Hanggi
Jim Ingerick II
Jim Ingerick III
Paul Martin
Brian Dudley
Bill Verhagen
Dick Zeusler