The purpose of the Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas, otherwise known as PAT, shall be to promote and encourage safe, legal and artful pyrotechnic design, construction, operation and enjoyment in Texas through training, demonstration and exchange of information.
I'm considering dates for fall Pyrofest. I'm currently considering late September or October. Definitely not during sky wars, ozfest(builder event in ozarks), and Chris Stacy's event. Are there other scheduling conflicts I need to avoid? ... See MoreSee Less
- Likes: 16
- Shares: 1
- Comments: 8
National Hobbit Day is on my birthday. (Pretty big event around my house!)😎
Looking forward to it
Current tentative options are sept 29-oct 1st or oct6th-8th
Sept 29-Oct 1 works for me
September 29 October 1st sounds good to me
Sept 29th to Oct 1 is good!
Sept 29-Oct. 1
PAT Spring Display, first 12 seconds are dark, because of the delay in the script. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow! That's awesome!
It was awesome. Looking forward to next year for sure!
Really wish the music had worked, but the display was gorgeous regardless! Loving seeing it again here with the soundtrack.
Thanks to those uploading videos and photos. Here is a link to allow members to download. Keep the videos and pictures coming. ... See MoreSee Less
Please Share Your Photos and Videos from Spring PyroFest.
... See MoreSee Less
We especially want video of the main display. James wants to make a video adding the music so everyone can see it with the sound that didn't play.
Springfest 1998!!! Recognize anyone!!??
Drone footage...I know it's out there...must have so I can edit in with fix camera footage AND the music 🙂
Builder shout out ... See MoreSee Less
I have a feeling we'll need more racks at fall fest.
It was my first time for any legit meet up. I'm inspired. Just bought some scrap titanium, bismuth trioxide. I'm going all in
Are you VP or how you rolling now?
I'd like to thank everyone that came out to spring pyrofest. I hope everyone had a good time. Big thank you to Carl for handling the permit, donating product and mortars for the 1.3g side of the display. Thank you JJ for helping on all aspects of the event and giving another great safety demonstration. Thank you to former El Presidenté Nick Sainz for helping sort out what needs to happen. Thank you to John White for another awesome shell building class. Thank you James Howard for that outstanding Blind display with 1.4g and 1.3g. Thank you Rex Nelson for hosting us and preparingthe site. A huge thank you to Robin Eaton for getting everything ready and helping out with everything. Thank you Ken Purcell for the back end support. Thank you to Chris Roth for the builder's Showcase and Walt Shires for the awesome BP competition. Thank you Brent Black for the charcoal making class. Thank you Betty Sainz for helping with registration. Thank you Greg Hebert for providing the audio equipment and helping out.
I know this is a long post, and it would be much longer if I had the time. I'm thankful to everyone that came out and everyone that helped make this happen. I appreciate everyone's patience with me as this was my first event as El Presidenté.
It was a great learning experience for me and I got to see what went well and where I can smooth things out. I look forward to squaring up the fall event and hope to see you all there.
-Jeremy Jandreau ... See MoreSee Less
Great job to everyone involved, thank you for putting on the event!
El Presidente in the wild! Enjoyed the fuel mine class.
Damn sorry we missed it! Hopefully the next time❤️
Bummed that I couldn’t make it. I’m a new member from the Austin area and was hoping to come and possibly meet any builders who live in the greater Austin area. My main interest is rockets. Hopefully I will make the next one!
More thank you's coming this week. Huge prop's to Carl & Steve from Big Boom Pyro for bringing their shoot trailer and product! And to James who skillfully & quickly incorporated it last minute into his great Pyrofest display on Saturday night! Hint...also camp near where James parks his Blackstone. ... See MoreSee Less
Son of a gun, didn’t know about the Blackstone… 😔 I’ll make up for this missed opportunity at Sky Wars…. Be ready James Howard All, Great job on the event this year. There was an “air of organization” that I hadn’t previously seen. Also, the builders showcase was fantastic!
The sausage was on point, plus James cooks bacon PERFECT! Shout out to Jeremy Jandreau for letting me crash at his cabin and shout out to Nemo Boss for putting Carlos Navarro and Carlos Bazemore in a cabin he had reserved. The cabins are rustic, but the company is Divine!
What was the deal with Topo Chico water? I saw everyone drinking them in all different colors. I got to know?
I am taking the plunge!
Words cannot describe the sheer competitiveness & high quality of insults with accusations of cheating that was the Pyrofest Black Powder Competition! Three fiercely fought Baseball Launching Competitions: Time in the Air, Accuracy, & Just Land in the Water (in high wind). Give 6-pyro's stop watches, just imagine...suffice to say that one competitive result was decided by Paper, Rock, Scissors! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to Walt and the guys for making the BP Baseball a staple event of PyroFest. Love seeing it at events and hearing about the shenanigans.
The forest may or may not have added a baseball to its inventory
PAT Builder's Showcase - Of course the Builders: Derrick, John, Chris, Matt, Walt, et al, deserve all the artistic credit. My deep thanks to Adam, Miguelito, & William for their help in setting up all the Showcase gear & Cobra's and muscling the 16" shells into tubes leading to safe launches. Y'all rock! ... See MoreSee Less
What a great time!
Loved the showcase. Can't wait for fall fest.
Already looking forward to the fall event!!!
Great job on setup. Made the showcase a stand out of the event.
Some pictures of a great bunch of new Members and old friends(Collin & Carlos squared) who setup the 1.4G/1.3G Main Display! Here's the crew that surmounted the mud on Saturday morning to load the 1.3G Shoot Trailer, which led to James Howard's magical display later that evening. "Magic Knot" & "MuxBird" - "This is the way!" ... See MoreSee Less
PyroFest Salute Crew!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Fire fighting at PyroFest. ... See MoreSee Less
Due to the price of gas and fuel fireballs have been downgraded for more efficiency…
Photos from Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas (PAT)'s post ... See MoreSee Less
Setting up at Nelson’s Fireworks in Caddo Mills today for Pyrofest starting on Friday. Rex & Robin, our hosts, have done a great job cleaning up the store & warehouse. John White has his Shell Building Class tables setup. Oh, Group Buy folks, come & get your 13 pallets of Spirit of 76 1.4G! - JJ ... See MoreSee Less
When was group buy??
We are going to miss being there this time! Have a great time making big booms!
2 shows this weekend. Y'all have fun!
Shell Building Class is setup!
James "not enuf cash" has unpacked the Cobra's!
On my way!
What time are the gates opening tomorrow
Packed and ready see yall in the morning. Who's bring donuts?
Nice, not sure about donuts. But, Robin is making coffee.
Have fun. Be safe. I'm picking up product this weekend or else I'd be there.
yay Firework season!
For the 1.4g display, James Howard will be running a blind shoot. This is a great experience for pyros looking for a challenge.
Ever want to see how to throw a 1.4g shoot together on a day's notice? This is that class. If interest, find James or Jeremy Jandreau at Pyrofest on Friday! ... See MoreSee Less
What fun! 🍿
... What is a blind shoot?
Do they try to script it or step fire?
For those arriving early on Thursday for PyroFest, we are starting at Noon. ... See MoreSee Less
What’s happening Thursday?
... See MoreSee Less
Congrats! Appreciate you taking on the task of herding the cats.
I plan to bring some CraigCo racks, some DR11 Mortar racks, and some Cobra gear for open shooting.
I will be bringing my sound system. Many of you have seen it in use there before.
Looking forward to it!!
The new El Prez 🙌🏼
John White is looking for two people who can operate wasps to wrap the shells after the class as John will be setting up for the showcase. ... See MoreSee Less
Can anybody do this? Does he need somebody with experience? I’m sure with experience would be preferred, just asking.
Last year a few people, including myself, helped run the wasps after class. I would be happy to help John again this year, but I will need someone who knows the whole process (i.e. John) to supervise and deal with the unexpected, since I am pretty new to the process.
... See MoreSee Less
Boom boom boom looking forward to it!
Well, I pulled the trigger! I'm coming to Pyrofest!
Will we have any vendors? Like selling pyrotools racks paper tubes mortar tubes?
Did the buyer keep the Nelson's name?
PAT Pyrofest - Event Guide: qr1.be/0UO5
I don't think I'll be able to teach a full blown class on gerbs . But if you're interested in making one catch me at my table and we'll build one. Also if your wanting to build a DVC or a helicopter. I am bringing some of my wings for those.
I assume the tickets haven't ran out. I bought 2 extra but my friends aren't going to be able to make it. don't want a refund or buy from me, just want to be sure everyone who wants to go, can.
PAT Builder's Showcase - Friday Night - April 28th
If you’d like to participate in the PAT Builder's Showcase, let Chris Roth firstname.lastname@example.org know by April 19th.
At a minimum, he will need your name, device size, and brief description of item.
If the member wants to add just a touch of personal info the audience would know “who” the name is a bit better.
Info such as:
- Where the maker hails from.
- How long has the maker be working in/making pyro.
- How long has maker been affiliated with the club.
- What type of pyro the maker enjoys the most.
- Etc. ... See MoreSee Less
Loved the builders showcase. This is a must from now on.
My apologies, but I uploaded the wrong schedule for the spring Pyrofest event. I changed the QR Code in the original post to the correct schedule. At the event we'll have the QR code so you can pull up the schedule and map on your phone and a few printed copies. ... See MoreSee Less
Can you email the schedule? I don’t have 2 phones to scan a QR code with my other phone!
Thanks for putting a schedule together this year!!!
PAT Spirit Group Buy!
Fellow PAT members,
It’s time to get the group buy going for the 2023 spring event.
This buy is open only to PAT members and must be picked up in person at the Spring Pyrofest in Caddo Mills.
Please find the price list here:
Let’s figure 10% for shipping and we’ll settle up any difference once the final total is known.
If possible, please use the spreadsheet. All you have to do is enter the order quantity and the spreadsheet will do all the math.
Payments can be sent via
Paypal or Zelle to: email@example.com
Venmo to @Chris-Stasey
Please fill out the name, payment address, and phone number information at the top of the spreadsheet (helps me track where to find the payment).
Order and Payment Cutoff will be April 15th, 2023 at midnight. Payments must be received before your order will be made.
Feel free to direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris ... See MoreSee Less
PAT_group_buy_pricelist_spring_2023.xlsxShared with Dropbox
Last day! Get those orders in!!! See you in Caddo!
Our sales rep at Spirit is out of the office until Tuesday. So…. I’m extending the deadline to get any orders in until 5pm on Monday, April 17th. Last chance! See you in Caddo!
The Schedule has had some changes made to it. Unfortunately I had uploaded the wrong one.
Schedule and map for the Spring 2023 PAT event ... See MoreSee Less
What is this?
I'm ready for spring pyro festival. Ive been waiting since it ended last year. To me this event is like WrestleMania but with fireworks.
Hard for me to read lol
During open shooting on Friday, can we set off some 1.4G Pro product? There are some items I would like to preview for this summer. It wasn't clear if the Maroon box was just for the official 1.4G display or if the B line should be used.
For the group buy and Spring Pyrofest schedule, check out ... See MoreSee Less
Pyrotechnic Association of Texasmake, shoot, chat about fireworks
This spring Pyrofest (April 28th-30th) will feature classes in shell building, making charcoal, BP, Gerbs, Fuel Mines, and Star Rolling. Rockets will possibly be on the table as well. There will be a 1.4g display put on by James Howard and a 1.3g Display by Mike Hudanish.
We will also have a BP competition and a member showcase of shells made by PAT members. ... See MoreSee Less
Do yall want me to bring my sound system? I'm definitely going.
Are y’all camping this year?
Shell building class with John White will start promptly at 10am on April 28th. If you intend to attend, please register at the event early enough. The class only has 20 spots available so make sure to be early. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking like another epic 16 in the works!!
Can I register now?
Wheres the next event?
Get Ready for the 2023 spring Pyrofest in Caddo Mills, TX. Some of the classes included will be shell building, Charcoal making, black powder, Fuel mines, and more. Schedule to be posted soon! ... See MoreSee Less
Any rocket builders coming? Let's get together and build some rockets. Thinking of a cheap and easy rocket like the Cohete rocket. I have the tooling does anyone else have the tooling. Maybe we can build a dozen each to have a small little rodeo of Cohete rockets.
Will there be a cost to joining?
Member showcase will be an opportunity for PAT members to individually display their homemade items or specialty commercial items (shells, rockets, mines, girandolas, etc).
Showcase will be coordinated by showcase committee consisting of: coordinator – Chris Roth, lead shooter – Jeff Jordan; sound/announcer – Walt Shires.
Showcase display will begin shortly after sunset on Friday night.
Items will be fired electronically.
Members may submit any number of items to showcase.
Members must submit size and description of item(s) to coordinator (Chris Roth) by April 19th to be included in showcase.
Guns, rocket rack, and firing system will be provided and arranged by lead shooter (Jeff Jordan).
Member participant (or their designee) must load their item(s) by 6pm Friday.
Shells will be shot in increasing order of size, and not grouped by member contributor. Specialty items (rockets, mines, girandolas, etc) will be prioritized by showcase committee.
Items will be announced with: member name, shell size, and description.
Participation in member showcase is not required to participate in Friday open shooting – open shooting will commence after member showcase. ... See MoreSee Less
How much just to watch? I'll be in Dallas this weekend
Jackie Jerrith Kemp
Our dear pyro friend & great long time supporter of PAT, Roy Ray Nelson, recently passed. Visitation is tonight, on Feb. 19, Funeral is tomorrow, Feb. 20th, details in the link. If you knew Roy, I encourage you to view his Tribute Video and post on his Tribute Wall on the linked site. - JJ
www.lucasfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Roy-Nelson-8/?fbclid=IwAR1OumGG0HZq4jC2z7t6rq8FArwsgnPUOWTJE... ... See MoreSee Less
Roy Ray Nelson - View Obituary & Service InformationShare Memories and Support the Family.
Wonderful kind man. He will be missed
My condolences to the Nelson family.
2023 PGI Convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin!
August 12-18, 2023 ... See MoreSee Less
BP Competition. ... See MoreSee Less
If it was a best mustache contest, y'all can stand down. Walt wins
This looks like so much fun!
Is there a certain granule size we should bring?
Sounds like fun!
Spring pyrofest is a go! April 28th-30th. Registration and getting your lanyard can be done starting at 10am on Friday. There's a quick meeting at 1030am to go over a few things. If you're new, please be there. You can pay for your membership and event fee at the event or at fireants.org
Edit: Location is Nelson's Fireworks in Caddo Mills, TX ... See MoreSee Less
Fireants.org | Pyrotechnic Artists of TexasWelcome to The Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas! The purpose of the Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas, otherwise known as PAT, shall be to promote and encourage safe, legal and artful pyrotechnic design, const...
At Rex’s place?
Hiya. Interested. Also interested in availability of the PGI Shooters class/cert in plano/DFW area. (Took it years ago)
See you then any collectors coming out this year?
Summerlin Community, Nevada, Tx. Phase III
Where do y’all normally stay if you do not live close enough to drive home?
Also, as part of the spring 2023 PAT event, there will be a BP class. The class will include making charcoal and go all the way through to both the ricing and corning methods. ... See MoreSee Less
There will be a BP competition at the upcoming PAT event. Bring your best BP and let's see who takes it. Rules so far are simple, must be made with the standard ingredients. Good luck! ... See MoreSee Less
Currently looking at scheduling the next PAT event for April 28th-30th in Caddo Mills, TX. If anyone is interested in volunteering for a 1.4g or 1.3g display, feel free to hit up PAT or Jeremy Jandreau. Still sorting classes etc., but Black powder, rockets, and fuel mines are definitely on the table. If you're interested in giving a class or want to see something specific, feel free to reach out. More details to come as things get more nailed down. Will also start posting info on talk.fireants.org in the coming weeks. Thank to everyone in advance. ... See MoreSee Less
Nooo I can't make that weekend 😭 it's been too long since I've had some pyro in my life
What do yall have planned for classes
What kind of rockets classes are we having?
Just dropped today:
www.hulu.com/series/house-of-grucci-7c8dac8a-8480-4f29-8a6d-da7821a15aec ... See MoreSee Less
https://www.hulu.com/series/house-of-grucci-7c8dac8a-8480-4f29-8a6d-da7821a15aec“America’s First Family of Fireworks” has been lighting up the night skies and adding sparkle to our celebrations for over six generations. Now, the Grucci family is opening its doors, inviting ...
We watched episode 1 before lunch - nice 🙂
Our member would like some critique of his first display. Go ahead and share some pointers and tips. ... See MoreSee Less
This content isn't available right nowWhen this happens, it's usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it or it's been deleted.
Happy New Year PAT Members!
youtu.be/x7argr-tYMw ... See MoreSee Less
Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas (PAT) Happy New Year!
Happy new year!!
Merry Christmas! ... See MoreSee Less
if there is any interest a guy in Corpus is selling some 20in stainless steel spheers , Passfire and Fireworking have instructions on converting them into a Star roller, says he has 20 of them check the Marketplace on FB and you can find more infor if anyone wants one having a star roller makes it easy to make buckets of different stars.
www.cobra-con.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
1.3G Pro Am Entry, Team IPC with Coach Timmy! ... See MoreSee Less
Sky Wars - time to fill’er up! ... See MoreSee Less
I think they could use a few more
That ground must be solid.
Huge day today!!! Big thanks JJ and Carl S on the permit issues. Thanks so much Jed for all the mowing and letting us use the land. One day till the start of PyroFest. ... See MoreSee Less
PyroFest starts Thursday!!! Bring chairs. ... See MoreSee Less
What time Thursday should we get there
At skywars. Sorry to miss this one!! Will be having a blast 💥 north..
PGI 2023 in Appleton, WI ... See MoreSee Less
Wisconsin International Raceway, Inc.Special events include Jet Dragsters, Nostalgic Drag Cars, the Eve of Destruction, the Dixieland 250 and the State Championship Red, White and Blue Series drawing stock car racers from around the coun...
Are they allergic to the south?
Check out a prototype PAT hat. PyroFest here we come!! ... See MoreSee Less
Can't wait!! Hey, is anyone going to be doing 1.3 sign offs?
i HATE that we are not going to be able to make it this event.. just not feasible.. sounds like its stepping it up a couple of notches... Wonderful job by Nick Sainz and the entire PAT team! thank you guys.. hope to make the next one
Pyro Chem Challenge:
Name the two unlabeled chems below. ... See MoreSee Less
Pumpkin Spice? It is the season for it.
Is that yellow cake on the right? Hahahah
New lanyards in for PyroFest! ... See MoreSee Less
Stars are all rolled!! Just have to prime them tomorrow. PyroFest just around the corner!!! ... See MoreSee Less