Where to buy sparklers?

sparklers flickr user derek key CCAR emails:

Sparklers and ground fireworks were legalized between June 1st and July 4th (and the week between Christmas and New Year's) in a bunch of counties in NY ... the only place I've found them for sale is out in Herkimer county, but they're legal in some local counties as well (Saratoga county, for example) ... web searches come up with nothing.
Any leads on where they're being sold locally?

As AR mentions, sparklers are now legal in New York State during those times of the year -- if the local county passes a law allowing them. Saratoga, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and many other counties have done so. An effort to get sparklers approved in Albany County in time for July 4 recently fell short.

We've yet to see sparklers for sale in the Capital Region -- even advertisements for them. But we're guessing there are multiple places that will be selling them.

So, got a suggestion for AR? Please share!

photo: Flickr user Derek Key (CC BY 2.0)

Comments

I just saw them being sold at the Target in Rensselaer.

I couldn't believe it when I saw it, but they have tons of them at the Target in East Greenbush, right up front near the registers.

I was at the Walmart in Glenville yesterday and there was an entire section of them right at the entrance.

Price Chopper in Glenville has a big display at the entrance.

No suprise Albany County dropped the ball on this one. Yet Schenectady, Saratoga, Rennselaer, Green, and Warren counties passed legislation allowing a patriotic right of passage. Way too much Nanny State governing yet again from Albany County. This is upstate NY, not New York City. Let Americans enjoy and celebrate their freedoms. This will also be a huge revenue loss for Albany County. People will buy them up in the other counties, then take them out of town to enjoy them as they leave Albany County for the up coming Fourth of July holiday. Party stores, hardware stores outside of Albany county are all popping up with sparklers, cone fireworks, tanks, and other reasonable safe & sane fireworks fun. Fun summer to be had, not if Albany County has its way though lol.

Thanks for the heads up, found plenty of them at Walmart and Target! Never would have thought to check there.

Glenville Walmart is much more than just sparklers...we were there this past week they had all types of fireworks for sale.

Plenty out there folks, saw them all over this past weekend at Walmart, Target, and Price Chopper, none of which though were in Albany county. Talked to store clerk at Walmart and they said their supplier will keep restocking as long they keep selling. Most of the items are of the low key variety like sparklers, snappers, but there are some amazing fountains which discharge lots of sparkling colors, whistles, crackles, and cool effects. Dont expect roman candles, firecrackers, sky rockets, or anything too high power. I am good with smaller safer fireworks currently offered, still gives everyone a safe way to enjoy some fireworks, no worries about the over zealous cops busting everyones chops, and the potential for serious injury from these fireworks is very minimal if people use in a responsible manner. I am tired of ignorant people ruining good things for those that play by the rules.

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