Jon Wayne Taylor Named CEO of The Texas Firearms Festival


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AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Texas Firearms Festival is proud to name Jon Wayne Taylor as the annual event’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr.Taylor is now responsible for the Festival’s day-to-day operations and its long-term future. “As Texas’s former Executive Director of Economic Development and Tourism, Jon has the skills we need to take the Texas Firearms Festival to the next level,” the event owners’ say. “More than that . . .

Jon is a Texas native and former Army combat medic. He’s a gun guy through and through. His passion for firearms and Americans’ gun rights perfectly embodies the spirit of this unique ‘come and shoot it event.” 

Taylor will work with Austin’s High Beam Events to produce the 2016 Texas Firearms Festival, scheduled for October 15 and 16th at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill. Taylor says the 2016 Texas Firearms Festival will be bigger and better than before.

“We’re adding five new shooting bays, more retailers, new VIP perks and an even better shooting and buying experience for the firearms community,” the freshly-minted CEO says. Most 2015 festival exhibitors, including IWI, FN, Kel-Tec and SIG SAUER have already committed to returning.”

There are still a few booth openings available. Tayor added, “We’re looking for a major manufacturer to exhibit at the premier 14-position pistol range and there are a few slots for shotgun manufacturers looking to repeat Kel-Tec’s success on the shotgun fields. The naming rights for 2016 Festival are also available.”

Manufacturers interested in securing space or sponsorship opportunities at the 2016 Texas Firearms Festival should email Jon at [email protected] or call him at 512-786-4931.

“I look forward to working with and welcoming exhibitors and ticket buyers to the 2016 Texas Firearms Festival in October,” Taylor says. “See you there!”


  1. avatar Jeff says:

    I don’t get TTAG’s obsession with this event.

    1. avatar Jeffro says:

      Because. Guns.

    2. avatar jwm says:

      I could be wrong but I believe ttag actually started this festival.

    3. avatar Sammy says:

      The owners of TTAG also own the festival

  2. avatar jwm says:

    Nice flintlock and dead thing. Dead thing looks tasty.

    1. avatar PerplexedPistolero says:

      Nothing like tasty dead things. Unless they’re tasty dead things that make good ornamentation.

    2. avatar jwtaylor says:

      Thanks. Blackbuck antelope. The tastiest.

  3. avatar LarryinTX says:

    My calendar says that is a Friday and Saturday. Is that correct?

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      D’oh! It is the 15 and 16th, text amended. That said we have something special planned for the 14th . . .

      1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

        I plan on making a multi thousand mile Journey, you have my email….feel free to send an invitation my way!

  4. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Can’t wait, me and a co worker are saving $ and vacation time! Congrats JWT

  5. avatar Ralph says:

    Congratulations to Jon and to The Texas Firearms Festival. This is a marriage made in, uh, Texas.

  6. avatar SteveInCO says:

    Congrats! I hope even more companies attend this time.

  7. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    I might live close enough to go to this next year. We will see.

  8. avatar ChiDog says:

    Very well played.

  9. avatar Jeffro says:

    Vacation requested. Personal days before and after requested. Permission from SWMBO granted. Money and 17 and 1/2 hours are all that stand between me and my attendance. May have to sleep in the car and wash up at a gas station, but I’m going to get there!

  10. avatar jwtaylor says:

    Thanks for the support folks, it’s going to be a great time.

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