Alabama’s Original and Best Record & CD Show

The Alabama Record Collector’s Association’s 43rd Annual Record & CD Show will be held on Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 at the Gardendale Civic Center in Gardendale, AL.

Dealer – Please read this carefully:

Gardendale is a Birmingham suburb located just a few miles north of Birmingham, and the Civic Center is about a mile off of I-65 Interstate highway with easy access and plenty of FREE parking.

The address for the Civic Center is: 857 Main St., Gardendale, AL. We will be using the gym area which is located just inside the main entrance. Also, this is a non-smoking facility. You must smoke outside, away from doorways.


All tables are 8-foot and are $75 each, if reserved and paid for by February 15th, 2024!

We always give returning dealers first choice, but if payment is not received by February 1st, then we will have to go to someone on the waiting list. If payment is received after that, you still may receive a table — if a table is still available.

Tables that are not paid for by February 15th will not be rented and delivered to the hall, so Payment on arrival will not work!

Bring your own table covers, if desired!!

We must completely vacate the hall by 7 pm on Saturday after the show ends!!


There is a total tax rate of 10% that every dealer is responsible for, which includes the state of Alabama (4%), Jefferson County (2%) and the city of Gardendale (4%). This is an honor system; no one will check your books. You will be provided three separate envelopes, to cover each jurisdiction, before the end of the show in which you must show your sales amount and then put the appropriate tax amount in each envelope. We will provide any further instructions when the envelopes are distributed and will collect the completed envelopes and deliver them to the taxing authority. You must turn in all three envelopes. Please do not leave the show until your sales taxes are paid. This must be done before you leave.

Call first to reserve tables before sending payment!!

Dealer Contact: Mark Hooton. To reserve tables or if you have questions, call or text Mark at (256) 874-6498, weekday evenings before 10 pm CST, and all day until 10 pm on weekends. Leave a message if he’s not available with your name, phone number and the number of tables wanted, and he’ll get back to you. You can also email Mark at:


After you’ve made your reservation with Mark, you MUST complete the accompanying ‘Dealer Agreement’ and sign it. Mail it along with your payment to:

P.O. Box 361443
Birmingham, Al 35236

Make check or money order payable to ARCA.

You may also pay thru PaypalSee Button Below

Bootleg Material: Please DO NOT bring bootleg material of any type into this show!!!

Show Schedule

Friday, March 1st Saturday, March 2nd
Setup: 8 AM – 10 AM Show hours: 9 AM – 5 PM
Early-Birds: 10 AM – 1 PM
Show Hours: 1 PM – 7 PM

Nearby Hotels & Motels

** Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndam
850 Odum Road
Gardendale, AL 35071
Best Western 
842 Thompson Street
Gardendale, AL 35071
Fairfield inn & Suites
1795 Morris Avenue
Fultondale, AL 35068
Hampton Inn
1716 Fulton Road
Fultondale, AL 35068
La Quinta Inn  & Suites
1207 Boots Blvd
Fultondale, AL 35068
Baymont Inn & Suites
1733 Fulton Road
Fultondale, AL 35068
Holiday Inn Express
1701 Main Street
Fultondale, AL 35068
Comfort Suites
1325 Old Walker Chapel Road
Fultondale, AL 35068
Days Inn
616 Decatur Highway
Fultondale, AL 35068
Home2 Suites by Hilton
3289 Lowery Parkway
Fultondale, AL 35068

** Notes:  ARCA has made arrangements with Microtel Inn & Suites to provide a special $89/night reduced rate for ARCA Dealers.  When you call the local number, be sure to give them our name and the event at the Gardendale Civic Center to get that rate.

Restaurants:  There are many restaurants near the Civic Center, including sit down restaurants and fast food. Several are on Fieldstown Road.

Important Documents and Links

2024 – Dealer Letter

2024 – Dealer Agreement


Please use the button below to pay your dealer fees through Paypal.

Dealer Tables