ah-soy Posted October 19, 2007 Share Posted October 19, 2007 I used to do craft shows years ago, but haven't for a several years and am toying with an upcoming one at my neighborhood high school which still has space. It is well run by 3 sisters, has been around for a long time and is well known and attended (so they tell me). Specifics:Weekend before Thanksgiving; 2 day Sat. & Sun. show with set up Friday night (a plus)...Entry fee is $75 per 10X10 booth to be donated to the high school parent boosters (very good, both my kids graduated from this school )they provide the 'tax' umbrella with their business liscense so I don't need to worry about money, credit card processing, sales tax etc... just have everything tagged with my crafter number and price (a good thing I think)large city in a great location (good of course)!sounded great but when I read the contract I found that the organizers: retain 13% of my sales (I realize they must make a living too so am OK with that)in addition I must work for them (or find someone else to do so) 8 hours of the entire show OR pay an additional $75 so they can hire someone else to work in my place. Time out of my booth when I can't 'schmooze' my victims (I mean customers) and makes the cost double.I suppose this is the way many professional shows are run but am just looking for those who have done these types and what you feel the pros and cons are...I either have to quit making stuff or find a place to get rid of it 'cause I really don't have enough friends and family to 'gift' it too and I seem to be addicted to making stuff. Maybe I should just set up on a street corner, hang a shingle and keep a stun gun handy! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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