My DH and I used to shop the big gift show in Atlanta for our Flower shop. I learned some very good ways to shop when going to that show. I now carry that with me at quilt shows. I think a credit card is best for purchases over 15.00. Some vendors will not take a credit card for purcheses under 10. I take a little cash. I have a tiny little purse on a long cord that I carry. My cell phone fits in it, my camera, credit card, drivers lis. and some cash. I keep it inside a tote or around my neck. Never carry a heavy bulky purse. The aisles are very narrow and full of people, and as stated above, you could put it down and loose it. I like to walk the vendors and take a few notes to things I want to purchase. I then go back and buy. I wish I was going with you..I have always wanted to attend the Pahucah show. Have a blast and pet the fabric for me..
Peace and Blessings