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Thread: Price for Craft Show Booth???

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    Super Member Raggiemom's Avatar
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    I'm thinking about having a booth at a local craft fair in October. It's a 10x10 booth and the price is $50. If I want to borrow their tables, it's $10 per table. My husband thinks $50 is alot for a booth and pointed out I would have to sell quite a bit to make a profit with that kind of overhead. However, since things aren't really selling on artfire, I figure it's worth a shot to try and sell some things. Is $50 a reasonable price for the space and is it worth it to pay for their tables? I don't have any tables of my own but a friend says she has a couple which fold in the middle that I could borrow. I'm just trying to think of how much of a pain it will be to carry everything in.

    Thanks for your suggestions! :)

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    That is about the going price I pay and I do pay for a table for $10 I use to take my tables but it was really a hastle.Good Luck

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    I think it depends on what you're selling, and are there any "hot" items that might turn you a quick profit. And, are they doing a lot of advertising, so there'll be lots of foot traffic. The more traffic there is, the better your sales will be. Also, location of your booth; do you get to choose?

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    Super Member Raggiemom's Avatar
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    There is quite a bit of foot traffic at the show, I've attended it the last few years as a customer. This would be my first show. There is a fair amount of advertising. But no, I don't get to select my booth. They assign them. I can make a request but not sure what to request.

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    That is a lot cheaper than it is here...

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    In Wisconsin, it is nearly a hundred dollars now, just for the space.

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    Out here it can be well over a $100 per day and close/over $1000 for a few that run for long weekends :D:D:D

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    That is about the going rate in my small commuinty. My daughter tried craft shows for a while, she SOMETIMES made her booth rent and she shared the booth with a friend. Good luck.

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    Do you know anyone who could share the space/cost with you? That's what I'd try to do...good luck...Naomi
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    Oh, I have enough stuff for the booth. They do have people to help unload supposedly. I'm leaning towards doing it :)

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