In this blog I want to address this issue of “Who will man the booth”.
So I have identified 10 Craft Shows that I want to go and walk around to see what it is all about and learn more. I have intentionally selected larger Craft Shows – most of which are Juried – on purpose. Some are 2 day shows and some are 3 day shows. The only down side to all of this is 3 of them are on the same weekend. I should be able to see all 3 in one day but it will be some traveling.
So this made me do some thinking. Who will man the booth? I thought of a 2 day show. Most start about 9-10 am and go until 5-9 pm on day 1. Day 2 usually starts about 10 am and ends at 5pm. If I try and do the show alone then I have the issue of what do I do when I have to “take a walk”? Who will man the booth? Do I quickly “Shut the booth down” – go do my walk and then “Open the booth back up”? Will I get really tired and really struggle to make it through the second day?
So I am talking with some family to see what interest there is with any of them to see if they want to sell some of what they make and in return help to man the booth and pay a portion of the costs involved. So – if others are reading this and have done shows (or have heard comments from others) what do you do about “Who will man the booth”?
Just to let you know (as if anyone really cares – but this is good for me to put down on paper what I am finding out) I have the first show I am thinking of going to this weekend. It is about 2 hours away from me in area I have not been to so I am interested in seeing the area and the show. That should be my next post.