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#1 posted 08-13-2012 06:26 PM

Lumberjoe, I do craft and art shows full time. I used to do 40 a year but now have scaled it back to just 15.
I have paid up to $80 for a turned pen and I won’t look at one under $20, as I would consider it too cheap and not quality just based on the price.

Concerning your show, do not set your expectations too high. A $20 show is a very low end show, that attracts low end customers and not many at that. It would be a good one for getting your feet wet into the show scene. There are some great threads on here about doing shows. I would suggest reading some of them if you have the time.

Dusty2004: I consider a show bad if I do under $3k in a weekend. There are too many expenses plus my time to sit and make no sales. I could make more money at the shop by producing my in-house & wholesale orders.

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