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shadojake
« on: May 01, 2014 10:08:37 AM »

On a production company that produces craft shows.  Has any here been a vendor with http://www.steinhauerproductions.com?

I would like the pros and cons of doing their shows?  How they were as producers?  Did their shows live up to what was promised?  Etc. Etc.
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Chris in VT
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014 04:37:11 AM »

I went to their website, and from that they look like a reputable promoter. But always take everything a promoter says with a grain of salt. I don't know how old the photos of the crowds are. Are they recent or were they taken in 1998? Who knows?

The show fees will eliminate a lot of applicants, so the ones who do apply are at a level where a $320 fee for a 10x10 space are serious about shows. I especially liked the dress code rule.

If I lived nearby I would definitely give them a shot.

Put your canopy frame in the booth, make a 3 sided display as they want you to do, spend the $40 for electricity, and hang your lights from the canopy frame. Make the booth nice and bright, or the customers won't even see you.
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shadojake
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014 04:55:18 PM »

Chris,

Thanks for your feedback.  In the meantime, I have heard from people who have vendored at these shows and they don't give good reviews.

The money for the booth is not an issue for me.  However, when I keep hearing the same things from several people who have no idea what the others are saying ... it's becoming a pattern.

However, I am coming across some other shows that have a long running history, they charge admission, and are big on hand crafted items---not buy/sell, all of which are things I am looking for.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014 04:11:17 PM »

I always choose a promoter that has a paid admission. Those are the customers that come to buy, not stroll around.
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shadojake
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014 04:58:34 PM »

I always choose a promoter that has a paid admission. Those are the customers that come to buy, not stroll around.

Yeah, that is one thing I have learned.  Over the last 16 months I have found that venues with a paid admission usually has a clientele that is willing to part w/money for goods.  They tend to be looking more for hand crafted items than buy/sell.  They can go to any department store and get buy/sell.

I have also learned that it's as hard/easy to set up for a 2 day event  as it is for a 1 day event.
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