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Topic: Carbondale Mountain Fair - Should I participate?  (Read 811 times)
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« on: February 10, 2005 02:31:52 PM »

I am going home to Colorado for the summer - and the big craft fair there is the Carbondale Mountain Fair. I've checked out the information, and normally a 10x10 booth costs $350. The fair runs for 3 days and they claim it attracts upwards of 20,000 visitors... it is also "juried". $350 is far beyond my budget - so I emailed the coordinators of the fair asking if they had any discounts for students/locals. Turns out, as a local (well, former local) I could share a booth with another local artist for $100 plus 15% of sales.

I'm not very experienced when it comes to craft fairs - I've only done one small one before. I'm debating whether or not to participate in this one. Is the $100 + 15% a good deal? Would it be worth my while? It sounds like a huge fair with tons of people and high end goods (which is good - I found at my last fair my stuff was considered "ridiculously expensive"). Any advice/suggestions? Anyone participated in this fair in the past? Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005 11:10:30 AM »

Yeah! Carbondale Mountain Fair!!  OK, so this is way, way too late and I've never participated in the fair but, I've been to the fair many times when I lived in the valley and when I've been back visiting!  I think sharing a booth there for $100 + 15% is a great deal!  That's for all three days? There's always a lot of people there but unfortunately I'm not sure if they were the buying type.  Have fun if you go!!

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