Can you help me out with a few quick questions? I’d love to hear what you think!
Do you like a one-day show better or a two-day? Why?
Does this depend on whether it is in town or out-of-town?
Are you more apt to travel to another city for a show if it is a one-day (fewer days on the road, less $ for hotels) or a two-day (more opportunity to sell!)?
Does indoor vs. outdoor influence whether you like a one-day or two-day better?
Considering the current economic situation, would you be more prone to participate in a one-day (fewer hours to sell) or a two-day (more expensive vendor fee)?
I’m pondering my show schedule for the year and looking into some different markets. I got to thinking about how much I love Renegade because it is a two-day show -AND- how much I love Crafty Bastards because it is a one-day…um, yes I know those are conflicting feelings!
Shoppers, how about you? Do you like a one-day market or a two-day better? Why?
Thanks for your opinions!
Well I like two day shows if they are indoor, because I feel my stuff is more safe to be left overnight
For out of town show I would say it depends on what type of crowd were taking about, if 20,000 people are expected in two days vs 2,000 I think it worth while to do a 2-day show. In the end with not knowing how the buyers are going to react with the economy the way it is, I’m looking for show that I feel will be cost effective i.e. closer to home, lower booth fees or a city were a friend lives who’s sofa I can take over for a night.
Hope that helps
We can’t travel for a one-day show unless we’ve heard amazing things about it – and there are very few shows that fall into this category. Even shows that we’ve personally done that were 1 day shows were far better in 07 than in 08 due to the economy. So as of now, we are not inclined to do a one day show.
Also 08’s weather really, really sucked. Every 2 day show that we had outdoors, at least one of the days it rained. Torrentially.
SO, 2-day, indoor (even if it has to be a smaller space, eek??) is preferable. Plus we like to stay set up overnight and it’s tough to do so outdoors. (as in, ridiculous to leave your merch out – you can get away with leaving displays, usually, but not much else!)
Also, PLEASE plan around Renegade!! We have been wanting to do the ICE show forever, because we have friends in the ATL, but it is always during Renegade!!
Truly, honestly, I think almost everyone wishes the one-days were two-days, especially if they are good shows.
One Day…as vendors, I just don’t think we’d have the energy to do two days in a row! As shoppers, we’d blow our entire budget on the first day…
well… i can say that the BBB will never be a two day fair.
that said, i would prefer to do an indoor two day fair if i had to travel.