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    Did anyone attend the woodworking show this past weekend?

    How was the turnout? I hear that there were not very many vendors.
    Rolf
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    I didn't attend but if it is following the trend, there are fewer and fewer woodworking vendors and people are just not attending. The one in Baltimore is hanging on just by a thread I think.
    Last edited by will8989; 04-03-2019, 10:02 PM.
    Betty

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    • #3
      I was the WOOD sponsored woodworking show in Charlotte, NC this past weekend. The venders choices were terrible. A couple selling windows. A couple more selling gutter guards. Two more were selling flea market type tools. Still another was selling "snake oil" type glass cleaner. Yes there were a few "real" venders and clubs doing demos, including yours truly, but overall very disappointing.
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          I see that same trend with the what used to be true Craft Fairs. Those of us that make real crafts and sell them need to take advantage of that.
          Rolf
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          • #6
            in this area, shows are going back to true craft shows and not allowing Home party vendors or buy and sell. Of course their fees are quite high but the returns are worth it. A lot of good shows went down the tubes when they allowed Home party vendors and have not recovered. On the flip side, a lot of farmers markets only allow hand crafted work but farmers have first choice on spaces and then crafters. Ever do a craft show in a restaurant? I did in December and did quite well.
            Betty

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            • #7
              Hi Rolf,
              I was not able to attend the show this either. In respect to the growing lack of vendors, i.e. sales of tools and wood, I really believe that the internet ads and Amazon have a large impact on their sales at shows.
              JackM

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