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I apologize in advance for how stupid this question might be, but I’ve read all the discussion topics and I am still a little confused. 
I am a photographer who is looking to start participating in art festivals. I know I will need a booth, but I’m having a difficult time with exactly what that entails. All the sites I am looking at for canopies  have various other accessories to add on, and it seems like some of them are necessary, but I can’t tell which. 

Would someone be willing to give me a basic, detailed description of how the walls and canopies all go together and a list of what items are needed and what are helpful to have?

I don’t have anything right now but I have been saving up, so if there are suggestions as to companies to go with, I’d love some input. It will usually be just me or me and one other person to set up.

Thank you so much for your time and helping me out with this!

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Thank you so much! I will try and get off work for at least one of those days. I appreciate it

That is a good approach. Ask artists about their "packing", "loading" "dont' forget list" or whatever they call it. Some have been posted here in the past. 


I'm a photographer up in Michigan. Happy to talk with you about my experiences. Been doing shows for five years and learned a ton. Totally changed my setup, printing, exhibiting, etc. If you're willing to put in the work to do a show, I'm happy to share what i've learned.


Most of our shows are inside, although I have borrowed a canopy for outdoor shows.  I use grid panels to hang my photos.  There are a lot of accessories for these.  Various hooks, feet, connectors etc.  Check these out:


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