Last year I was thinking about applying to this show but I had other commitments for that weekend so I figured I'd apply this year. I was just checking out the application and the increase in booth fees took me a bit by surprise. I'd like to give this show a try but $425 seems a bit heafty from what I can tell about this show. Anyone else with experience at this festival? I'm an oil painter and I'd be traveling from Portland. What's the weather in Spokane like that time of year, any better than Portland :)? If I don't apply I may drive up this year and check it out.