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Melinda Hutton
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Tent advice requested

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Rabek Jun 19, 2016. 11 Replies

     I am getting ready to buy a new tent and have it narrowed down to a Trimline or a Showoff.  My sister thinks the steel framedTrimline would be better since it is heavier, but the Showoff has…Continue

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
A small show in Shawnee Mission, KS. ...can't even remember the name now.
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What are the best things about art fairs
The feedback and interaction between customers and artists.
Best show ever and why
Smoky Hill River Festival, Four Rivers Market, Salina, KS.
Excellent visual atmosphere, sales, treatment of artists, music, food and traffic.
Worst show ever and why
Sugar Mound Arts & Crafts Festival, Mound City, KS. ,,,Was 80 % "crafts" and I use that word loosely.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
An artist friend on facebook.

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Tent advice requested

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 9:50pm 20 Comments

Am in the process of purchasing a new tent and have it narrowed down between a Trimline and a Showoff.  Trimline is heavier (sturdier?) but more pieces...Showoff is aluminum (lighter) and has less pieces.  Any feedback is much appreciated!

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At 10:05pm on April 6, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

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