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Hyde Park or Downtown Sarasota and Mayfaire? I'd welcome any advice on these..

I am looking for a show the last 2 weeks in March and didn't see much in the show reviews about either, I'd love it if anyone could give me some feedback or suggest another one for this time period in March in Florida. I also wondered about "Mayfaire by the Lake" in May, it looks very interesting. I,m a potter live in FL so none of them are all that far for me. Thanks in advance, Jackie 

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Comment by Geoff Coe on January 14, 2013 at 11:04am

I've done only Hyde Park.  I don't do it any more, as sales were going steadily downhill.  You can read my review here.  As you'll read, it's a very "urban" setting, lots of 30-ish customers compared with the rest of Florida.  If your stuff is targeted toward that demo you might do fine. 
Haven't done either of the others.  You might want to look at Englewood (Google it).  It's March 23-24.  I think Nels Johnson recently blogged about it.

Comment by Jacquelyn Zajac on January 14, 2013 at 11:50am

Thanks so much Geoff, I will try Nels, have a great year! Jackie

Comment by Linda J Bean on January 18, 2013 at 1:18pm

Hi Jacquelyn,

I did the Mayfaire by the Lake last year and have applied for the show again this year. I like it. It is a long-standing tradition in Lakeland for people to take their Mothers to the show to pick out a Mother's Day gift. So people really do go there to buy. In addition the show has a nice setting around a lake with beautiful waterfowl, including swans.

All the best!


Comment by Alison Thomas on January 18, 2013 at 2:41pm

Just be prepared for heat and wind.


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