Chosing shows can be a double edged soared. If you chose to go with booth fee that can mean fees from $100 to $1500 and add jury fee $25 to $100 and none refundable and if the promoter dose their job and it's a great show we all smile. Now let's talk reality you will never get the jury fee back and you need to sell a lot if the booth fee is high and than add Mother Nature into the mix and now your possibly running at a loss and that's not taking into account your costs for time and travel and possibly lodging. So let's talk about that other show,jury fee nonrefundable no booth fee but 10 15 percent of your sales if the promoter did their job both you and the promoter smile if he didn't you both feel the pain and with respect to Mother Nature you lose but not as much and the promoter loses a little bit. The one thing I look at is to chose the shows that I can be sure I am not losing to much. Because I hate to have to add in product loss like tent,displays and the worst my art.
So which is the best way to go when Chosing shows. I guess you go with your gut and pray.