View Full Version : Cost to vend?

03-23-2007, 01:16 PM
Hey guys,

I am wondering how much does it normally cost to vend at a show? I talking space, booth, supplies, time... EVERYTHING! Don't leave out any detail!

Thanks so much. -Tyler

03-23-2007, 01:31 PM
That really depends on the show, it's location, etc...

Things to consider:

Cost of vendor space
Hotel room
Extra Union fees for whatver they can think of
tables, chairs, carpet
food while at the show
time away from work

I am sure there are more.

03-23-2007, 05:47 PM
Whats Drayage? And I would most likely set-up myself... F*CK unions. -Tyler

03-24-2007, 11:11 AM
Anyone? -Tyler

03-24-2007, 12:43 PM
Drayage is the cost they charge you to move your stuff from the loading dock to your vendor space.

03-24-2007, 03:20 PM
If the show is union controlled, you do NOT get a choice of union or non union moving. Or ANYTHING involving your booth...

03-26-2007, 05:29 PM
that is the exact reason I will never booth at Transworld. I will not booth at a show where you have to pay someone to plug a light in, or hook up an air line.

At Ironstock it costs us about $1000 with gas, hotel, booth space.

At MHC it will cost us about $1500 for all that.

At Hauntcon about $2500.

All these are for two booth spaces though. If your only getting one it would be less. Ironstocks booths are $50 ea, mhc $225, and Hauntcon 600-800 approximately.

03-26-2007, 05:30 PM
I keep forgetting to log in. It use to make you. Above post was from me.

03-26-2007, 05:39 PM
Thanks for the info... Yeah, screw those guys! I'm not going to pay someone to plug a light in!

Thanks guys, keep it coming. -Tyler

Jim Warfield
03-26-2007, 07:34 PM
But they might be REAL good at screwing in a light bulb, if they are very small fairy-like creatures, that is?
"How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?"
(How many pinheads can stomp on an angel?)

03-26-2007, 10:29 PM
Jim.... you always make me laugh! -Tyler