For over 20 years, “Where The Shows Are” has been published in Edgewater, Florida. It is one of the most highly-subscribed to craft show listing publications in the nation.
Specializing in their Eastern Edition, “Where The Shows Are” lists over 7,000 craft show type events throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio and frequently even in the New England states. It is very comprehensive in scope and great for craft show businesses that want to expand and find out about more opportunities to merchandise their items.
Their website offers a free email subscription to receive some updates, a listing for the current month about upcoming shows complete with website links where available and a chance to peek at a sample publication.
In order to get the full benefit of what “Where The Shows Are” offers, ambitious craft show vendors would want to subscribe to the publication. While the current month’s show listings offer some contact information and website links, the publication you get with the subscription offers a crafter the ability to plan for shows way in advance, take advantage of early bird specials some promoters and venues offer and more. Using the free listings will also give you a monthly calendar and often times shows fill up or have deadlines that will have passed by the time you see them on the internet.
Subscribers receive access to a Subscriber’s Only area of the website in addition to receiving the printed publication in the mail. “Where The Shows Are” is published four times a year, quarterly, and the current subscription rate is $49.95 annually.
While this is an added business expense, it gives crafters wanting to expand their business and their show base the opportunity to plan far in advance and know what shows are available plus what shows are running concurrently in an area. That is also helpful knowledge. “Where The Shows Are” states it publishes approximately 1,500 shows in each edition, with over 7,000 available shows in their database annually.
Their printed publication gives full details from the show’s promoters or sponsors including cost, location, contact information with phone numbers, emails and website information where applicable.
Are you planning or promoting a craft show? “Where The Shows Are” offers all show promoters and sponsors the opportunity to list their show in their quarterly publication. The cost is $25.00 which you would pay and submit with the Show Listing Information Form you can download in pdf format from their website. This $25.00 fee will list your show in their publication from it’s earliest planning stages until the actual show takes place and allows you exposure to their readership to acquire additional craft show vendors. They publish events up to a year before they take place.
The publisher offers an easy to navigate website where all information is pretty much at your fingertips, that you can visit here. The site offers a Contact Us feature where you can direct any questions to them.
“Where The Shows Are” may very well be a valuable tool and it’s subscription a worthwhile investment to your new or growing craft show business.