Theo wrote:No no no no... I mean what it would cost us to have a spot at the State Fair. THAT is $$$pendy.
I agree with Theo...but with a caveat.
It might be worth looking into, because they are VERY poor at specification on the website about what they really
mean by their price points (i.e., is this in the big buildings, or one of the smaller ones that are full of little organizations and groups, or out on the midway, or what? Or different price points for different locations?)
That all said, if our "booth" was a six-foot table with something set up behind it, that would cost us $360, and only if we agreed not to sell ANYTHING. They charge by the "front-foot", which is a single foot of width to the space. They don't specify what the depth of the space is; my recollection from the Sierra Club booth last year is that it is about 6-8 feet.
Here comes the caveat: when Theo and I talked, I was talking about a 10-foot wide booth. At $60 per front-foot, that's pretty cha-ching, right? But now, considering a six-foot slot ($360), that's not too bad at all, for a space that (conservatively) 50,000 people will walk past in 10 days. It's April; the Fair is in August. That's about 16 weeks, give or take- we'd need to raise $25 a week to make it happen.
Be honest, now: how much, per week, at the TCMaker meetings, do we spend on beer, pie, and snacks? Can we not find 10 TCMakers willing to front $2.50 per week from now until August for that publicity?
I think the bigger question is, can we find 240 Maker-hours of booth-sitting time, assuming we want to try and have two someones at the booth for the for the full 12 hours (9-9, I think) of exhibit hall time for the full 10 days?