Stu understands, I have owned retail stores and confirm that being in the business is an easy way to insanity and/or deep depression. There is no figuring the public. A big problem with shows is that they are called "shows". People go often just to look. And, I must confess that my wife and I do that on occasion. We'll walk through just to look at the interesting stuff and kill time. I go to every gun show that comes to town even though my gun acquiring days are past and my budget is now directed more to tools. Maybe if they were promoted as craft "markets" the attitude might change. I have asked those who do shows regularly what sells and the common thread is items under $20.00. That leaves out fancy bowls and my $60.00 to $200.00 pens.
"Folks is funny critters."
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire