Questions

When/Where/How much is the show?
Is this a wholesale or retail event/what do wholesale buyers need to do?
How do I get there?
Is there parking?
Do you have a hotel block?
When/Where are the workshops?
How do I register for workshops?
What do I need to bring?
What do I need to do on site/do I need to sign in?
How do I become an Exhibitor?
What comes/doesn't come with a booth/table?
When is move in/tear down?
How do I advertise with Bead Fest?
How do I order tables/electricity/phone line?
Does the Hall receive wireless/phone service?
Where/when do I ship my freight?
What is the sales tax?

Answers


When/Where/How much is the show?
Bead Fest hosts three shows annually. The detailed show information can be found on each home page in the left column. Click on the show you are most interested in from the top navigation.

Is this a wholesale or retail event/what do wholesale buyers need to do?
Our events are open to the public and tend to be retail oriented. As such, prices marked by vendors should always be retail. There are qualified wholesale buyers who attend, but as there is no pre-registration/credentials checked at the door, it is up to each INDIVIDUAL vendor to (a) chose whether or not they wish to conduct wholesale transactions, (b) check the buyer's credentials to confirm that they are licensed for wholesale transactions, and (c) set their own minimums for such transactions.

How do I get there?
General directions, hotel and airline information can be found on the Hotel & Travel page fore each event.
Visit: Santa Fe Hotel & Travel page, Spring Hotel & Travel page, or Philadelphia Hotel & Travel page

Is there parking?
There is parking available at each event. Visit the Hotel & Travel page for detailed information for each event.
Visit: Santa Fe Travel page, Spring Travel page, or Philadelphia Travel page

Do you have a Hotel block?
Bead Fest has a host hotel for each location, with detailed information listed on the Hotel & Travel page for each event.
Visit: Santa Fe Hotel & Travel page, Spring Hotel & Travel page, or Philadelphia Hotel & Travel page

When/Where are the workshops?
Workshops are held throughout the event. Specific information for each event can be found by going to the Workshops pages.
Visit: Santa Fe Workshops, Spring Workshops, or Philadelphia Workshops

How do I register for workshops?
The easiest way to register is to utilize our online registration platform. When online registration opens you will easily find the link on the home page for each event.

What do I need to bring?
General supplies any attendee or student should bring include: water, to stay hydrated; sweater or fleece jacket, as the temperature within the halls and classrooms can fluctuate throughout the day; comfortable shoes - your feet will thank you at the end of the day; a rolling bag to store and move your stash of beads, tools and supplies.

Students will need to bring anything listed in the "Students are required to bring" section of the class description along with a task light and extension cord/power strip and a magnifier (for classes with small items) if you need them. This information will be on the workshop registration page as well as within your confirmation email.

What do I need to do onsite/do I need to sign in?
Be sure to print out your agenda from your confirmation email, this will detail the time and location of your workshop. Onsite, you can go straight to class! Your instructor will have your name on their roster. When you are ready to visit the expo stop by student registration and pick up your student badge. This will allow you access to the hall.

Your student button gets you free access to the Expo the entire length of the show.

How do I become an Exhibitor?
You can download a 2013 booth contract and submit it with yourdeposit.
If you have any questions you can contact Dana Groves (215) 510-0493.

What comes/doesn't come with a booth/table?
Our booths & tables come with one(1) table, one chair, a booth sign listing your company name, and a wastebasket.

You must purchase your own carpeting, electricity, telephone, internet and extra furniture.
Visit: Santa Fe Exhibitor Info, Spring Exhibitor Info, or Philadelphia Exhibitor Info

When is move in/tear down?
Move-In is traditionally the day before the Expo hall opens and Tear Down starts upon the close of the show. Detailed information can be found in our Exhibitors Section.
Visit: Santa Fe Exhibitor Info, Spring Exhibitor Info, or Philadelphia Exhibitor Info

How do I advertise with Bead Fest?
Exhibitors contact: Dana Groves (215) 510-0493
All other inquiries contact: Ashley Sostaric (513) 531-2690 x 11472 for more information.

How do I order tables/electricity/phone line?
All electricity, tables, and phone lines are ordered through the show decorator. Visit the Exhibitor section for each event to find all the detailed information and appropriate forms.
Visit: Santa Fe Exhibitor Info, Spring Exhibitor Info, or Philadelphia Exhibitor Info

Does the Hall receive wireless/phone service?
Most of our Halls have wireless capabilities. For specifics on each hall visit the Exhibitor section for each show.
Visit: Santa Fe Exhibitor Info, Spring Exhibitor Info, or Philadelphia Exhibitor Info

Where/when do I ship my freight?
All freight and packages should be shipped to the decorator. The convention hall will not accept packages and will return anything not shipped to the decorator. All required forms and information can be found in the Exhibitor section for each show.
Visit: Santa Fe Exhibitor Info, Spring Exhibitor Info, or Philadelphia Exhibitor Info

What is the sales tax?
Sales tax varies from state to state. Pennsylvania sales tax is 6%, New Mexico sales tax is 8.1875%