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Old 02-18-2010, 12:03 PM
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Is there admission fee to the Fishermans Swap Meet?
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:39 AM
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Here is the info:
The 32nd Original Fisherman's Swap Meet and Boat Show
Category: MiscellaneousAdmission: $5 Adults, Children 12 and under are free
Buy, sell and trade new and used fishing products and boats. There will also be fishing resorts at the show, lure making seminars and fishing seminars.
Event Days:
February 27, 2010
09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
February 28, 2010
09:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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4-H Exhibits Building
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Denny Farrell 515/967.9778
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:06 AM
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O.K. Thanks.

The next craft shows (for 2010) put on by Callahan Promotions, Inc. and to be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industries Building are: February 26 - 28th, September 24 - 26, and December 3 - 5.
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Anyone going to the February 26 - 28th craft show? I can't wait.
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I am planning on it!! There is also the Fishermans Swap Meet going on down there during that same time -- it is normally in the 4-H Building.
What did you think of the craft show, Mis5c3d?

Any 'craft' that impressed you?

I liked the spice racks that were on those lazy susans.

I heard Callahan is really starting to crack down on crafters that aren't selling things that they make themselves and also on vendors that don't have a license to sell logos.

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Old 03-01-2010, 11:58 AM
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50201,
I didn't think it was too bad -- I went on Sunday and it seemed like they were missing a few vendors.
Nothing impressed me too much - most of the stuff I had seen before. One thing that I thought was kinda neat and I hadn't seen before were the night lights they had that you could change the picture in and they had tons of images to choose from.
I missed seeing Harold Kentner that does Hand crafted wood items out of Osceola - I LOVE his jewelry boxes and heart shelves and the other wood crafts he makes.
I had to buy some catnip mice from the nice man I visit EVERY Time I go to the Varied Industries Craft Show as my cats LOVE those mice and constantly loose them.
I think the lazy susan spice racks are kinda cool too.

I saw flyers for the big craft show they USED to have at Vet's Memorial Auditorium and then the Events Center for two years after that and then all of a sudden they just quit having them -- I am still missing that show. They screwed up and had it the same time as a cars show the last year they held it (both in the same area) so only 1/2 the vendors could come and the car show part was pretty dumb.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:05 PM
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So do you have a favorite craft show? Or do you think the Des Moines Callahan is the best?
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:25 PM
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My favorite is actually the one in Nevada. The second best would have been the one they used to hold at Vet's till they ruined it - so now second best is probably the Callahan ones at Varied Industries. I hear the Ankeny craft show is really good to, but I have never been able to attend that one.

What about you, 50201?
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:44 PM
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I've only been to Adventureland's, Callahan's in Des Moines, and the Nevada craft show.

I want to try out a few more before I pick a clear winner but I would have to say that Callahan's is my favorite IF they didn't charge admission.
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The second best would have been the one they used to hold at Vet's till they ruined it
How did they ruin the one at Vets Auditorium?

When is it?
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:37 PM
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I forgot to mention that Greene County had a nice craft show this past weekend called the Red Barn Craft Show. $2 admission.
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:13 PM
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There is a craft fair this weekend at the Iowa State Fair grounds put on by Callahan Promotions. If it is anything like the one I attended last year put on by the same company it will be worth the visit. Lots of vendors, and good quality products. Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday. Plan to check it out for early Christmas shopping....!
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