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Booth prices @ King Richard's?
« on: June 19, 2010, 09:53:11 AM »
Elsewhere someone was saying that a booth at King Richard's was for sale for $500,000. I replied that I could see maybe $50K based on what I know of the prices for large booths at MNRF. But he swears is sources are good. I find it pretty hard to believe, anyone familiar with the booth costs there?

I asked what the size of the booth was and what had been sold out of it, but haven't seen a reply since I just posted it this morning.
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Re: Booth prices @ King Richard's?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2010, 10:03:42 AM »
Elsewhere someone was saying that a booth at King Richard's was for sale for $500,000. I replied that I could see maybe $50K based on what I know of the prices for large booths at MNRF. But he swears is sources are good. I find it pretty hard to believe, anyone familiar with the booth costs there?

I asked what the size of the booth was and what had been sold out of it, but haven't seen a reply since I just posted it this morning.

Sounds almost like what a whole faire would cost, if it's on leased land.  If they're selling property too, then a Ren Faire could be in the $Millions.
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Re: Booth prices @ King Richard's?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2010, 10:16:03 AM »
That was part of the person's question. He couldn't believe a crafter would pay that much for a booth on land the fair doesn't own. But I explained that is the way most of the large fairs work, the crafters build or buy the permanent booths and pay for the upkeep.

-But $500K?? That's pretty unbelievable. The median average home price in MD is only $346K
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Re: Booth prices @ King Richard's?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2010, 10:58:34 AM »
That was part of the person's question. He couldn't believe a crafter would pay that much for a booth on land the fair doesn't own. But I explained that is the way most of the large fairs work, the crafters build or buy the permanent booths and pay for the upkeep.

-But $500K?? That's pretty unbelievable. The median average home price in MD is only $346K

I guess if it's a multi-unit Food Court "Booth", with the restaurant-grade appliances included, it could be $500K.
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Re: Booth prices @ King Richard's?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 06:09:35 PM »
I'm pretty sure there is know way that can be right.  When the company i worked for there last year was looking to buy a booth it was a pretty good sized live in booth for 16K. 

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Re: Booth prices @ King Richard's?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 07:13:20 PM »
Yeah, I bounced it off a different group where someone thought permanent booths at big fairs go for upwards of $200K. I've been crafter at MNRF since 1995 and don't recall of anything over $40,000 at MNRF. There are a handful there that would go for more due to their size/location, but nothing that would sell for over $100K -especially in this economy.

It certainly is a really big investment to buy a booth at a "hard fair"* but there seems to be some exaggeration of the costs that is floating around out there.


*A "soft fair" is only tents and temporary structures
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Re: Booth prices @ King Richard's?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 11:30:48 PM »
I have an idea... how about you just contact them and ask... can't hurt :)
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Re: Booth prices @ King Richard's?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2011, 09:18:46 AM »
I just sold a booth at king Richards for 12k
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