Thank you for your interest in The Whole Bead Show Inc®. We have produced bead shows across the United States since 1994 and are always looking for new and exciting additions.

In 2013 we hosted shows in Honolulu HI, Tucson AZ, San Jose CA, New York NY (Spring & Fall), Seattle @ Lynnwood WA, and Grass Valley CA.

We are currently reserving
booths for the 2014 & 2015 show years

OFFICIAL CONTRACT

  • 2014 Show Official Contract - anyone signing up for or already signed up for any 2014 show must fill this out. This includes the 2014 Web Permission Form, which gives us permission to put your product details online.
  • 2015 Membership Form - anyone signing up for or already signed up for any 2015 show must fill this out. This includes the 2015 Web Permission Form, which gives us permission to put your product details online.

Please fax or mail the official contract or membership form in. Without these forms, you will be unable to participate in any of our shows. We use the information on the 2014 & 2015 forms to list your company on our website and in any publications we do.

REQUEST FORMS, CONTRACTS & SUPLIMENTALS
Find the request form or contract for the show you want in one of the boxes below.

No space is held without payment.
Request forms and contracts are subject to approval and if rejected all monies will be returned.


October 17-19

Deadline to retain former space: 10/20/13


November 8 & 9

 


January 2-4

Deadline to retain former space: 1/5/14


February 21-23

Deadline to retain former space: 2/23/14


March 20-22

Deadline to retain former space: 3/23/15

 

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Send Forms To:
(530) 265-2776 Fax
PO Box 1100, Nevada City CA 95959

PAYMENT
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. We also accept checks or money orders, or cash (please don't mail cash).

INSTALLMENT PLAN
Please fill out a REQUEST FOR INSTALLMENT PLAN and send it in for approval. FINE PRINT: All shows need to be accompanied by a 30% deposit at the time of signing and a credit card* for payments. The balance will be broken into two or more payments and charged to the merchant’s credit card. All shows need to be paid off no later than 60 days before the first day of that show. All payments are non-refundable at any time. Subject to approval. *If your card declines, there is a 10 day grace period. If the payment is not made within the 10 days, payments plan will be cancelled and the full amount will be immediately due from the remaining payments.

ASSIGNING SPACE
We begin assigning spaces for the next year's show the last day of the current year's show, unless otherwise noted. All remaining spaces are assigned on a first come basis. New shows or new venues are assigned on a first come basis.

Updated May 19, 2014

The Whole Bead Show Inc®
PO Box 1100
Nevada City CA 95959
(800) 292-2577
(530) 265-2776 fax

Q&A

Q: Where do I find a show request form or contract?
A: Click on the Request Form or Contract link for the show that you are interested in.

Q: What is the difference between a request form, a contract, and a membership form?
A: For 2014 forms for individual shows are called Request Forms. In 2015 they are renamed to Contracts. For 2014 our rules and regulation form is called a Contract. In 2015 they are renamed to Membership Form.

Q: Do you accept checks?
A: Yes. We also accept money orders and cash.

Q: Are tables covered?
A: It depends on show, refer to the individual show memo that is online 30 days prior to the show.

Q: What time is set up?
A: It depends on show, refer to the individual show memo that is online 30 days prior to the show.

Q: Can we bring/buy extra table?
A: Extra tables are available at most of our shows. Refer to the individual show memo that is online 30 days prior to the show. Artisan booths are not eligible for extra merchandise tables, but do allow a small write-up table.

Q: Can you hold the space for me, and I will pay later?
A: NO. We do not hold space without payment.

Q: Where do I unload at the location?
A: Normally at front entrance, please refer to show memo

Q: Can I put up large displays?
A: Display/signs must stay within booth space, not out of/around it, and must stay within 18”x24”. Refer to official contract for more details.

Q: Are shows refundable if I need to cancel?
A: No. All payments are non-refundable. Please refer to show request form and Official Merchant Contract

Q: What is an Artisan?
A: Someone who makes the product they sell. They must make it with their own hands, and it must be made in the USA.

Q: Can I request a special place?
A: You can let us know of any preferences. However, please be aware that booth space is assigned on a first come basis when all of the applicant's paperwork and payment is received. We do our best to fulfill requests, but we don't make any guarantees.

Q: Can I ship my boxes to the venue?
A: Some venues allow boxes to be shipped directly to them, but you must refer to the memo for the show you are showing at for specific information. When shipping your merchandise always include the following: Company Name & Booth Space Number/s, arrival date, ATTN: Whole Bead Show, and number of boxes (1 of 6, 2 of 6, etc.)

Q: How many attendees are there at each show?
A: We only sell admission the first time a buyer comes through the door and as a result, our attendance is estimated. Please call and ask about specific shows.

Q: How do customers register for your show?
A: Wholesale buyers need to bring a copy of their state-issued resale license/business license/seller's permit to the registration desk at the show. We do not offer pre-registration unless otherwise specified on the individual show page. Retail buyers are welcome at every show and only need to pay admission. We charge admission at the majority of our shows for both wholesale and retail buyers.

Q: Do bead society members get in free?
A: We no longer offer free admission to bead society members, unless they have recieved passes in the mail ahead of time.

Q: Do you offer classes at your shows?
A: We offer classes at some of our shows.

Q: Do you offer a room block at the hotel when the show is held there? And what if the show isn't being held in a hotel?
A: At a few of our shows we will offer limited room blocks at the hotel when we are showing there. Please refer to the website or call us for more information. If the show isn't being held at a hotel, we may have a room block in a hotel nearby. This information can be found on the website or by calling our office.