Having never done one until this past year, I really didn’t understand the benefits and the challenges. I think I have a better idea now. We've looked at the shows where we "fit" better and will participate accordingly.
One of the good things that came out of the last show we did in Sandy, Utah, was a connection to a glass blower who has made some glass hot air balloons and needs small baskets for them. I’ve put together the first sample to send her, and am working on the second one. I’ll be anxious to get her feedback on what I need to do differently.
If we get it all worked out and I can help her I post a link to her site here so you can see our finished product.