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The Fall Tucson Best Bead Show

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Guest Blogger: Thomas Soles
Tucson Best Bead Show

The Fall Tucson Best Bead Show is this weekend. I cannot wait.

Each February, Tucson becomes the world's largest bead store. Vendors descend on the city and set up shop in community centers, tents, halls, schools, arenas - they even rent motel rooms and sell their goods from the rooms. The volume and variety of gemstones and beads is absolutely staggering. As amazing as the city is in February, it also hosts a mess of problems. Traffic is thicker, vacant hotels are harder to come by, parking lots are filled to capacity. There is so much activity and hustle that it is hard to appreciate everything.

Which is why I am so excited about the fall show.

The Fall Tucson Best Bead Show is a much slower paced show. Tucson is sleeping this time of year. The rat race of shows has quieted and it is easy to shop and be able to breathe. You can take your time visiting vendors and enjoy all of the eye candy. Fall is a great time to appreciate the beauty of the desert without the choke of people trying to race and see everything. Fall Tucson has been good to me when I want to buy new glass pieces. Other shows tend to be so busy that it is hard to get a moment to myself. I cannot wait.

Exhibitors at the show

The show information:

The Best Bead Show - Fall

Date: September 11 - 13, 2009

Kino Veteran's Memorial Community Center

2805 East Ajo Way

Tucson, AZ 85713

Free Make-It-Take-Its during this show presented by Soft Flex Company


Friday 9/11, 10am - 6pm

Saturday 9/12, 10am - 6pm

Sunday 9/13, 10am - 5pm

Admission: FREE (there is a fee to take the classes offered at the show)

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Thomas Soles is a member of Soft Flex Company's marketing team. He also works all of the trade shows Soft Flex Company attends. Contact him at or via Twitter - @SoftFlexGuy.

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