The Board of Directors of the San Diego Bead Society (SDBS)
has come to the very difficult decision to
cancel our Bead Bazaar scheduled for August 3-4, 2019.
We will be issuing full refunds over the next few weeks on booth payments we have collected. We appreciate your patience as we work through this process.
The Bazaar, as many of you know, is the backbone of our fundraising efforts. We’ve held the event for 19 years and we’ve been preparing for the August show for a long time. However, we have not been able to attract a full house of vendors this year while our operating costs to hold the event keep skyrocketing. As a volunteer-based, non-profit organization, we can’t afford to lose money and we do not want our vendors to lose money. Last year, it seemed for some, that it was not a great show and we do not want to repeat that again this year. We feel that it is in your best interest, as well as ours, to cancel now rather than go forward and be disappointed.
With more bead shows popping up in our area, it’s time to regroup and come up with a fundraising plan that will be beneficial for the SDBS and hopefully, be better for you. This doesn’t mean that we’ve totally discarded organizing a Bead Bazaar in the future.
We are open to any ideas that you may have to collaborate with us and I would appreciate any feedback that you have on what we might try next year.
We wish you all the best this summer and please let us know if you are coming to San Diego for any reason and want to teach or have a trunk show.
We will miss seeing you.