Qualified Buyers must present 2 of the following and a photo ID at registration:

  • A copy of a retail business license (except in the state of NC).
  • A federal tax I.D. number
  • Invoices totaling over $2000 from the past 12 months.
  • Business employees must furnish 3 cancelled payroll checks.

Q & A’s

 :: Can you bring a guest?

Yes, any qualified buyer may bring a guest to any Mahone Associates Shows. A fee of $20 cash is charged per guest per day.

:: Is there a fee for a qualified buyer to attend?

No. The market(s) in Charlotte and Charleston are free to qualified buyers. The only fee is for guests and parking.

:: Can I attend if I am the spouse of a business owner?

Yes, you may attend with matching personal I.D.

:: Can more than one employee attend?

Yes, you may bring any full time employee. Proof of employment is required.

:: Do I need to bring all of the above documentation if I have attended a Mahone Associates Show in the past?

No. If you have attended in the past and are receiving mailings from Mahone Associates, you only need to bring your photo I.D. Registered buyers should receive badges in the mail.

:: Are children allowed?

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the exhibit halls at any

time for any reason. Infants up to 1 year of age are allowed in the show

but must be carried in a baby carrier or sling while on the premises. An

infant release form/waver must be signed by the legal parent or guardian.

No strollers allowed. Owner’s and/or Buyer’s Children, ages 8 -18  are

not issued badges, however, they are allowed to gain entrance with their

parents, free of charge. Proof of age required. Children 19 and over are

not issued buyer badges, but are subject to the Guest Requirements.