Heard back from Military History Fest. They could give me an end cap of three 8' tables in a U, which is about a 9' x 9' space.
First thought: I could probably better work with a straight run of three tables.
Next thought: Wait, what, three 8' tables (which I assume to be 30 inches, which equals 2-1/2 feet wide) in a U in a 9' by 9' space? My engineer brain ground off a couple gear teeth.
Recovered, decided that pondering exactly how that was to be achieved was not helpful.
Further thought: Could I get a fourth table, so that I'm back-to-back with myself, essentially?
vendor chair space
Turns out it is possible. So that's what we're going with, and now I'm working on 16' x 9' layouts. Which is proving a bit challenging, but better than anything tried with three-table spaces.
First thought was a walk-through booth-type setup, but its looking more like it will only be open on one side. But I've got a month and a half to figure it out, and even if I do come up with a plan we all like on paper, it may go out the door when the rubber hits the road.
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