Exhibitors: Historical Attendance and Sales Figures

Unlike most homeschool conventions, there is no preregistration. Attendance is free for IDEA families, and there is a nominal charge for others. Some people homeschool independently in Alaska, but most homeschoolers are in a homeschool support programs. IDEA is the largest by far – and is in fact the biggest school of any kind in Alaska. Without preregistration and ticket sales, we cannot predict how many will attend. Historical attendance figures are provided below, to help with estimation.

Averages are for the last five years (2014-2018). Attendance figures include children. For two-day fairs, the number given is attendance over both days. Sales/person only includes sales to IDEA families using POs. Actual sales are higher.

Anchorage

Typical/average attendance (two days) = 1761
Attendance 2018 = 1954
Average sales/person = $195
Sales/person 2018 = $217

Fairbanks (was one day in 2018)

Average attendance (two days) = 1239
Attendance 2017 (two days)= 1205
Attendance 2018 (one day)= 854
Average sales/person = $157
Sales/person 2018 = $210

Juneau

Average attendance (one day) = 202
Attendance 2018 = 174
Average sales/person = $141
Sales/person 2018 = $186

Soldotna

Average attendance (one day) = 349
Attendance 2018 = 352
Average sales/person = $332
Sales/person 2018 = $422