The reason I ask is because there is somewhat of a "circuit" we as Victory oriented vendors follow each summer. Putting this event in the middle of July means only more local vendors will come. Sturgis and the AVR are two anchor events most of us attend and this two week gap between the National and Sturgis forces us to choose as they are too far apart to stay out on the road yet too close to warrant separate itineraries. This is just an issue with scheduling and if it is important to have travelling vendors at the event then I would take that into consideration.
I have some other thoughts about how we handle the vendors at the events that I would like to discuss as well ..... will need to get back to this thread :)