The Beaumont Coin Show was the first coin show I travelled to sell at. Occasionally I participate in a coin show. My normal participation is in local shows. I knew some of what I should expect, but I soon found several surprises.
I do not have a large inventory, and my coins are lower in value than what many other dealers have available. Still, it meant retrieval from a bank box since I do not keep even my inexpensive coins home.
I attended other coin shows, both as a curious member of the public, and as a seller. The largest show I attended was an American Numismatic Society show, and the Beaumont show was small in comparison. It was also much smaller than the show I attended while on vacation is Denver last May. But there are pluses to a coin show being smaller.