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I like the "buzz" of opening weekend, and would normally do at least three days as follows (using the 2019 dates):
Thursday Jan. 31 - Silk Road (not to be missed!), and 22nd St
Friday Feb. 1 - Pueblo, Rapa River , and Howard Johnson
Saturday, Feb. 2 - African Village, Gem Mall, and Holidome
Note that Gem Mall & Holidome (on the same site) require a re-sale license, and you can apply for a badge ahead of time. Be sure to take a copy of the re-sale permit with you - I got hassled last time about it despite having a valid badge.
I have seen new textiles - scarfs, general clothing, etc. at some shows, especially Gem Mall and HoJo, but since I'm not looking for textiles this is just an incidental observation on my part.
For 2019 I'm arriving on Sunday so I can attend the mini-bead symposium so I'll miss the opening day frenzy for all the main shows I attend.