Tips, Tricks, and Confessions of a Craft Fair Addict #1

Craft AholicThis quote is soooo true! One day, I try to stop crafting…just take a break for a couple of hours. (But of course that never works) Crafting is me!

And craft fairs of course. Those are a part of me too!

I genuinely love doing craft fairs! They are a great way to meet new people and potential customers. They give you a chance to show the world your product! Get your brand out there!! Craft fairs are awesome!!!

My favorite one thus far has been with 7 acre woods. “The October Pumpkin Patch.” Best one I have been to, and am definitely doing it again. Here is their Facebook Page: Go LIKE them and come on out October 18th.

This brings me to my next point of business…

EVERY DAY this WEEK, you have a chance to read up on some of my craft fair tips, tricks, confessions, and maybe *hint hint* get some free priiiiiiintables!

Walk through my little craft fair world all this week! : )

Sunday to Sunday!

Hows about it?

You ready?

Well,

Here

We

GO!

Number 1

Getting ready for a craft fair:

  • Do your research, ask questions! Here are a few questions I usually ask:

-When is the event?

-How many people usually show up? (customers and vendors)

-What time does set up start?

-How many times have you done this event? (7 acre woods is doing their 14th annual Pumpkin Patch fair this year…2014)

 

  • Have more product than you need. A very full table looks way more inviting than a sparse table. Usually people will walk past a table with not much on it, because they automatically think you have nothing left.

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  • Advertise, Advertise, oh yeah, and did I mention Advertising?! See if or fair you are attending has simple little printout flyers. Place them on public billboards, give them to your friends and family, and even put them on Cars you pass in a parking lot (make sure the people aren’t in there car when you place the flyer on the car) *That just makes things AWEK-ward!*

 

  • Plan ahead! The night before, pick out your outfit. Charge your phone if need be, and load ALL your things in the car. When you wake up, all you have to do is get yourself ready and leave.

— A note on your outfit: Wear something decent. You don’t have to wear a dress or a tuxedo, but wear an outfit that looks presentable, but you can still move around, bend over, and feel comfy in. What I mean, is DON’T WEAR YOUR PJ’S!!! I have seen so many people wear kind of dirty looking clothes, don’t do this. I usually wear jeans (sometimes sweats :) and a nice sweater type shirt. Casual, but nice.

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  • Make sure you have all your essentials! To help you out, here is a FREE printable. YES…I said free! Click on the link right there –> to download and print.  Craft show checklist

 

 

Want to read more? Here you go:
#1 – Getting ready for a craft fair
#2 – What to do AT the craft fair
#3 – After fair + printable
#4 – Custom Orders + printable
#5 – Printables and more!
#6 – Importance of height
#7 – Confessions of a craft fairer

 

 

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