Craft Fair Help!

United States
June 25, 2007 8:05am CST
I was wondering if anyone out there participates in craft shows? Places where you can buy a table at the local high school? If there is anyone out there do you have any tips or suggestions? A lot of my items I am going to use the school's colors. My mom and my sister gave me a lot of input on what I should make. Last year I made a lot of my gifts, and everyone loved them. So does anyone out there have tips aor ideas? Thanks in advance!
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@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I think the most important tip I can give you, it to make sure you bring a lot of change...depending on your prices, get lots of singles from the bank. That is always my biggest issue...people who want to buy a $4 item with a $20! Other things I've learned: --Bring bags to put the items in fater people buy them --print yourself up some business cards. You can do this easily by getting business card paper at an office supply store. --Bring a helper! Do't try to man your table on your own. This is helpful for bathroom breaks, and keeping an eye on your goods. It's sad to say, but sometimes items "walk". --Pack lunch. Keep your energy up, carft fairs are a lot of hard work, and you want to stay perky and positive. Good luck at your fair. I hope that you do really well!
• United States
25 Jun 07
thanks so much! I do plan on having a helper. Your tips and ideas are wonderful thanks so much for your post!
• United States
25 Jun 07
You are so welcome. I hope your fair goes well! I do most of my fairs in the colder months, since I knit and knitting in not super popular in the warmer months!
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• United States
26 Jun 07
Well I don't knit! I love to watch people knit! It's pretty cool! thanks again!
• United States
21 Oct 11
i do not participate in craft shows but it is something that i would like to do i think i would be really good at them i have looked for some on the internet around where i live but they are all too far for me to drive to you could make popcicle picture frames and take peoples pictures with your school mascot you could also do tye die t shirts with your schools colors you could make some jewelry with your schools colors and spell out your schools name or make little pins for people to wear on their clothes
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@saraho (23)
• United States
30 Sep 07
My tip would be to make your display as interesting as possible with multiple levels. I use boxes that paper comes in and then place a piece of wood on top and cover everything with a table cloth. Also make sure to cover all your tables with a cloth. Greet everyone who comes into your booth. Have business cards available.
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
25 Jun 07
If you are looking to participate in local craft fairs, the best place to look is in your local newspapers in the community bulletin section. They are usually posted there. I used to do craft fairs and I can tell you that they usually will provide you with a table for a few dollars extra. It may cost you a little bit of money to rent the space, but if you have something nice to sell, you can do quite well. The best time of year to find craft fairs is right before the holidays, after Thanksgiving, but before Christmas and usually around Easter time. Good luck!