My First Craft Fair

My first craft fair was this year at the Scottish Smallholders Festival in Forfar. As my first time exhibiting at a fair, it was very daunting, especially as someone who likes to be organised! The unknown is commonly to be feared so I wanted to created a checklist and some tips to help other people in the same situation I was in. What do I need to take to a craft fair / market? £20-£30 of loose change Extra chairs or a table depending on if these will be provided? Large tablecloth Bubblewrap Carrier bags Signage / banner displaying you logo Crates / boxes Price list of services – pet portraits Electronic payment device – I would recommend iZettle Price tags Greeting card stand Business cards Receipt book Shelving / display unit for more height? Lighting? Products for sale To give you an example, as an animal artist, I had the following items available for sale: Animal art prints Greeting cards Animal art originals Slate hearts Mugs Bespoke pet portraits Hints and Tips Ensure you have more than enough stock with you as the last thing you want is to miss a sale because you didn’t bring enough. At the[…]

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