Looking for advice on selling goods at a popular art/craft fair.
October 8, 2006 3:05 PM Subscribe
I am going to be selling my wares at an outdoor arts and crafts show in a couple of weeks. This show usually gets a turnout of anywhere from 20,000 to 60,000 people, depending on the weather. I am looking for suggestions on making this a success.
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I make soy candles, and will be one of three candle sellers at the fair. There are going to be 70 artisans total. I have my tent, my knuckle-bustin' credit card swiper, a cash box, about 300 candles (still making more) bookmarks, flyers, a banner with my company name, tables, tablecloths, acrylic risers and a few other odds and ends.
Although I sell my candles at stores in the St. Louis area and through my web site, this will be the first time that I will be selling at an arts and crafts fair.
I am looking for input from people who have sold goods at such shows in the past. What else should I bring? What problems should I anticipate? Any other general advice?
Also, for those who enjoy attending such shows, what draws you into an artisan's booth? What entices you to buy?