Changing The Attitudes Of Craft Shows

Which items sell the best at craft fairs varies widely depending on the location, size and focus of the craft fair, as well as on product quality and how well set up each vendor’s booth is. Although online craft sites, such as Etsy, can provide a certain degree of insight into which crafts are likely to sell better than others, it is very difficult to quantify and calculate the top-selling types of products at craft fairs. If what you sell is obvious, such as soap or candles, you probably don’t need to have a sign that labels or describes your product—unless, of course, you want to draw attention to a special quality or use. That’s great that someone has a super polished display, but if you’re at a regular craft or street fair, it’s possible they didn’t make anymore money than the little table run by a couple of kids making simple jewelry. Your display—the craft booth itself, is what you really need to focus on,” writes Christin.

This is a long running street fair held in historic Nyack, N.Y, Located on the Hudson River in Rockland County and draws approximately 25,000 customers from NYC, Westchester, Long Island, Rockland, NY and Bergen County, N.J. It features 300 booths of hand crafted items, unique retail, commercial, food & collectibles. This is some thoughts from three on-line sellers on dealing with other sellers who charge too little, but I thought it also applied to the art show world. It also means your stand and your products can be spotted from across the other side of the fair (and over people’s heads if your stall is busy!), which will help draw people across to your stand.

The Easter Craft Fair will have a variety of stalls throughout the Visitor Centre where you will be able to find some unique items. I think the novelty items will get a lot of attention, the little bear hat, the cupcake cozy, and the watermelon purse are all super cute. If you’ve never done a jewelry show before, you may especially find this interesting.

The kind of things that were popular in the 1970’s but with different colours and slightly different materials. Spaces still available and cost $30 each or $40 with electricity Concession is available on the day of the show. Without doubt, the most popular fabric I’ve ever used has been this 1970’s retro owl print. Whether you choose to sell on a marketplace or take the sell-it-yourself route (or both!), it’s a good idea to think about heading out to craft shows and fairs from time to time.

I crochet and was annoyed at the same show when I saw that the hot dog vendor was allowed to display a basket of crocheted scarves on the counter. The art show information packet, which you should print out and bring to the show, will have much of the set up information. I made price tags for each set of items with a picture of how said item was to be used. I’ve found that people just don’t spend as much $$ at Craft Fairs during the Spring or Summer.

Also church craft shows are usually the least expensive to rent a table space as often times I can get one for $10 to $25. I wondered if the conversation could have waited until after the show to give undivided attention to guests who have attended the function. Exploring a craft fair is a great way to meet other people, see unique items and pick up a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted item for your home. This festival features 150+ talented artists and crafters offering original and unique items.

I agree about the nothing new…piles and piles of knitting and jewellery…I have been to about 5 fairs in the past week and have bought nothing…time for some new ideas..one fair had 15 tables of knitting and 13 tables of jewellery. I have done a few craft fairs and I know how frustrating it can be when it’s a fail! Lots of great artisan crafts, gourmet food items and gift ideas for a handmade, local Christmas! A craft fair table full of appealing handmade products is sure to impress your customer base!popular craft fair items

It’s a combination science fair meets craft fair and an all around amazing place for crafters, DIYers, and tech enthusiasts to come together as a united Maker Community. In addition, none of the items were priced, and the seller sat behind a table, looking at her cell phone for much of the show. If you’re ready to sell your handmade creations online, Shopify has got you covered.

Lol I have also made hair bands and bookmarks and small items…you could take a few larger pieces just to see if they go….I have sold some baby blankets but mainly they just get admired and not brought! I don’t think the bows or flowers will sell well because people won’t really know what to do with them. That’s what helps fund Silhouette School so I can keep buying new Silhouette-related products to show you how to get the most out of your machine!

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In addition, I never anticipated how popular cowls and neckwarmers are these days. In your first few art show setups, give yourself at least two – three hours to setup until you get the hang of it. One you have already decided how your display layout will look, it will take less time. In some shows, such as our local Phoenix First Fridays events, where many of the visitors are younger, art items that sell the most may be in the $20.00 to $40.00 range. I also carry a small hammer with me to pound in the stakes and to also pull them out at the end of the art show.

I’ve had bookmarks sit on the table & not sell a single one during a fair last October. It is always a good idea to bring plenty of products, ideally more than you expect to sell – just in case! Join us on Nov 19th and 20th for the 6th Annual Rotary Art, Craft and Wine Festival! Judy talks about the top craft trends for 2015 we’ll be seeing at fairs, ‘crafternoons’, workshops and of course, Pinterest. I’ve never tried to selling at an art show so I don’t have any real advice here.

An exceptionally curated fine art fair with the following venues: The Private Gallery- A small curated enclosed gallery showcasing 8 to 12 works of art. Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day would probably be the next big craft’s fair occasions so this hub should help people who need ideas for them. I used to sell my samples but ask them if I can keep them on display until the end of the show and then deliver them. One of a kind, hand crafted items including clothing, accessories, household linens, home decor and whimsical creations. Find perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair.

Crafters and artisans are finding greater success now more than ever thanks to all the online outlets for selling handmade items. She had noticed, of course, that my crocheted items were priced at $15 and higher. Only crafts juried into the show will be allowed to be sold during the Craft Fair. It is a good idea to have a list of items you will need and review it as you are packing your vehicle. Over 75 local and regional artisans are represented, offering thousands of items for your perusal. I sold out of my tile/coasters in under 2 hours this weekend, at my local craft fair!

Square and PayPal provide free readers with similar fee structures, and Etsy recently introduced its own card reader that updates your shop listings in real time when you sell items at a craft show from your shop. A lot of craft booth vendors will have at least one friend help them man their booth. James Bay is getting ready to Deck the Halls” with the 35th annual Dickens Fair. In this case, the person supervising the art show noticed this and the car was removed.

One thing you need to be careful of is not to bring too many things over two days and then find out it will not fit in your vehicle when you take down your show on the final day. Special security precautions are needed for artists who sell jewelry not only during show hours but in your setting up, packing up, transportation and hotel room. These are the exhibits that actually show off your DIY creations, so they’ll need to be just right. I learned quite a bit about craft show preparation with the series I did earlier this year.

Regardless of the overall popularity of the type of craft you’re selling, do something to make your products unique and different and thereby more attractive to shoppers. With approximately 25 spaces available yearly, we are always seeking exciting new crafts for our show. Holiday related stitching patterns are so much fun to make and to use to decorate your house or household items you use during the holiday season.

I did buy one crochet item from Krista’s Hook’n for a mannequin sample for a future show. Great Hub – I used to make all sorts of birdhouses and sell them at the flea market. However, old school calligraphy items are making a comeback and are here to stay. Though these items are often pricey, they are widely considered to be worth the money because of their high-quality craftsmanship and detailed designs.

Just because your items don’t fit the theme perfectly, don’t discount the idea of trying to sell there. This is a cornerstone in being able to set a fair price on your work, and make the highest profit you can. Loads of fantastic info will have a proper read when I stop making headbands for my school fair next week!! Craft Booth Vendor Mistake #10 – Not Advertised Stuff For Sale: When I go to a craft show I generally go because the vendors interest me. A lot of craft fairs will advertise by showing a tiny photo of one product from each vendor. As I’m stocking for my craft show I continue to get Etsy and custom order request.

If customers are still walking around at the end of the show, I usually wait until about 15 minutes after the show ends to drive my car slowly to the closest area to my booth. And when the items you make by hand take a great deal of time, as is true with crocheted work, what is required is lots of focus and dedicated time, ahead of time. Mason jars: These all-purpose jars have been popular for a few years now and are not going anywhere.