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  • Fairs in London, Essex and Kent please

    Hi everyoone, I am new here and I just wanted to know if anyone knows of any fairs happening in London (preferably East) or in Kent or Essex. I love making cards (new to it) and friends have told me that they are good and I should sell them so thought I would give it a try. My bro also has handmade bags, children hats and others as well as jewellery, so thought fairs would be good. Any know of any. Or other ways we could go about selling our things?

    Thanks Nicky

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    ^^^^^ditto the above message! quite new to this, but it would seem i'm in the wrong part of the country for fairs!!

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    • #3
      I live in Essex and yes, craft fairs do seem to be quite limited in the area. There are some fair organisers who have shows in the south-east, but they are so very expensive. I did a 2 day stint at the Dagenham Town Show one summer, selling my handmade cards, the cost of booking a table was about £140 and I only took £30 in sales!
      Try a google search for craft fair organisers, that might help you get more information.
      I wish you lots of luck in finding something. By the way is Greenwich market still going? There was talk of closing it I believe. Their costs were extremely reasonable for the Sunday market.

      Bren
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      • #4
        hi bren!

        thanks for that, and your right, they are damn expensive down this way!

        yep, greenwich market is still going. used to have a stall there a few years ago, on a sunday. great fun. selling different stuff then. cant really commit to a weekend (kids!) but am thinking of fridays, (they have a craft fair on fridays (possibly thursdays too i think) and the best bit - apparently its £10 for the day! WOO HOO! theres info on their site if you google it, and i think you can print of a form ???

        what sort of places do you go to?
        Crafty Moo!
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        • #5
          Hi Urbanfairy, I only got to know about the Greenwich market because I have a friend who used to do Tarot readings there on Sundays, but I think she's given it up now - mostly due to her old bones not liking the cold days. She wouldn't mind me saying that and my bones are old too

          I haven't done any fairs for a year but have booked a table (or pitch) at an outdoor craft market in Ilford, in June. I think they take place the first Friday of every month but thought I would only book one at the moment to see how it goes. If it's any good, I'll book more. Cost is £40, which I think isn't too bad. I'm going to take my dog coats and hope someone buys!

          Another place I did was at Enfield one November, at a hotel. It was a lovely venue and I did quite well there but that was with my jewellery.

          If you want info on the organisers I'm doing this through, let me know.
          Bren
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          • #6
            I'm in Chelmsford and am doing a Spring Craft & Gift Fair in the High Chelmer Shopping Centre on Sunday 6th April. 9.30am - 4.30pm - £5 for a table (bring your own). It's in aid of the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity and if you do well on the day, you can make a donation on top of the £5 stall charge.

            There is also another member on this forum (can't remember their name, but will find it and edit this post later) who organises craft fairs in Essex. She emails me quite often with different dates that she has booked in the area.

            I've found School Fairs to be some of the most profitable venues. See if you can find a list of schools local to you and contact them to find out if they have any fairs coming up (most of them do Christmas Fairs - a long way off I know), but they're always looking for good quality crafters to sell at their events.

            I quite often am approached to do local craft fairs so the next time I hear anything, will post it here.
            Sarah
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            • #7
              I'd love to organise a fair in Essex, as in my area there really isn't much around! However I think it would be a better idea for me to first attend and maybe participate in fairs first, I have been to a few fairs and got ideas, but I've not participated yet as I've not got enough stock I'd really like to get more involved with participating - I feel like I'm missing out a bit!
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              • #8
                I've just remember the name of the member who organises fairs in Essex - it's Fairs R Us
                Sarah
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                • #9
                  hiya i am doing a couple of fairs before christmas in essex, stall prices are £20 there will be one in romford by the market and another in upminster anyone interested let me know

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