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  • What is a good Craft fair?

    From a crafters point of view - What makes a good craft fair? How long should it last? How many of each craft? What's a reasonable price per table?

    Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated!
    Laura
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    The price you pay for a table depends on the event itself and how many people it is likely to draw in. I have booked tables at a few craft fairs to be held in village halls / community centres and have paid from £12.50-£19.50 for a table.

    I think having a good range of handmade items is always a plus, so there are lots of different things for people to look at and be wowed by! I went to one before xmas that was held in a large civic centre, but there were hardy any stalls, so I felt that it was abit of a waste of my money. What was there was nice but I like to spend a good hour looking round when I go to a craft fair!

    Advertising is key - but then this has been covered in your other thread.

    As a stallholder, good organisation and communication by the organiser is important to me. I have asked if I am able to make my crafts whilst there (and am given enough room to do this). This is good for me to pass the time plus I think it is interesting for people looking round.

    Hope this helps. I will add anything else I can think of when it occurs to me!
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    • #3
      Thanks,

      I was thinking that having people making pieces then and there would be great! But i have no idea how much room people need so it could get difficult......

      Sorry, i seem to be asking a million questions but i really wanna get it rite!!

      Laura
      Beyond Beads
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      • #4
        All the craft fairs I have booked tables for have offered a min of a 6ft table. I have asked if I can take my own small table (e.g. card table size) with my to make some mosaics on, which I will have behind the main table. One of the fairs I have booked has given me 1.5m behind the main table. I haven't done any craft fairs yet so not sure how much room I will need, but my first one is in a few weeks so I will let you know.
        Katian Mosaics

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        • #5
          I have been involved with a few craft fairs over the past year, and have paid from £15 to £28.50 a table. I would say that £15 is more the norm and reasonable as craft fairs can be hit or miss for the stallholders.

          If I were doing a craft fair, I would think about leafletting the local area, or leafletting outside or near the venue on the day. Definitely a board or a sign outside will also help draw people in.

          If you can, you could have a small area where people can have a cup of tea/coffee. This will help keep the customers in, and hopefully keep them spending.

          Good luck with it all.....

          Lor xx
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