11.08.2010

Being Prepared for a Craft Show


Shot of my booth from my phone
 I had a great show this past weekend.  It was nice to talk with everyone who stopped by my booth and to hear what people had to say about my work. 

I have done over 100 shows in the past 14 years and I have a really good system in place for creating a nice booth and having everything I need on hand for processing sales. 

My sister the organizer has helped me streamline my supplies, and I now have my entire set up in one box.  It's great.

I have had some special moments where I have forgotten stuff.  One show I remembered all my lights but only brought one extension cord and I could not reach the outlet that was available to me.  Luckily artists are nice and wonderful people, and someone shared a cord with me.  At another show I forgot business cards.  Of course since I forgot them everyone asked for one. 

Creating a list of supplies and checking them off as you pack up for your show is a great way not to forget anything.  I found a great list of What to Bring with you to a Craftshow from Indiefixx.com Buzz Blog.   It's a great place to start your own list.

Are you doing any shows this holiday season?  Have a great resource for a successful show? Please share.


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6 comments:

  1. I am about to do my first ever craft show. Thanks for the tip, the link was very helpful. Need to come up with a list of my own.

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  2. one box????? do you rent out your sister?

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  3. Great advice! I haven't yet done a craft show, but am bookmarking this post for future reference, thanks!

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  4. I've never done a show, but would love to.

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  5. Good tips!
    I'm following from the Etsy forum. I would love it if you followed back. : )

    -Felicity
    http://felicitylingle.blogspot.com

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