Every Saturday between now and Christmas, there will be a craft market in the farmers' market building at the Agricenter. Admission is free for visitors, and crafters pay $18 per day for a 10'x10' space. This is a new thing and there hasn't been much advertising yet, so word-of-mouth is key! The contact person is Bryan Marinez (email@example.com). He will be emailing me a copy of the flier later today, and I will post a link here.
I got this one from my local library -- It doesn't look like much at first glance, but it has a ton of information inside! You have to look past the 1970's pictures, but it explains just about every major craft out there.
Anyway, it's called Crafts Jamboree, and it was published in 1977.
I checked this book out from the library the other day and really want to recommend it to anyone considering doing a craft show. At first glance, it looks a little too "country" for my tastes, but there's some very helpful info inside!
How to show & sell your crafts : the crafter's complete guide on how to display work at shows and make profitable sales /, Caputo, Kathryn, 1951- BOOK 745.50688 C255h
October 1-3, 2004 First Weekend of October, 2005 ReelFoot Lake Arts and Crafts Festival Tiptonville, TN Juried? No Booth Fee = ? Contact: Anna Crocker --- 731-885-7295 http://www.reelfoottourism.com/events.htm
I know I could just make one, but I am trying to get ready for my first festival and am about crafted out! Does anyone know where I can buy one of those waist aprons with all the pockets for receipt book, change, etc.? I can only find them online so far, and I don't want to pay shipping. The cheaper the better.
I was at Walmart yesterday and saw that they have EZ-UP tents for $93. I know they're not the top of the EZ-UP line, but they didn't look cheap or flimsy or anything. I would have bought one if I didn't already get mine elsewhere. Oh, and my local store had blue and green.
Alright, the Cooper-Young festival is in 2 weeks and I am coming to the panicked realization that there is no way I'm going to get enough stuff made to fill my 10'x15' booth space. I thought I'd see if any of you would be interested in using part of the space to sell your stuff. I already paid the entry fee and I have an EZ-UP canopy (no walls, though), so maybe we could just work out some kind of commission arrangement...? It's all open for discussion. My only "rules" would be:
1. We'd technically have to operate under my business name because we're not allowed to sublet the space. (You could still hand out your promo materials, though.) 2. You'd be responsible for keeping an eye on your own products. 3. I wouldn't want to share with someone who makes products extremely similar to my own. 4. No offensive or overly controversial products.
Just let me know if you're interested and we can work out the details.