I have my first fair in about two months and I'm completely lost on how I'm going to set up my booth.
The space is the size of parking space and since my friend is the coordinator of the vendor booths, she's going to try to get me a space along the outside of the square (downtown, classic town square area) so I can have pilars to possibly string up some sort of clothesline. I will mostly have clothing (adult and childrens) and a few hats and bags. My friend might share the space with me and she'll have some jewelry.
I will have an 8 ft table and a dressform for a nicer outfit. I have a freestanding clothes rack but I need to dress it up a bit as I don't want it to look like a garage sale. I also really need a sign, I've seen where many have gotten their's at Kinkos - were you all satisfied with them? I wanted to get a custom sandwich board but it was going to run me upwards of $150. If I do well at more fairs, I might invest in that sign, but I'm not ready to yet.
Any tips for my first fair? Also, it's not specifically a craft fair - it's our town's soybean festival so there's a parade and other stuff going on. I'm really nervous and I'm working on my collection right now. I'm also not sure about pricing - I feel like everyone will be scared away by a $50 shirt (it's worth it but they might not know that). I thought that by having bags and hats will be a bit more in the price range they can afford and I can start getting my name out there.
I might have to fork over the extra $10 so I can have a space with electricity so I can have my laptop there - that's a great idea! I was going to have a portfolio to show past stuff I've done as well as some of my photography.