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swirlygrrl
« on: July 08, 2007 09:58:01 AM »

Hi

I was wondering if any of you have done festival vending, and if so, if you have any advice to pass along.  My boyfriend and I are planning to give it a go next year.  He's done it before, but I have not, and I'm a lot more picky about certain things than he is. LMAO.

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008 05:55:20 PM »

Festival Vending is great there are lots of personal experiences with it listed on Craftster.  do your research on the event prior to paying the fees to attend, i.e. if you sell jewelry, make sure there aren't 15 jewelry vendors etc. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2008 05:24:34 PM »

I just did a festival that wasn't centered on arts and crafts and I barely earned enough to cover the booth rental and certainly didn't cover transit costs. 

1. People were there for the shows and entertainment, not to shop, so they weren't spending money.
2. There were flea market vendors everywhere.  It's hard to sell handmade goods in a sea of mass-produced garbage from China.

I plan to stick to arts/crafts focused markets and festivals from now on because that's where I actually have buyers
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