A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 298,692
Currently Running With Scissors:
551 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Please help me with craft shows!  (Read 2212 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6702
Joined: 30-Dec-2004

Craft or Die

View Profile available for personal swaps
« on: January 29, 2006 09:02:18 AM »

Hi ya'll! I live in SA and I want to participate in craft shows. Where do I start? Where do I go? I am also willing to travel. I just get so pissy when people tell me I should sell my stuff at the flea market. What an insult!


Guess who's back?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2006 04:23:52 AM »

Try joining your local Chamber of Congress.  They usually have a list or a group of small, independent business owners.  These people are usually in the "know" about craft type shows in the area.

Another place that I have heard people talking about is vendor central usa.  I guess its a group that helps with networking.

The last places I've looked at or heard about are craftlister.com and showsmart.com

HTH and good luck!

Amy  Smiley

Oh, and one more thing to try is to go to local boutiques.  They also usually know about craft type shows in the area.

We could learn a lot from crayons:
some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names.
All are different colors,
but they all have to learn to live in the same box.
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6702
Joined: 30-Dec-2004

Craft or Die

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2006 07:53:05 PM »

Thank you! That was very helpful!  Grin I sell my stuff in 2 stores now, but I don't sell very much there. I'll look into all of these!


Guess who's back?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006 12:18:18 PM »

I'd keep your ears and eyes open at local craft stores and boutiques.  Depends what you're trying to sell.  Go to places that sell similar stuff and browse around, ask innocent questions like "Do you ever go to shows?" and see what they'll tell you.  Most vendors love to chat up the customer. 

Also, don't be too insulted about the flea market line.  It could be a real start.  It doesn't mean your goods are inferior... most of the "weekend only" flea markets or bazaars or community garage sales are craft shows in disguise.   Could be a good way to make a bit of quick cash.

Also, in San Antonio, there's always the Mexican Market.  Again, depends what you're selling.  But that place is hopping every day of the week, and vendors crowd the streets just to be close to the action. 

I tried doing "craft markets" and "fair on the square" type booths before, but many times I have to forego it because a lot of the big commercial ones require business liscenses or at least tax ID numbers.  I agree, ask the CoC about local shows. 
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Fill in Your Eyebrows to Make a Statement
3 Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Skin
The Best & Worst Celebrity Beauty Looks Of The Week
4 Contouring Mistakes to Avoid
My Transformation From A Brunette To A Blond
Latest Blog Articles
Challenge #104 Halloween Costume Winner
@Home This Weekend: Painted Countertops
Tute Tuesday: Paper Lantern/Ball Ornament

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.