Craft Fair Tips: We asked, you answered, and here they are!
Some time ago, we ran a question on the Handmade Crafts Facebook Page asking our
readers for their top tips for both Craft Fair Organisers and Stallholders. Some of the answers were brilliant and we're going to list some of
our favourites here for you to read and comment on.
Many thanks to everyone who replied, but especially Pixie Doodles, Alyssa, Val, Bubs Bears, Lucy and Sarah whose answers we've used below.
DO Greet and Acknowledge your exhibitors so they know who you are.
DO take care with your layout. A clear route around the event is essential.
DON'T try to fit too much in.
DO be strict with your stallholders - make sure they're selling what they said they would be.
DO communicate information clearly to stallholders - when should they arrive, what should they bring, will food and drink be available?
DON'T be bargained down on price. It's not a car boot sale!
DO make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to set up when you arrive. Be on time, but not early - they might not be ready for you!
DO advertise as much as possible. There's no such thing as too much advertising.
DO take an extra box with all of your packaging materials, pens, scissors, tape, etc - and spares incase you need to do some repairs.
DO ask where you should set up - the organiser will have a layout planned.
DO clearly communicate any requirements you have before the day - e.g electricity or water supplies.
DON'T pack up early without checking with the organiser - it can ruin the atmosphere and looks unprofessional.
DO help with advertising if you can. eg put a poster up at your childs school etc. Organisers will be happy to provide posters.
DO clean up all of your rubbish at the end of the day!
DO take a table-cloth, just incase - you never know what state the tables might be in!
The more the merrier
Do you have a top tip for event organisers or stallholders that you'd like to share? Just scroll down and leave a comment below!
And don't forget, you can list any events you are organising (or are involved in) with us for free. Just visit our Craft Event Listings.