First-ever craft fair tomorrow

4 12 2009

I have a booth in our local Christmas craft fair tomorrow. It’ll be my first-ever time displaying my wares at a craft fair, so it’s exciting and a bit scary too, as I don’t know what to expect — except sore feet! It’s meant to be very hot (~37C; 100F) tomorrow and as I’ll be standing much of the day, I think my poor feet will cop a hammering.

There’s a lot of things to take to set up the stall, and of course, having never done it before, I don’t know if I’ve gone overboard or will have forgotten something. Only time will tell.

I also don’t know whether the 100 or so items I have to sell is too few or too many! If I get five customers like my friend from the other day, I’ll be cleaned out of stock! She bought 13 bookmarks, 12 luggage tags, 2 journal covers, and a table mat (not on Etsy).

The fair goes from 9AM to 4PM and we’ve been told not to pack up before 4PM. But what if all my stock is sold before then??? Of course, that might be wishful thinking, ‘cos the other side of my brain says what if nothing sells?

Only time will tell… There’s only one certainty — my feet aren’t looking forward to tomorrow at all. I don’t deal well in the heat, and this is an indoor venue with no air conditioning, though I think there are ceiling fans way up high near the old hall’s ceiling. With 35 stall holders and who knows how many customers, I doubt the ceiling fans will do anything more than move a few motes of dust around.


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4 responses

4 12 2009
stephbg

Good luck, have fun, and find a chair.

4 12 2009
Rhonda

LOL! Taking TWO chairs — one to sit on, and one to go on the table to display some of my stuff on.

5 12 2009
Kirsty

Good luck! And if I’m not too late, use a bum bag or similar for your money. Do NOT use a cash tin. I saw one stolen from a stall (well, most of the contents stolen) at a big art & crafts fair in Brissie. Two people, one distracting the single person on the stall at the other end, and the other person going in to the tin. He wasn’t challenged as he seemed confident in what he was doing, though should have been suss when he wouldn’t answer questions about the cross stitch books.

5 12 2009
Rhonda

Thanks Kirsty. I’ve made a small apron for cash. It’ll be with me the whole time! I’m hoping some people will take advantage of paying with PayPal via their mobile phones. I’ve printed out and laminated a ‘how to’ card for using their mobiles to do this. Ever the technical writer! 😉

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