Finding a craft show can be quite the task, and once you find one you have to decide if it will be worth the time and cost for you to participate. How do you narrow down your list of possible shows? How do you create a list of events in the first place? What questions should you ask the event organizer? Let’s take a couple minutes to go over a few things you may need to know in order to find and book the right event for you. Where Can I Find Shows? These days craft shows are becoming more
Most people think of craft show season as starting in the fall and ending right before Christmas, but that is not entirely accurate. There are craft shows, vendor events, conventions, farmers markets, handmade markets, and vintage fairs all year long. I tend to group my shows by season, and I focus heavily on the fall and winter markets. This is when my ideal clients tend to shop for gifts. And while I know I could do well at summer shows, I just can’t keep up with my website sales and summer shows. When beginning your search for available shows keep
Craft Show, Craft Fair, Vendor Event, Craft Bazaar, Maker’s Faire. Craft Fayre, Summer Market, Winter Market… with so many titles how do you know what you are getting into? Is a vendor event better than a craft show? What’s the difference between a show and a fair? What is a “Juried” show? Juried or Non-Juried? You may have heard the phrase “juried show” during your quest to find an event. What is a Juried Show and how is it different from a Non-Juried Show? Juried Shows Typically a juried show has a selection committee that evaluates applications from artisans and
One of the most common questions crafters, direct sellers, and small business owners face is “Should I be doing a craft show?”. If you have ever contemplated doing an event you probably also had a ton of follow up questions, questions like; How do I know if a craft show or vendor event is the right move for my business? What’s the difference between types of events? What should I look for in an event? When is event season? Where do I find events? I’ve booked a show, what do I bring?! I’ve been there, I was so confused about
Women’s Equality Day may not be the biggest holiday, nor is it one that is celebrated in a large way in the U.S., but it’s an important one to me as a female small business owner. I have always had the utmost respect for those early pioneers of equality, who risked everything to give me the freedoms that I enjoy today. I’d like to take a moment to teach you a little bit about Women’s Equality Day. What Is Women’s Equality Day? Women’s Equality Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States of America on the 26th of August.