Sunday, September 12, 2010

My First Craft Show

I will be doing my very first craft show this weekend at the auditorium here in town.  It's a 2 day show and inside (the only kind I will do because of the heat here) and is put on by the Junior Women's League.

OK, it's probably hard for some of you to believe that I have never been in a craft show before since I've been selling my mosaics for nearly 2 years now.   Well, I have if you want to count the 4 hours I set up during my grandson's Halloween Festival at school a few years ago.  I was bored out of my mind and so was everyone else.  Hardly any sales that day for anyone and it turned me off of doing a 2 day show.

Anyway, I have heard there can be some real horror stories involved in doing one of these gigs so I am a bit curious what some of you have run into.  I suppose the weather can certainly throw a ringer in it.  I have some online friends who recently experienced what rain can do to ruin a perfectly good day of sales.

I just hope I have everything I will possibly need so that things run smoothly. I have made a list of the supplies I think will be used such as tablecloths, cash box, sales receipts, pen, bags, bubble wrap, tape, etc. etc. etc.  I even plan to take a lunch in case we're stuck there and can't get out.  Some inside shows don't have the food like others except for the tasting kinds of things like soups or dips.

All in all I am looking forward to it mostly because I would love to hear what people say about my pieces.   When selling online the only contact you really have is in the feedback people leave and half of them don't know to do that.

Anyway, let me know how things went for your craft shows as I would love to know.


Miss Val's Creations said...

Good luck with the craft show! Foot traffic is so unpredictable! It is always beneficial to get face to face feedback in person.

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Good luck...I love doing craft shows but never know the outcome...some that I never expected to do well end up being the best. This weekend my community is doing a 70 mile yard sale and I sell lots of my crafts...last year I sold almost $300.00 and my friend that makes the same thing sold $200.00 in my yard,