Craft fairs, craft shows or craft festivals are time-honored tradition through generations of American families. For many, going to these shows have become an annual pilgrimage. Some crafts shows and craft fairs are small scale hometown exhibitions showcasing local, homegrown talents and held at the Local Park or civic center. Some are mammoth crafts festivals that are huge productions where you can see hundreds of thousands of crafters join up to showcase their handmade works. Depending on location, these craft shows, craft fairs and craft festivals have become the Mecca for all skilled craftsmen and avid home crafters alike. Who knew one could make some really serious cash just by selling, let’s say, personalized, unique Christmas ornaments, hand-sewn golf towels, and candles made on someone’s kitchen stove? But, everyday people can make plenty of money in the crafts business. That is, if your handmade item is unique and saleable.This book is mainly geared toward the craft fair vendor. If you make something you think you want to sell at a craft show, then this book is definitely for you. We will guide you through all the details you need to prepare for your craft show so you can stage a successful and profitable exhibit. You will learn exactly:• How to find your product • How to save money on supplies • What common mistakes to avoid • How to market “your story” • How to find craft shows • How to apply and get your item approved • How to set up your space • How to do inventory• How to set your price • Safety precautions at the show • How to sell at online craft shows Crafting is more than a hobby for millions of people. It’s a fun, rewarding and profitable business. Why not find a craft fair now and start selling your crafts? Who knows, it might be the start of your own successful crafts business!
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