Vendors at Festivals – We will be participating in our first festival as a vendor this month! This is both exciting and terrifying at the same time. We have been working our fingers to the bone the last two months creating new items to sell and for the next two weeks we will be getting everything organized to set-up our tent. Of course, we have to buy the tent first. And we have been researching the most cost-effective canopy tents that meet the commercial-grade requirements of most craft shows. We are starting out with a 10×10 canopy tent with sidewalls that is supposed to be easy to set-up. Sadly, we have to stick with a white canvas top as it seems to be the most popular color. Personally, I would prefer a dark pink or dark green top but in order to participate in more shows in the future we have to buy the one that will fit in with the most shows. I am sure I will write more about my tent experience after this show.
In the mean time it has been suggested that we incorporate a raffle into our show to generate a potential customers list. Why not? Using the raffle ticket template in Microsoft Word we have created numbered tickets for our visitors to fill out; created an information sheet to hand out to people; decided on giving away custom-made products rather than what we have in stock; and even thought it would be a good idea to include an online raffle here on this website and two of our others. (See the Pay Now Button Below). Sadly, with the fees being charged by Paypal for credit card transactions we have to charge $2 for the online raffle but only $1 for those who attend the festival.
Some of the bead and wire keychain charms we created for our upcoming festival