I think this is going to prove to be a bit of a lop-sided blog as we’ve now experienced two craft fairs and, unfortunately, the good is far outweighed by the bad!
Both fairs have taken place in Thame Town Hall, which has proved to be too small – or the organisers were too greedy and crammed too many stalls in there – so I don’t think we’ll be going back any time soon.
Our first fair wasn’t too bad – we managed to sell a number of prints and also picked up some tips on how to display products properly - we knew that we’d got a lot to learn so that had been our main goal.
The second fair was a different story – we arrived to find that we’d been placed in a corner with very little space around the stall, which would prove to be a problem as customers struggled to visit the stall – add to this the fact that the weather was pretty awful with very few people coming through the door and we’d end up selling nothing more than a couple of cards!
What good has come from these fairs? Well, we’ve made contact with a number of the artists and been able to pick their brains about other fairs and art shows plus we’ve been able to improve the layout of the stall, based on what we’ve seen, so we’re hopeful of better things at the next fair – which happens to be at Waterperry Gardens in a couple of weeks.