How do I find a craft fair where I can sell my handmade crafts?

doing a craft show for the first time, Help!!

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brandis.

Asked by brandis. at 9:02 PM on Jun. 29, 2008 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • I almost started my own business selling homemade crafts.

    First you need a business license. You need to decide what type of business you're going to have and learn the legalities of it (irs.gov is an excellent resource). Get a fictitious business name and set up a bank account.

    THEN search for craft fairs in your area. You can find most of them online and some even have their own websites. From there you can contact them. Find out how much space you can get, their fees, etc.

    You'll need to buy a table and decorations for your booth (such as a sign, displays, table cloth, etc). Make sure it's within the regulations of the craft shows. Some shows require you to send in a photo of what your booth looks like set up before they even will accept your application.

    You'll also need to decide on whether or not you'll take credit cards. Your bank can help you figure out what to do about that. You'll also need to buy a rece
    amethystrse

    Answer by amethystrse at 9:10 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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  • Craft Shows in Ohio
    A list of crafter-rated craft shows, fairs and festivals in Ohio. Cleveland Christmas Connection A crafter-rated review of the Cleveland Christmas ...
    artsandcrafts.about.com/od/craftshowsinohio/Craft_Shows_in_Ohio.htm
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 9:12 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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  • Ohio Art and Craft Shows
    Ohio. (last updated 6/8/08). This is only a list of shows. .... 10/8/2008, 10/12, Westfield Southpark Mall Art & Craft Show, Cleveland ...
    www.grpvne.com/sOhio.asp - 23k
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 9:12 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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  • ...buy a receipt book and ledger. This way you can give customers receipts and keep records of everything for the IRS. Don't forget you'll need to decide if you're going to add sales tax to your price or have it separate. Some craft fairs have rules about this.

    Good luck hon!
    amethystrse

    Answer by amethystrse at 9:12 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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  • Hey I know a girl that sales her stuff on myspace. go to her page . It is called girly girl botique. She does so well. I buy everything from her. If u have any questions message me
    bubbaelea22

    Answer by bubbaelea22 at 2:05 AM on Jun. 30, 2008

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  • thank you everyone, the info has been so helpfull!!!
    brandis.

    Answer by brandis. at 1:17 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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  • Another thing you could do is check out the flea markets in your area. It is an inexpensive way to get your products out there... some friends of mine do the flea market circiut and they have a lot of connections now and can find buy or sell just about anything!
    sukinova

    Answer by sukinova at 9:31 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

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  • If you want to check out an online venue for selling handmade, Look at Artfire: ArtFire.com
    I sell through shops on both sites.
    http://ByCoco.Etsy.com
    http://ByCoco.Artfire.com


    ByCoco

    Answer by ByCoco at 7:12 AM on Mar. 14, 2009

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