My First Craft Fayre

Craft StallOn Saturday 17th October 2009 I had a stall at my first ever craft fair, which was held at Lord Street Primary School, Lord Street, Horwich. Although from a sales point of view the event was a washout I don’t consider the whole experience a failure. I met some wonderful fellow crafters who were generous enough to share their wealth of experience and knowledge.


The craft fair itself wasn’t very well advertised and as a result customers were thin on the ground. The main body of school stalls such as the tombola and second hand toys were in the foyer, which was clearly visible from the entrance, whilst the Crafters were situated in a room along a series of corridors away from the main entrance. This in my opinion didn’t help the fee paying stallholders as very few people saw the small sign pointing to the craft stalls and as a result the craft room was more often than not empty other than the stall holders themselves.

By 2pm it was painfully obvious that the event wasn’t going to be the success that I had been hoping for, however I shall learn from this experience and before booking similar events I will endeavour to check out the venue, it’s facilities and advertising campaign in advance.

Tomorrow, I’m off to a Baby & Toddler Fayre at the Village Hotel, Centre Park in Warrington, for those of you who use a sat nav the postcode is WA1 1QA.  Doors open at 10.00am and close at 4.00pm.  I am told there is ample parking and a free Goodie bag will be given out on arrival, why not come along and say hello.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. salvagecrafts
    Oct 17, 2009 @ 19:31:43

    Sorry you had a bad first fair. I don’t think any places are doing too great at the moment though. Still it does help when people are at least walking round.

    Hope tomorrow goes better for you!


  2. prem2pram
    Oct 17, 2009 @ 19:37:26

    I wouldn’t have said it was a bad first fair; it was disappointing that sales never materialised, however on a positive note I did get to meet some lovely craft people.


  3. Susan James
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 14:05:33

    keep crafting and be patient————it will work out

    Susan Anne Luxury Cards
    Hand crafted cards for birthdays and all other occasions.


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