- How long is the fair? Just a few hours or all day? Your busiest times of the fair are usually in the middle. The beginning & end of the fairs usually drag.
- How many days is the fair? If it's just one, you need to plan accordingly & not make too much. But if it's a 2-day fair (I've never a 2-day one) - then you will need plenty of items.
- Is it during or around the Holidays? If so, then you will need to focus heavily on the next Holiday coming up & have plenty of those items on hand. If it's a fair during the Spring or Summer, I would say you need to make less volume than you normally would. I've found that people just don't spend as much $$ at Craft Fairs during the Spring or Summer. The Holidays are where it's at. You want to capitalize on that.
- In general, Christmas stuff sells the absolute MOST. Halloween stuff does pretty well (as long as the fair is nice & close to Halloween). Fall stuff sells decent - but not that great. And general everyday items sell about the same at all my fairs.
- Know your audience. Is this for a church, or school? If so, go HEAVY on the kid & Teacher items. People LOVE Teacher gifts. I've done a fair at a school & the Teacher Gift Items literally flew off my table.I find that kids have a small amount of $$ to spend, and the items I make are usually within their little budget - so be prepared with lots of small $1 items that appeal to kids.
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