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    • Finefoot
    • By Finefoot 2nd Dec 17, 10:20 PM
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    Craft Fairs
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 10:20 PM
    Craft Fairs 2nd Dec 17 at 10:20 PM
    Been a bit disappointed recently with these. Sellers fees have gone up, buying public have gone down.
    Anyone else in the same boat?
    Spring has sprung! inhaler and antihistamines at the ready.....
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    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 3rd Dec 17, 3:04 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 3:04 PM
    sweeping statement or what!

    whose craft fairs?
    attendance numbers for where?

    still the same price and attendance in our village.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 3rd Dec 17, 5:49 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 5:49 PM
    Perhaps buying public are wearying of "crafts".
    • Charityworker
    • By Charityworker 3rd Dec 17, 7:49 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 7:49 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 7:49 PM
    I organise craft fairs and i can tell you they are very hit and miss and theres also absolutely no rhyme or reason to why some are good and others aren't. Generally though if the footfall is ok and your items are unique and well made and you provide follow up you should still be able to sell.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 5th Dec 17, 3:48 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 3:48 PM
    your items are unique and well made
    Originally posted by Charityworker
    So important
    • bearcat16
    • By bearcat16 7th Dec 17, 3:41 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 3:41 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 3:41 AM
    Craft fairs these days are not what they once were in my experience.

    Is cake-making a !!!8220;craft!!!8221;?

    Also, lots of people seem to think ordering a load of stuff from China (via alibaba etc) and then tripling the price of it is somehow a !!!8220;craft!!!8221;

    And there always seems to be a stall selling basically bric-a-brac, the sort of tat you!!!8217;d find in a charity shop.
    • Charityworker
    • By Charityworker 16th Dec 17, 9:37 PM
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    • 16th Dec 17, 9:37 PM
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    • 16th Dec 17, 9:37 PM
    Yes i would concern cake making to be a craft as long as they have been registered with their local authority and had all the relevant hygiene checks done. But not ordering items in and selling them on. There also seems to be a growing number of people doing direct selling such as younique, Herbalife etc. They all think they are different but the reality is i have about 15 younique sellers and 30 forever living sellers on my books now.
    • WibblyGirly
    • By WibblyGirly 17th Dec 17, 12:37 PM
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    • 17th Dec 17, 12:37 PM
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    • 17th Dec 17, 12:37 PM
    I've only done one this year as I've moved to a new place and it went better than I thought. Most stalls were handmade, the odd few were people who buy bulk on ebay and resell tat.
    I've been to some in the past and done badly due to it being called a craft fair and then its all just tat from ebay or some stalls looked more like it should be at a car boot sale.
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