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I have a very firm idea of what I want to do, but don't know how to go about getting vendors. I tried organizing something similar to this a couple of years ago and no one showed up. :LOL<br><br>
I'd like to organize a fair that offers handcrafted items and workshops. I know of a great venue, but it's really expensive. This is something I would have to do really small at first just in case.<br><br>
The only problem is my little town isn't a big tourist draw. Matter of fact, this place kinda sucks. (One good thing - Better Than Ezra is coming to town soon!)<br><br>
Any advice? I just really don't know where to start.
 

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i do have an idea for this. ask one of your local schools to host...offer them a percentage of your entry fee for allowing your vendors to set up in the hallways. your childs school is a great place to start cause they already know you.<br>
i would try to get all the free advertising you can...sometimes local radio will advert craft fairs for free. put up flyers calling all craft persons, etc...if you really hussle you could have a good turnout.<br><br>
we have a craft fair like this every year...it was this past weekend as a matter of fact. our small school hosts and even has a breakfast prepared with donuts and such for a small fee. the craft fair started here 4 years ago with 18 vendors, all local, and now they have a lottery system to get a space because the fair has outgrown the size of the school. the second year it spilled over from the hallways into the cafeteria!<br><br>
just a suggestion, but if you get a few devoted crafters behind you, it could become a much anticipated event every year like ours is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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