My last post was about a craft show we attended as vendors, but I unintentionally omitted a part that is important to me, questions that I wanted to ask you!
Do you attend craft shows? If so, as a vendor? or as a shopper?
If you attend as a vendor, what type of products do you take to sell? Do you prefer small to medium sized shows? Or do you only look for the huge ones with 100’s of vendors and even more customers?
As a shopper, do you try to find shows where everything is hand made? or do you attend the ones that have a mixture of artists, crafters, and representatives of larger businesses (such as Pampered Chef, Tupperware, and Candle-Lite)? Do you go to a show just to look and possibly buy something on impulse? Or do you go looking for something specific for yourself or as a gift? Or could you be looking for a vendor you’d purchased from before to see what else he/she might have created since last time?
Thank you for reading and perhaps answering some of these questions. As a small business, we’ve been doing craft shows for years, but this is my first attempt at some market research. I know the answers will vary, by individual tastes as well as by country, and city or rural locations. It should be interesting to find a general picture of what appeals to everyone.