Are you Ready to Apply for a Stall?

You’ve checked out the market and the fairs you visited checked all of your boxes - they’re the perfect fit. You’re ready to apply. Asking questions might feel like the process is going a little more slowly, but the more information you have, the better.

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Questions to Ask Before you Apply

In order to plan more accurately, here are a few important questions to ask the organiser before you apply: Can you give me some indications of exhibitor success? What are the expected visitor numbers and what are they based on? What is included in the application fees with regards to the set up? What are the actual dimensions of space? Must you use a table or have you got creative license with the space? How is the market going to be promoted? Through which platforms? How can I help to promote the engage? Is there a plan or layout for the market and can I choose a spot (you don’t want to be next to a competitor)

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Start Networking

The aim here is to be interested in the market and build a good relationship with the fair manager. The better you can plan, and the more successful your stall will be at the end of the day. This will make the fair organiser happy because they will know that you’re responsible for creating a great experience for the customers (their customers are your customers too!).

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Use Social Media To your Advantage

If your application is accepted, you build relationships and take initiative in promoting the fair online. Start rolling out exciting content on social media for a whole week prior to the event. You can team up with fellow crafters and creators to do this. We suggest creating a community group that will encourage each other online by commenting and liking each others posts to create engagement in anticipation of the event.

Watch out for our next blog post which will focus on how to make your application stand out.