Do you have nightmares about showing up at a big craft fair only to realize you've forgotten something extremely important at home?
In fact I always over-prepare for big events because I worry I'll forget something crucial.
So, to keep you calm, organized and on track, here's a list of what to bring to craft fairs so you won't forget a thing.
I have a checklist list that I keep with all of my display items that lists everything I need to bring when I'm attending a juried art fair or a home party. I keep separate lists, one for shows and one for home parties because I bring different items to each. When I'm ready to pack up, I just pull out the list, and I can easily be certain that I haven't forgotten anything.
To get you started on your own list (because it won't be exactly the same as mine), here's a list of items to bring:
Of course, you'll have your own specific items that you need to bring to art and craft fairs. So I'd suggest using this list as a starting point, and then adding to it so you have all of your own specific items listed on your own master list.
For example, under the display section, I've included screens, risers, shelves, display boards, stands, mirrors etc. You won't necessarily use all of those items in your own craft display, and there may be some things specific to your own display that are not on the list. So, use the list as a place to start, and add or remove items to the list so you have your own specific list that notes everything you'll need to bring to a juried art show.
After a show, take a minute to note whether there is anything you did not bring with you that you wish you had. If you've forgotten to bring any important items, add that on to the list for next time.
My list of items to bring to a craft show really goes a long way to help me stay organized. You can be very busy during the days leading up to art and craft fairs, so anything that helps you to be a little more organized will help things to go smoothly and allow you to focus on other tasks.
What to Bring to Craft Fairs