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Scheduled Shows (including past show pics)
& Venue

Craft Show Checklist:

Tools:
Scissors
Pens
Clear tape – scotch, masking, packing and maybe duct tape too
String
Safety pins
Push pins and tacks
Paper clips
Clothespins
Super glue
Hot glue gun
Zip ties
Pliers
Screwdriver
Wire cutters
Hammer (if you will need to stake the tent on grass)
Water jugs, cinder blocks or tent weights – stakes if you are on grass
Dustpan
Trash bags
Tools of your trade to demonstrate your craft
Camera
Tupperware containers to transport materials to show
Dolly to carry your supplies to your booth (if lots)
Water
Snacks
Sunblock
Directions/contact info for the show
Apron
Candy dish
Pocket mirror
Breath mints
First aid kit
A friend – if you don’t want to leave your booth unattended while you go to the bathroom (you’ll have to eventually!), bring a friend

Booth Decoration and Shop Information:
Signs
Brochures, catalog, free literature (optional)
Business cards (a must)
Discount coupons for your website
Portfolio (optional, great to show people who might want a custom item or to a potential wholesale client)
Mailing List
Table cloths
Additional fabric draping
Risers
Baskets
Shelving
Pegboard
Chair or stool
Backdrop
Banner
Lighting (if an option)
Mirror
Carpet or floor covering (this is also optional)

Packaging:
Bags with your shop’s name on them – we print our logo on stickers
Tissue or butcher paper for fragile items
Gift wrap
Ribbon

Finance:
Signs with prices or
Individually price each item using hang tags or stickers
Calculator!!!
Cash box with change – ones, fives, tens and coins
Square or other credit card reader for your phone
and/or
Knuckle buster and imprinter slips
Wholesale Order forms
Receipt book
List of inventory to mark off your sales
Sales tax chart
A copy of your sales tax certificate
Notebook to keep track of your expenses during the trip – mileage, hotel, etc.
Clipboard (for customers who want to write checks, fill out a custom order or need to sign cc slips)

Don’t forget to bring your smile and interact with potential customers. Most importantly, bring lots of inventory!

 

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