Tips for Booth Set Up in a Craft Show

You’ve decided your business is coming along and you want to try and participate in a craft show.
This is what you can expect…

You will get an empty booth.

Some shows will let you rent a carpet, tables, chairs etc.
Check with the event organizer for exact details as it varies from show to show.

You start unloading the equipment and supplies you brought.
A u-haul track and dolly may be in order.

Start  by arranging the items you bring in, by approximate location to where they should be.
Make a mini map for yourself and plan ahead where you think things will fit in your booth.

A lot of commotion is going on.

Take a look and see what other folks are doing.
You can get great ideas for your next show!

Check out what containers they are using to carry their items.

Maybe you will want to get your own draperies.

You start by moving the tables away from your walls and hang everything you want.
Don’t forget to bring a ladder.

Once you are done with your wall set up, arrange your furniture.

Then it’s time to start arranging your table displays.

Take use of the space under the table.
You can hide your containers and wares under there tacked away.

You will need pens and paper.

Think about how you will charge your customers.
Most people prefer to pay with a credit card…

Take advantage of all areas of your booth for display.

Long power cords, splitters and lights could be very handy.

AAA Vac and Sew in San Mateo were kind enough to let me tag along.

You can check out the store:
AAA Vac and Sew
501 S. B Street • San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: 650-344-5006

Every square inch of your booth is prime real estate.
Treat it as such!

Walk around and say hi to your fellow vendors, you may need to borrow something later on.

You may want to “close” your booth once you are done for the day.
And most important, have fun!

You can find more information about the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
This year it’s FREE, enjoy!

September is national sewing month

September is national sewing month!

The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”

You may belong or are looking for a a sewing guild.
American Sewing Guild is a membership organization that welcomes sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels and from many different walks of life. Chapters are located in cities all across the country and members meet monthly to learn new sewing skills, network with others who share an interest in sewing and participate in community service sewing projects.
2011 National Sewing Month Sew for the Love of It!
Contest runs through September 30, 2011

Will be checking the San Mateo Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival, you can find more information about location and time:

Happy sewing everyone!

Lebanese Festival

A friend came across a flier to the 1st Lebanese Festival. Thanks T!
Armed with a camera, here is what you missed, or did you?

Bouncing houses for the little ones.

Various performances along with a mock traditional wedding.

Check out the different booths.

A nice selection of gaming booths

Face painting anyone?

Fun prizes

One of the booth with variety of drinks.

Nice selection of traditional foods

Of course the desert is a must

You can check out more information about the Lebanese Festival.

Keep an eye out for next year’s event!