Questions you must ask before you apply to your next craft show

You’re browsing the internet looking for new craft shows in your area (i.e. Ontario).  When determining if a show is right for you there are a few key questions to ask.   Below is our curated list of questions you must ask before you apply to your next craft show.

  • How many years has the show been operating?
  • What other shows have they done?
  • Has the management changed or is it the same show organizer from previous years?
  • Any changes to the show from previous years?
  • What was the past attendance (does attendance change per season)?
  • What is the advertising or marketing plan?
  • Is it a juried show?
  • What is the venue like (size, parking)?
  • Other Marketing or PR opportunities for exhibitors?
  • How/If they promote vendors at the show
  • Are they active on social media?
  • Do they have a website?
  • Past media exposure (check on their website under media)
  • What is the percent of returning vendors?
  • How many (or percentage of) vendors in my category

Craftadian Christmas Craft Show in Hamilton

Craftadian Christmas Show in Hamilton

December 5-6, 2015

Join us for the Craftadian Christmas Craft Show as it returns to Hamilton for the second year.  Shop local with over 100 artisans this holiday season with thousands of handmade unique finds.  Visitors can shop a wide variety of categories such as holiday décor, jewellery, local body care, toys, woodworking and gourmet goodies. This year, the Show will have over 100 artisans, including many local from the Hamilton area.   Find that special gift for everyone on your list.   The Craftadian Christmas Show is a craft show in Hamilton. Continue reading