Friday, June 24, 2011
Fairy Festival 2011 Recap
The fairy festival was a blast this year! Despite a few snafus near the beginning everything went well. It is always fascinating to see what sells the best - this year it was the fairy bell rings (hanging on the vertical stand). Last year it was the magic wands. Overall I sold a lot of stuff, which is always a relief!
I half-assed some things this year that I need not repeat in the future. I am making myself take notes on a few things that I need to improve on for future shows:
<< The Tent. The blue tent was TERRIBLE. I hated the color it made everything under it, i.e. all my items for sale. I used it last year and hated it then, so I have no idea why I didn't get rid of it this year. I need white. I don't care if I have to sell something I own to buy a new one... I will.
<< Be EARLY. Way early. I was not as early as I wanted this year and it left me stressed out.
<< Sketch a diagram of my setup. With everything I usually use for display currently in storage I didn't have a lot of my usual decor etc. This left me this time around with tables that were extremely vertically challenged. I could have done more to improve this, but I didn't and it's my fault.
<< Get a sign. Why don't I think of these things when I have time...
I have another show in a couple weeks with an average attendance of 20,000 people. Wow. I already have some great plans for my space, which will be quite different as I will be sharing a booth for this one.
Planning is important...