Selling at Fairs and Festivals

We'll help you succeed when selling at craft shows, whether it's your first time exhibiting or you have hundreds of craft fairs under your belt. The DIY display ideas will turn your booth into the snazziest spot at the show. We share tips on everything — from rocking your next show application to choosing the right event — to make selling at fairs both lucrative and fun.

PuNk rAwK pUrL's Tammy George

Holiday Design Bazaar Benefits the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy Fine Arts Program

Saturday November 19, 2011 was the second annual Holiday Design Bazaar at the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood.  A truly special event, this annual fundraiser, in collaboration with local craft superstars, helps to raise money to support the public elementary school's fine arts programming.  Crafters pledged to donate 25% of their sales from the day to help the cause.  This year's event was brimming with wonderful local vendors and family and friends of the Harvey Milk school.  I took some tim

DIY Trunk Show

DIY Trunk Show showcases the best of the Midwest

Chicago's holiday shopping season kicked off with a bang on Saturday, Nov. 19 with the DIY Trunk Show (, the city's largest Midwest-focused craft fair. Shoppers packed the Broadway Armory, the show's new Edgewater location, to stock up on everything from handmade holiday cards to stuffed monsters to one-of-a-kind pens.

Local crafters Amy Carleton and Cinnamon Cooper launched the show in 2003, and it's since been taken over by the Chicago Craft Mafia, an organization of local craft business owners.


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