Conducted my first juried show this weekend at the Richmond Raceway Complex (Christmas Classic). Learned a lot and really had a great time. We did a smaller show last year with minimal success, which after this weekend I can attribute to the volume of people in attendance.
Some Lessons Learned:
Being able to take Credit Cards is a big plus (we used Square)
Stylus’s (of any style) are a great seller, even w/ the other vendors (easier than having folks sign with their fingers)
Be flexible on pricing (come prepared to adjust as you learn price points)
Selection is key, everyone’s taste is different
I am sure there are others I will think of over time. All in all a great experience that we will do again next year. Not something I am looking to do on a multiple time a year basis but twice a year is possible.
Below are some pics, when we do this again we need better lighting.
-- Troy, Virginia