Monday, August 5, 2013

Things to Bring to a Craft Show, Fair, or Event


Craft Show season is approaching, so I thought I would include some helpful resources for those of you that sell at them.  This is a checklist of just about everything you may need at a craft show.  There are longer lists out there, but this covers most of what you could ever possibly need.



  • Any product information signs necessary
  • Aspirin and/or any medicines 
  • Baggies
  • Battery operated fan
  • Box of tissues
  • Brochures
  • Bug spray
  • Bungee cords
  • Business cards and holder
  • Calculator
  • Camera
  • Canopy or tent & supplies
  • Carpeting or floor covering 
  • Cash box with change
  • Catalogs
  • Cell phone
  • Chairs or stool 
  • Change of clothes
  • Change of shoes
  • Charge/credit slips
  • Cleaners
  • Clipboard and notebook
  • Clip-on lights
  • Clothespins
  • Company name sign
  • Cooler
  • Credit card equipment
  • Customer bags
  • Deodorant
  • Dolly or cart 
  • Drop clothes to cover display at overnight shows
  • Duct tape
  • Extension cords
  • Extra light bulbs
  • Extra price tags
  • Extra weights or spikes
  • Fabric draping for riser or shelf coverings
  • First aid kit 
  • Fishing line 
  • Flyers
  • Free samples
  • Garbage bags
  • Glass cleaner
  • Glue for repairs 
  • Guest book/mailing list
  • Hammer
  • High energy foods and juices
  • Inventory list/prices
  • Jacket or sweater
  • Lamps
  • Laptop (if needed)
  • Make-up
  • Napkins
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Paper weight
  • Pens and pencils
  • Plastic tarps or sheeting in case of rain
  • Plastic utensils
  • Power strip
  • Power strips
  • Products
  • Push pins & extra tacks
  • Racks
  • Receipt book/sales book
  • Retail order forms/price list
  • Risers
  • Rubber bands
  • Safety and/or straight pins
  • Sales tax chart
  • Scissors
  • Screwdrivers
  • Shelves
  • Side-walls or tarps for overnight
  • Special order forms
  • Stapler and staples
  • String
  • Sun hat and/or sunglasses
  • Sun screen
  • Table clothes
  • Tables
  • Tape - scotch, masking, duct, packing
  • Tie down ropes
  • Twist ties
  • Wall units
  • Water bottle
  • Weights for display and tent 
  • Wet wipes
  • Wholesale order forms/price list
  • Wire
  • Wrench


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