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posted 10/18/22 13:55:38   category » Artist Resources

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  • Artists/Crafters
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  • Promoters
  • Event Deadline Reminders

FestivalNet has been around since 2002. Check out the newsletters archives here.

Saint Augustine Lions Spring Seafood Festival Turns 40 This Year

posted 10/18/22 13:39:34   category » Festival Food Vendors
Saint Augustine Lions Spring Seafood Festival Turns 40 This Year

Looking for a spring event? The historic city of St. Augustine Florida is the home of a wonderful Seafood Festival. This year the event will be held on March 25th and 26th. Both vendors and visitors should check out this exciting Festival. Not only is it a great event, but it supports the charitable work of the Lions Club International.

This event has it all, food festival, crafts show, music, entertainment, and rides, no wonder it draws over 20,000 visitors in just one weekend. 

The Festival will offer a number of children’s, adult, and family events and activities, including axe throwing, face-painting, music, clowns, magic, character meet-and-greets, an interactive fire engine exhibition, arts and crafts, and balloon fun.

There are spots for 100 juried arts and crafts vendors to display their wares at this beautiful park location. There is a February deadline for both craft and food vendors.

Musicians can apply until the schedule is full. Visitors expect to hear Jazz, Latin, Country, Folk, Classic Rock, Motown, and Contemporary, so whatever your style this is an event for you.

Christkindlmarkt, a Bavarian Holiday Tradition

posted 10/17/22 12:18:13   category » Event Highlights
Christkindlmarkt, a Bavarian Holiday Tradition

As the Christmas holidays approach, a very special type of craft and artist fair start to appear all across the country. ChrisKindleMarts are wonderful little craft fairs specializing in Holiday themed items. They typically contain a mix of local artisans and crafts from around the world.

In addition to crafts and holiday items. many of these events include specialty German food and music. Children's crafts and activities will keep your kids happy while you shop for unique gifts. Shop local and think global is a great way to celebrate the holidays. 

And One to Wool them All

posted 10/11/22 12:58:41   category » Event Highlights
And One to Wool them All

This week brings the return of the New York State Sheep and Wool festival to Rhinebeck, New York. Held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on October 15 and 16th, this is the premier fiber event in the Northeast. Over 30,000 people are expected to attend this year. 

Billed as a family event, this Art Festival has something for everyone. Everything from live animals like sheep, goats, and rabbits to the fiber and products made from all these beautiful animals. You can buy raw fleece, roving, handspun yarn, and garments like socks and sweaters made by hand. You can buy the table looms or craft project supplies you always wanted.

Preparing for the Holiday Craft Fair Season

posted 10/10/22 10:49:11   category » Craft Fair Vendor Resources
Preparing for the Holiday Craft Fair Season

The 2022 holiday shopping season is early here in the United States. Already, back-to-school is off the shelf, and holiday-themed items are everywhere in retail stores. It's time to get your stuff together and make the most of the holiday selling season. There are a lot of steps that you need to take to prepare for this important time of year. For many artisans, it is their main selling season! 

The steps include:

  • booking your events, lodging, and travel
  • getting your inventory in order
  • marketing the events
  • ordering packaging
  • display booth management

Looking for craft fair display ideas?

posted 10/04/22 15:49:50   category » Craft Fair Vendor Resources
Looking for craft fair display ideas?

Displaying your work well is critical to drawing people into your craft show booth. If potential customers don’t walk into your booth, you can’t make a sale. Many artists lose sight of this and rely on their work alone to do the heavy lifting. The last few shows I attended had some great examples of this.

Visiting the Celtic Classic in Bethlehem, PA recently, two booths stood out for their marketing efforts. One for presentation and the other for graphics.

Write Good Product Descriptions for Selling Online

posted 09/29/22 10:18:53   category » Small Business Resources
Write Good Product Descriptions for Selling Online

As more and more people turn to buying products online instead of in stores, eCommerce sites are booming with business and companies selling products online have gained a definitive edge. In order for your products to sell well, however, you have to do more than simply offer them online. Regardless of your industry, clients will have a sea of choices to wade through when making their online purchases. Excellent product descriptions will make your company's products stand out. These five tips will show you how to write product descriptions that will bring about the client conversion you want and grow your products' popularity and credibility.

Six of the Best Fall Festivals in North Carolina

posted 09/21/22 09:11:04   category » Event Highlights
Six of the Best Fall Festivals in North Carolina

Nothing says fall in North Carolina like pumpkins, apples, and foliage. It's such a unique period of the year that many people all around the state and beyond like to celebrate. And what better way to say hello to the new season than by attending an outdoor festival? Well, if you happen to reside in North Carolina or are just around it in time for fall, you're going to like hearing what we're going to say next. It doesn't matter if you're looking for apple cider, pumpkin butter, or just a plate of otherworldly barbecue; there are lots of events to explore around the Tar Heel State that provide all of these options and more. With that said, we bring you the list of the best fall festivals to visit in North Carolina.

#1 Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival

The first festival we will talk about is the famous Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival. Held in a charming little town named Elkin, located approximately an hour from Winston Salem and Charlotte, this event draws thousands of visitors to Elkin's main street.

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