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Thread #105488 Message #2171728
Posted By: PoppaGator
15-Oct-07 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Craft stalls at festivals
Subject: RE: BS: Craft stalls at festivals
BWL: Have you considered selling at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival?
The booths are pretty expensive, but the crowds are huge, and many attendees are just as interested in shopping for arts and crafts as they are in listening to the music.
A friend of mine who makes his full-time living as a leather craftsman, and who sells at festivals all over the US, takes a booth at the NOJHF every year and does quite well.
It's a two-weekend event, and craft booths are available only for one weekend per vendor. (That is, no one can rent a space for both weekends.) That's how much these spaces are in demand; the potential profits are more than enough to justify the price, no matter how high it might seem.
The event is always held on the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May, at the Fair Grounds race track.