Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chapter Nine

BUILDING A CART

If you like, you could always consider foregoing a traditional booth and create a cart. This is especially good if you have small items, or your larger booth has smaller products you can also sell in a satellite location. The biggest advantage to a cart is not only the smaller booth fees, but you are mobile and can rationalize moving if your first location isn’t working for you. Carts can pepper a Faire and have the advantage of being out in front of your customers and not tucked in a corner somewhere with little hope of moving. Some carts are even mobile enough to move constantly, always going where the people are.

This is very nice if you wish to park yourself at the exit when the Faire is ending, or near the stage when a big scheduled event is imminent. Carts can come in all sizes and even include places for you to sit within them. The following sketches* will give you some ideas of what a cart might be, and maybe inspire you to dream up something unique to you and your products.

* Work in progress, sketches coming.

4 comments:

  1. I'm missing something. I don't see any of the "following sketches" referred to.

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  2. Hi Unknown,

    Sorry about that, the book is a work in progress, drawings will be forthcoming. Thanks for keeping me on my toes. :)

    Don

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  3. Hello Don, I really love your blog. I read the entire thing, and it has given me even more of a reason to pursue arts and crafts as a lifestyle, even if I need a day job to support it(for now). I would love to read much more on what you have to say on the entire Renaissance Faire subject, but at this particular moment, I am most intrigued on attempting to build a hopefully portable, period, and whimsical structure as a vendor. I realize this article is several years old, but I do really appreciate all of it. Thanks for being you.

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  4. Thanks rshl, I know all about the bug to be a craftsperson, we currently do the Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco each year for the very same reason. Thanks for the kind words and best of luck on your vendor career. I think you will find you will be instantly adopted into a much larger family once you do!

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