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Title: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: Nell on March 26, 2013, 05:28:49 PM
One in June, one in July and one in August.
I'm quite nervous... :-\


Title: Re: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: Denice on March 26, 2013, 06:53:51 PM
You'll be fine Nell :)

I suggest you try out how you want your stand to look beforehand - so if you have a 6' table at a fair, set it out as you think you will on the day.  Make sure you take some photo's so you know what you're doing when you get there.  Look at ways to create different heights and ideas for price tags etc.

Think about what you need to make in preparation, so it's not all last minute

Then, have a think about what would be the simplest way for you to pack all your goodies to get there - can you use boxes which you'll use for display purposes too - that sort of thing

Get a decent flask for hot drinks, take a couple of cold drinks (hopefully there will be some sunshine by June), a couple of snacks which are easy to eat and not messy (don't want a dirty face when talking to your customers ;)

Most of all, enjoy it  :buttrf:


Title: Re: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: Soapwitch on March 26, 2013, 07:28:44 PM
have a few different layouts in mind especially if you don't know if you are in the middle or have an end table, take plenty of lighting and always smile, good luck but i am sure you will be fine.


Title: Re: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: andoy on March 26, 2013, 07:47:09 PM
you'll be fine. Have fun.


Title: Re: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: Lindy on March 26, 2013, 08:43:35 PM
So exciting!  I agree with Denise and Soapwitch!  Do some trial set-ups to see what you like and what works best for you....  You can even set them up, take pictures and get opinions from everyone here.  We are ever so opinionated helpful here.....  ;D


Title: Re: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: sdq on March 26, 2013, 08:59:40 PM
Wow! well done,  :buttrf: :buttrf: :buttrf:You will be fine. Dont worry.
Hope you do well. And you have plenty of time to plan for it.


Title: Re: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: Nell on March 26, 2013, 09:08:35 PM
So exciting!  I agree with Denise and Soapwitch!  Do some trial set-ups to see what you like and what works best for you....  You can even set them up, take pictures and get opinions from everyone here.  We are ever so opinionated helpful here.....  ;D
I am very nervous so I think I will do just that. I'll also post pictures of my costume for approval admiration too.
I'll be practising victory roll hair this weekend with my 13 yr old. I don't want to let the image down with my own appearance.

Ooh, it's a vintage fair. I forgot to say.


Title: Re: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: gurdeep on March 26, 2013, 10:25:37 PM
just have fun  :mwaha:


Title: Re: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: EJ on March 26, 2013, 11:24:59 PM
Best o luck Nell.

Take a goodly sized cash float - it's almost guaranteed that the first two customers will each buy one bar of soap and each hand over a twenty pound note!


Title: Re: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: sdq on March 27, 2013, 12:12:01 AM
Wow EJ, you are spot on, thats what happened to me.  ???  :mwaha:


Title: Re: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: Tanya on March 27, 2013, 12:50:08 AM
Best o luck Nell.

Take a goodly sized cash float - it's almost guaranteed that the first two customers will each buy one bar of soap and each hand over a twenty pound note!

I had my first 3 customers in a row at Christmas handing me €50 each for €10 - €15 amount of goods each! Was ok for the 1st 2 then the 3rd I just laughed!


Title: Re: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: Lindy on March 27, 2013, 12:55:14 AM
Oh I love vintage!!!


Title: Re: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: Michelle on March 28, 2013, 12:04:30 AM
Oh definately show us your vintage costume nad hair. I kep trying to do a victory roll but my hairs so long i just get ina faff.

Sounds exciting


Title: Re: I've just booked my first three fair pitches.
Post by: madpiano on July 15, 2013, 11:17:56 PM
Isn't it time for pictures of the fair and your outfit?