Decisions, Decisions - Giveaway

Just a couple of years ago, I was only aware of a handful of shows across North Texas; Now we have a calendar full and we are adding more and more each day! We are lucky to have so many events all over the metroplex that support indie artists & crafters of all sizes and styles.

This week's giveaway is sponsored by Kenzi of A Vintage Love. Kenzi's passion for being creative and crafting gave way to A Vintage Love, a marketplace for her to share her love for crafting with the world. Check out many of her designs on her blog!

How to enter: Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us what is the most important factor in selecting a show that you want to set-up or shop at. I'll be interested to hear what assets are priority to you, but it may also help some new folks figure out how they should weigh and judge potential events. Please don't forget to leave an email address, if I cannot contact you then you cannot collect your prize!

Contest ends at 10:00PM on Tuesday, March 22nd. Winners will be announced the morning of Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011.

And the winner is... Katrina of ecoFashionistas Jewelery and More! Congrats! You have won a one of a kind, custom, handmade onesie by A Vintage Love, a value of $20!

Didn't win? Never fear! Kenzi will be happy to setup a custom order just for you, or you can choose from one of her many designs on her blog.

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Email me at for more information!


  1. Setting up at a craft show,price is the first factor,how much space,location.
    I know for other vendors it is how big the show is and how many people attend,and level of advertisemnet,
    I am looking to get my product out there but more so... connecting with customers and developing relationships that bring repeat business,I have developed some wonderful friendships along the way too which is priceless.
    The turtle wins the race.

  2. Price is my number one consideration, then who the shoppers are going to be is my next consideration. My purpose in doing shows is to introduce people to Thirty-One's products and hopefully gain leads on those who might be interested in joining my team or interested in hosting. Orders are a BONUS, but I rarely do any cash and carry so for me the leads are the value!

    :) Randi Rainwater

  3. I appreciate feedback from other vendors too about a show, especially the High School or local club fundraisers. If there is no foot traffic, because folks don't advertise, even if the price is minimum, the effort to go / set up and the opportunity cost of being there matters to me. I am able to provide a large stock and variety of Scentsy products as cash and carry so foot traffic is key for me.
    :) Niloufer Watkins

  4. Since I have been in Texas I have only done a few shows, I am open to try anything but the ones that I love to attend are ones that are run by friendly helpful people, things that catch my eyes are pet friendly, set up assistance provided. I like the ones that allow u to submitted apps on line.. another big attraction is one that tells u when u will know by ..

  5. We have only been doing shows since September, but we've now learned where our market is and look for shows that will include children because they LOVE our stuff! :)
    Katrina Peebles