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    flea markets ect....

    Its that farmers market/ flea market/ trade show time of year. What do you find sells great??

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    the hotdog and icecream vendors do great at all the shows near me.
    The pickle packing vendors also have lines, incredible, lines for pickles.
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    food seems to be always selling,, maybe i need to get me a chuck wagon
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    food seems to be always selling,, maybe i need to get me a chuck wagon
    or ask Allen, He could whip one up for ya in no time...
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    on a woodworking note, there is a local show here a couple of times a year, its more of a fleamarket/crafts show.
    Alot of jewerly makers, knitters/crocheters?, and alot of people with their old junk.Not alot vendors, it fills up the railroad station parking lot.
    Ive noticed theres one guy that sells wooden lawn ornaments, the twirly birds, planters, etc.......he seems to do ok with the stuff. Years ago I bought planter stands from him.
    Hes there most times Ive went to the show, so Im guessing he does ok. I believe some of his lawn signs are purchased and he resells them, but he sells alot of stuff that seems homemade(as were the plant stands I purchased from him)
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    Two big crafts shows in our town each year. Hundreds of tables and about half of them jewelry, especially necklaces. Not much of it any good. The woodworking guys seem to get a lot of visitors but few sales. Same with turners although cheap stuff will sell a little. Gaudily decorated t-shirts and sweat shirts sell well. Beats me why.
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    I guess I should have been more specific. What woodworking items have you guys and gals had success selling?

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    i think you need to read between the lines a little micheal,, the jist is that from what they have said is that woodwork isnt selling, and food and t-shirts or jewelry are???
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    I was planning to stop by our local FM tonight on the way home and see what's there. Will report back...
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    The main things I see at the downtown street fair (is that the correct word?) are paintings, jewelry, food and some ceramics. Wood items show up sometimes. I have no idea how things go financially. There are items frome a few dollars to a few thousand dollars (usually paintings or sculpture on the high end). Oh yes, usually a couple photography booths.

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