Originally Posted by AudreyNicole
This thread has me super excited with all kinds of wonderful ideas! Does anyone have any tips for finding information on upcoming craft fairs in my area? I am originally from PA, and up there, there is always some sort of craft fair going on somewhere, but since I moved to Florida, I haven't been able to find any... Anyone have any ideas?
Try craigslist for your town or cities nearby, and specify "events." I found quite a few listed for my town, Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma is known as being in the "Bible Belt" and we do have lots and lots of large churches here. They are always having craft fairs. You might look in your Yellow pages under churches and call a few of them and ask if they have any upcoming fairs or bazaars.
Also, don't know how large your city is, but our newspaper here sponsors a website that has info on everything going on in town and upcoming events.
Once you do a fair or two, you can talk to the other vendors and find out about upcoming shows they know about. I found this to be a good source of info. Also, they can tell you a little about the attendance, etc.
The craft fair circuit seems to be pretty slow during the summer months, unless you live in a resort or tourist town, which might make a difference.
Most places start having fairs in the fall and run right up to Christmas.
Good luck finding some fairs.