lizabethy Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 3:39pm
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Has anyone ever participated in a vendor fair?  My sister and I decide to participate in what we originally were told was a craft fair.  Now, they are calling it a vendor fair.  Has anyone ever done a vendor fair and had it be lucrative?  We're having a hard time deciding how much to make and how to prepare for it. 

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youniquetreats Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 6:39pm
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Im fairly new to the cupcake business myself. I did my first vendor fair about two weeks ago. It was for a fall festival. I had to pay for my table so my goal was to make back at least what it cost me to rent the table. So I chose 6 different cupcake flavors and made a batch of each. The flavors that I thought would sell the best did the worst. And the ones I thought no one would be into did the best. My banana pudding cupcakes were a best seller. In the end I made way more $$$ than what I put into it. Its going to be hard to get an exact number, As experience will be your best teacher. I suggest you decide on a number your comfortable with and go from there. Make sure you document the flavors you have made, and find a way to track sales. This will give you an idea as to what to do next time. I hope this helps

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