Do you want to make sure that your craft show application gets accepted? Do you want to make the most of your time and effort at craft shows?

There are many different categories of crafts shows, but it all boils down to two types: juried and non-juried shows.

What’s the difference? Very simply, juried shows are pickier about the quality of the crafts they allow in than non-juried shows.

There’s certainly nothing wrong with non-juried shows. In fact, they can be nicer, because they’re less expensive and often more local. The diversity of products offered for sale can be wider than in a juried show. (This can be a good thing or a bad thing.)

Whether you’re submitting an application to juried or non-juried shows, organizers may still reject your application.

So how to make sure that your craft show application ends up in the “yes” pile?

Check out these craft fair tips from show organizers around the U.S. to find out how your craft show application gets automatically approved. Here’s a quick guide from Dear, Handmade Life:

Every show follows a criteria for their applications. Likely, they are making requests like that to speed up the approval process on their end, and if you don’t follow the directions, some shows may simply exclude your application.

Here are a few more tips from Candiware:

That’s it. Have you been denied from a craft shows before? What did you learn from the experience? Do you have any tips on how to submit a successful craft show application? Please let us know in the comments.

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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