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Where can I get leads for Fairs

Nov 16, 2005
For those of you that have done festivals and fairs where do you get the leads for those. I don't have a director in my area so I have to set up my own events...I am interested is doing some events but don't know where to get started...can any one offer any advice?:confused:


Advanced Member
Gold Member
Jul 29, 2005
Contact your

Local Chamber of Commerce or Visitors and Conventions Bureau. Both of these resources should have a very good schedule of events in your community. You can also check neighboring communities.

Other useful info/tips:

If the vendor fees are more than you think you can handle alone, or the event is more than a few hours, or multiple days, offer time slots to other consultants in your cluster. Festivals and Fairs are great for booking and recruiting leads. However, they do take a toll on you if you are the only consultant working the booth. I do a small street fair in my town each year and it is only one day from about 10 in the morning to 3:45 in the afternoon. However, my set up time last year was 6:00 am and I could not bring my vehicle back on the Main Street to pack up until 4:00 p.m. It rained that day, so I could not pre-pack my vehicle so I was up at 4:30 am - it was a very long day! It was worth it but, I think maybe next year I will see if I can get one other consultant to work for a couple of hours.

Also, check out joining your local Chamber of Commerce. I did this and the vendor fees in my town are about half the price now that I get the member discount.

Good luck!


Veteran Member
Feb 17, 2006
Definately check out the COC and you can also check with the City Hall.