Now is the time when people begin to shop for the holidays (unless you’re super thrifty and you buy gifts on clearance or on sale throughout the year and stash them away until it’s time to give them).
So now is the time to gear up your inventory and start making products specifically for the season or holidays. Listing for Halloween items should begin now if you have them, Fall themed items, Thanksgiving, and Christmas etc. Most studios have local venues they cater to as well, so do it.
We are totally booked for every weekend in October and November so far between our Local Fresh Market and some Arts and Crafts festivals. I’m sure you can find events in your area by reaching out to your guilds or we’ve also found this site helpful…
The site lists other shows that are not included in American Craft Endeavors and are usually much less expensive (as well as events that are smaller or don’t require tents at all.)
Good luck with the shoppers and may the sales be with you!