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    Default Stock for Summer Festivals

    Hello, hoping for some advice again! (this forum is so so useful by the way - thank you)

    I'm selling my silver jewellery at 2 festivals this Summer. One has 3000 attendees and is a family friendly music and arts and crafts type festival running over 3 days, the second has around 100,000 attendees and is a surf/skate daytime festival running over 5 days and I'm really not sure how much stock to make. I have around 35 pieces in my collection. I think it's more of a case of me showcasing my pieces to a wider audience rather than selling as such, as I'm thinking people may not spend that sort of money at a festival, however obviously I want to make sure that I have enough stock in case people do buy! Does anyone have any experience or advice for me?

    Thank you so much in advance. Daisy x

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    My first event I did was a festival with around 30,000 attendees (baptism by fire!) It was a two day event, family friendly, music and crafts etc, but I only did the first day.

    I looked at it like you, as a showcase. A lot of people took business cards (and I mean A LOT!) so take way more cards than you think you will need.

    As for stock, I sold quite a few bits. It was mostly in the 30/40 range, but I was surprised to sell a few more expensive pieces as well. This year I'm going to take some smaller stud earrings that I can sell for less as an experiment. As I've only done one so far, I'm probably not best placed to tell you how much stock you will need - I only had one of most of my designs, some I had two, and I wish I'd had time to make more. This year I'm going to try and make probably 5 of each of the less expensive pieces and just stick with one of each of the more expensive ones.

    Good luck with the festivals!

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    I've only ever done one and it turned out to be a disaster. Worst event ever.

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    That's really helpful, thank you!

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