On Sunday, less than a week after booking it, I did my second craft fair, my first outside.
I discovered some important things.
1) Craft fairs are only as good as their organiser/s . . .
2) Outside is very different to inside (you'd think I'd have worked that one out by now . . . ).
3) The wind can make a huge difference to everything. Yes, rain/sun is a big issue. But never underestimate the effects a decent breeze can have on lighter items of jewellery and that nice new table covering you'd treated yourself to . . .
4) The wind can also blow over earrings stands. It can even blow away earrings . . .
5) The wind can mean you have to completely rearrange your table design by removing earring stands . . .
6) The wind also moves your jewellery around the table. Constantly.
7) Beware of lavatories in corners of fields with no mains drainage. . . or toilet roll . . . or locks on the door . . .
8) All photos taken on the day will be rubbish and not worthy of being posted on the web . . .
9) If the fair isn't advertised, then no one will come to the fair . . .
On the more positive side, I did make a sale and got a commission (now completed) so I didn't lose out financially, I had some nice chats with other stall-holders, and I gained a lot of experience (mainly weather-related)!