selling stuff at festivals
Posted March 27 2005 - 07:25 AM
does anyone have any info on this?
Posted March 28 2005 - 02:58 AM
sorry i'm not much help x
Posted March 28 2005 - 05:26 AM
There's a good website here for a guide to UK fests:
You can do a search with London as a Keyword.
Here's another website, although I've not explored it. It looks good:
Also, you'll find that many hipforumers are going to one of the best festivals of the summer here:
can you decode it?
Posted March 29 2005 - 03:08 AM
this entitles you to legally sell handicrafts etc on a little stall on the streets, providing you're meeting local bylaws about not blocking throughfare etc. it covers the whole of the uk for a year.
i dont think you can use it inside festivals, but for things like street festivals, carnivals, etc its great. its also great wherever there are big gatherings of people, for example, when the carling weekend is on, reading town centre is absoloutly packed and you'd do really well selling there.
likewise for winchester hat fair, brighton fringe festival, sailsbury festival etc. just check them out on the net.
if you want to have a stall in the main area of a festival then you need alot of money to begin with because it is generally a good idea to have loads of stock. people wont come over if you only have a few things on display. then you have to pay to have the stall there. how much you pay and how far in advance varies from festival to festival. the cut off date for booking at glastonbury was jan 10th.
you can sometimes get away with paying for a ticket into the festival then setting up on the floor somewhere inside the festival. again, it depends on the festival as to whether or not you get away with it.
whatever you decide to do - good luck and hope it all works out for you!
peace and love
Posted March 29 2005 - 03:30 AM
Posted March 29 2005 - 09:05 AM
well, i only started making hemp jewerly last weekend, i havent got much stuff now, but I sure will in a couple of months...I plan to sell it at the cannabis festival in london (if it goes ahead as planned) and If i'm still around London in the summer, i will probably sell at other festivals, but i think it's more probable that i'll be selling my stuff around europe by that time.
Posted March 30 2005 - 11:38 AM
if you check out job lots on ebay there are some really good deals to be had on celtic jewellry, braclets, rings, etc. i bought some beautiful elephant insence holders at around a quid each with a retail value of £2.50. if you stock up on little bits and pieces like that it will be alot easier than making everything in time though you need cash to begin with.
a good combination is handmade supplemented with stuff from wholesalers. if you do go to ebay you can follow links from some of the sellers to their own websites where you can also get some really good deals.
peace and love
Posted April 05 2005 - 02:30 AM
Posted April 05 2005 - 03:27 AM
have an ask around and see if you can find a parkup where i can leave the caravan and i may be down, though as with all my plans it will be open to change!
if you go down the local cop shop with £12.50 in your purse and ask for a peddlars licence they should send it to you within a week. i didnt need ID but it might vary from station to station so i'd take some with you anyway.
peace and love
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