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Postby Kevan Bailey » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:41 pm

Just back from NLHF after the most successful weekend’s trading we’ve ever had (50% up on our previous Best-Ever-Day). We’d like to say thank you to our customers both old and new, to Dave Smith for organising a brilliant market (now definitely one of our favourites in spite of the cold) and to our fellow traders for being such a spiffing, sociable bunch.

Kevan Bailey (half of Peggy's Necessities)

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Postby sally » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:04 am

We too had a good show, really busy on the saturday, not so much on the sunday but thats ok. We all know its a venue in progress, and I'm looking forwards to seeing what has altered next spring. :D

Thanks everyone for putting up with me sniffling, I'd caught a cold from a school visit on friday :roll: Have taken note of all the requests and will be restocking franticly over the winter

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Postby FionaDowson » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:27 am

Excuse the ignorance but what is NLHF?

So far I've only traded through etsy, having given up on ebay. Do people find that actual events work better?

With my tarot (my day job) I've found that working at events is great fun and a brilliant way of meeting people but not necessarily very lucrative.


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Postby Graham Cooley » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:09 pm

Hi Fiona,

NLHF - National Living History Fair
ILHF - International Living History Fair
TORM - The Original Reenactors Market

If you do a google search you should easily find the individual websites. These three fairs each have their own character and are specialist historic markets. They are aimed at the reenactor or those who have need of specialist suppliers such as museums. They also have interest to the general public although there will not be that many members of the general public attending.

Throughout the Summer there are historic markets attached to events across the country. These tend to be more public based although there will usually be a few reenactors taking part at the events.

So the question can be turned around a little. Who are you aiming at? Would a particular market get you closer to your potential customers?

Most traders attend some events/markets. Some will aim to sell lots of stuff, others will just use the event as advertising and look to get orders off the back of several events where they have raised their profile.


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