9 Great Craft Show Layout Designs

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The first time I designed a booth in a craft show it was awful, it didn’t match and I had the worst location.  The next year I reviewed my booth design and made some major changes.  Having the correct setup and design for your location leads to better sales.

But first you will have to do your homework. You have about 3 seconds for potential customers to pass judgement about your booth.  You better make it look good enough from them to stop. Think of your display as a huge billboard on a highway—would you stop?

  • Use color to make them notice
  • Use scent to make them stop
  • Use your friendly smile and good conversation to make them stop
  • If you don’t have lighting bring some.
  • Don’t forget your banners

A way to ensure your space is workable for you and comfortable for your customer is to understand booth layout.  There are many ways to set up your space but I narrowed it down to nine.

STRAIGHT LINE 

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You will want to add height to this booth design because space is limited

 

GALLEY STYLE

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L SHAPED DESIGN

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INVERTED “L” DESIGNreversed-l1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U SHAPED DESIGN

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INVERTED “U” DESIGNinvertedu1
OPEN “T” DESIGN    

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OPEN “T” WITH “L” DESIGN

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MIXED DESIGN

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Hope this helps you as much as it has helped me.  Don’t forget we have a business workshop coming up this month September 24 & 25 2016 to help you get started with your own business!

To find out more check us out here: Soapmaking Weekend Workshop or if you only need help with the business side of it– Join us for our exclusive Business Only Portion on September 25!

10 thoughts on “9 Great Craft Show Layout Designs

  1. Thank you for sharing, I haven’t gone to a show as yet. The straight line seems like it would work best for one person. Would it still be or look good with extra ( packaged product) displayed on a table behind? I would prefer to have items not be handle that are sold.

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  2. Love the layout designs! Our company sells clothing online and we participate in trade shows year round. We were wondering if you have any tips on how to ship large items like clothing racks, crates, and tables. Any tips would be appreciated!!

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  3. Hi there, just came across your incredible layout table design which I found extremely helpful. Is there anything that you do that doesn’t turn out amazing? I miss and appreciate your classes and all the help you have always provided.

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  4. Very help post. I’m opening a vendor space and it’s 14×11 I’m thinking the L shape is the best format for and take advantage of my walls to do more of the displays. Do you think it is necessary to add seating?

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    • Misty,

      Very Cool! I guess it would depends on how long you plan on standing? The seating is for you and a helper take a break during long shows. I found it very helpful during the down times to have a seat. Pace yourself. The shows I did were 10-11 hours long and that’s a long time to stand.

      Enjoy!
      Michelle

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