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Fête Market is a curated, pop-up shopping experience with a laid back, block party vibe. Enjoy live music, food trucks, drinks, and the work of 20+ local artists and creatives. Fête Market is a LGBTQ+ safe space and a great place to slow down and enjoy friends and family. Each market date exhibits a unique selection of local vendors. Expect work from Maine soapers, ceramicists, metalsmiths, woodworkers, jewelers, weavers, artists, fashion curators, leathersmiths and more.

May
4
Sat
Better Your Booth Fete Market at Toad & CO. @ Toad&Co. Portland 31 Diamond Street B Portland, ME 04101
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Better Your Booth Fete Market at Toad & CO. @ Toad&Co. Portland 31 Diamond Street B Portland, ME 04101 | Portland | Maine | United States

Learn how to set up an enticing market booth that showcases your products, engages customers, and increases your sales. We will also cover sales tactics that don’t feel sleazy and invite people to look at your products in a way that feels authentic to yourself and your work. You will leave this class with a structured setup for your booth and take home resources to help you improve your setup.

Here are some of what we will cover:

  • Table Layouts
  • Note on Pricing
  • Knowing your audience
  • Creating “moments of pause” and keeping people at your booth
  • Relating to your customer
  • Pitch your work

Resources: Better Your Booth Workbook, Digital Download List of All Maine Markets, Links to recommended products, Deals and Combo List download and more.

About Gabrielle Stratmann

Gaby is a small business owner and multi-disciplinary artist. Her business Bug-Eyed Co. doubled its booth sales at art markets from 2022-2023 and consistently makes over $1000 at each event she attends. Her work is illustration forward and ranges from crafting kits and stationery to hand-built ceramics and art prints. Gaby is also the owner of Fete and is deeply passionate about teaching artistic processes and helping artists maximize their business potential.

This ticket is non-refundable but can be transferred to another person, if you do transfer your ticket, please contact fetemarketme@gmail.com so we can get the name and contact info of the new attendee.

May
11
Sat
Unlocking Wholesale: Faire & More with Fete Market at Toad & CO. @ Toad&Co. Portland 31 Diamond Street B Portland, ME 04101
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Unlocking Wholesale: Faire & More with Fete Market at Toad & CO. @ Toad&Co. Portland 31 Diamond Street B Portland, ME 04101 | Portland | Maine | United States

Mel Andrel (they/them) is a mixed-media artist and freelance graphic designer based in Portland, Maine. They started their business in 2018, and began wholesaling their work in 2022, but really kicked things into gear last summer, growing their stockists from 3 to 45+ cute, curated shops.

Mel is excited to offer a workshop that will empower other makers to quickly grow their business to its full potential!

This class will cover:

  • Wholesale basics & best practices
  • Brand checklist
  • Order minimums
  • Costs & Profit Margins
  • Approaching stockists
  • Online marketplaces vs trade shows vs D2C. & more!

Attendees will leave having

  • More confidence and a better understanding of wholesale
  • A linesheet template to use for their own business.
  • A handwritten and stamped post-card en route to one potential stockist!

This ticket is non-refundable but can be transferred to another person, if you do transfer your ticket, please contact fetemarketme@gmail.com so we can get the name and contact info of the new attendee.

May
17
Fri
Getting Press for Your Small Business with Fete Market at Toad & CO. @ Toad&Co. Portland 31 Diamond Street B Portland, ME 04101
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Getting Press for Your Small Business with Fete Market at Toad & CO. @ Toad&Co. Portland 31 Diamond Street B Portland, ME 04101 | Portland | Maine | United States

Ready to sell even when the market isn’t open? Did you know that getting your product in shopping guides (in Maine or beyond) or sharing your maker story on the news is FREE? Finally, did you know that the press won’t just find you; you have to go after it?

Good news! You can start learning how to do all of that with Fete.

Sabina Hitchen, the renowned “PR Fairy Godmother,” will share her wealth of knowledge and expertise to equip small business owners with the tools and strategies needed to master the art of press and publicity. With over 17 years of experience in the industry, Sabina has dedicated her career to spotlighting small businesses and entrepreneurs, earning her a reputation as a media strategist extraordinaire.

Get ready to find out how to (without stress or tons of extra work), YOU can use FREE publicity to sell even when markets are closed (even when you’re sleeping), share your business in shopping guides, and even share your founder story locally and beyond!

You will leave this session understanding how pres works and feeling hyped enough to get it for yourself!

Sabina has been featured in various media outlets, including Good Morning America, Forbes, NBC News, ABC News, Entrepreneur, USA Today, the NY Post, and many more.

This ticket is non-refundable but can be transferred to another person, if you do transfer your ticket, please contact fetemarketme@gmail.com so we can get the name and contact info of the new attendee.

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