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07-06-2010, 07:11 PM

I'm interested in doing cash and carry events with my company but I'm having a lot of trouble finding any! I'm in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - I know there are shopping events around Christmas time but I can't seem to find them to sign up as a vendor. Does anyone have any tips for finding these types of events?

Thank you!


07-06-2010, 09:05 PM
Have you tried looking for local fairs? festivals? You might also want to check with your city/local business association. I am doing a local fair this month and a one day festival event next month--keep looking. Good luck

08-26-2010, 10:33 PM
I would definitely check into the downtown Cedar Rapids Farmer's Market.
Here's their website: Farmers' Market - Cedar Rapids Downtown District, Iowa (http://www.downtowncr.org/Content/Farmers-Market.aspx) - from what I read, and have heard from friends, the downtown market is HUGE!

There is only 2 more scheduled, but if you get on applying to be a vendor quickly, it may generate more leads on places to sell your items beyond the Farmers Market. Just ask other vendors.

Good luck!

09-07-2010, 06:50 PM
You're looking for a vendor booth or vendor fair. or a craft fair that allows resale vendors like avon,mary kay, etc. go to craftlister.com and search craft shows. Those that are "juried" definetely do not allow
resale, but many others do. I just did the Kewanee Hog Fest this weekend which had a craft/vendor/flea market set up and sold $1,000. Many vendors there incuding tupperware and watkins selling their goods to the public. Plus wholesale vendors selling shoes, toys, and yes, junk.