Looking for Tents for Craft Shows and Art Fairs?

Are you finally ready to take your crafting hobby out of your house and into a craft show or art fair? Ready to start making a bit of money off of the thing that you love doing? Perhaps you’ve been to several craft shows and entertained the idea of getting a booth. Now is the time to turn that idea into a reality. With vendor spaces at craft shows and art fairs opening up all over the country, there has never been a better moment to turn your hobby into a payday and also engage with the craft community to network and make friends at these lively and fun events.

You’ve spent years of your life perfecting your art, honing your craft. You likely already have a supply of items to sell at your arts and craft fair booth, but there are a couple more things you’re going to need in order to launch your craft business. First and foremost, you’re going to need some way of keeping track of your money. This can be as simple as a zip-up money pouch or as complex as computerized credit/debit card reading system. Go to an art fair or two, talk to vendors to see what sort of method they use and determine what is going to work best with your level of technical knowhow. You’re going to need chairs and tables, as well as boxes to store your items and maybe even baskets or stands to help showcase your arts and crafts.

Most importantly, you’re going to need a pop-up tent.

X6 VELOCITY 10′ X 15′
CANOPY TENT

WAS $565 NOW $536

X6 VELOCITY 10′ X 20′
CANOPY TENT

WAS $675 NOW $642

X6 VELOCITY 10′ X 20′
CANOPY TENT

WAS $675 NOW $642

X5 EXPLORER 10′ X 10′
CANOPY TENT

WAS $319 NOW $279

X5 EXPLORER 10′ X 15′
CANOPY TENT

WAS $415 NOW $359

X5 EXPLORER 10′ X 20′
CANOPY TENT

WAS $515 NOW $449

X7 TECTONIC 10′ X 10′
CANOPY TENT

WAS $619 NOW $588

X7 TECTONIC 10′ X 15′
CANOPY TENT

WAS $815 NOW $774

X7 TECTONIC 10′ X 20′
CANOPY TENT

WAS $975 NOW $926

X7 TECTONIC 13′ X 13′
CANOPY TENT

WAS $999 NOW $949

X7 TECTONIC 13′ X 20′
CANOPY TENT

WAS $1,270 NOW $1,206

X7 TECTONIC 13′ X 26′
CANOPY TENT

WAS $1,545 NOW $1,467

What is a Pop-Up Tent and Why Should You Get One?

Most arts and crafts fairs are held in large, open spaces like community parks or large convention halls. The majority of vending spaces for arts and crafts vendors are usually 10’ x 10’ spaces. The 10’ x 10’ booth size may seem like an attempt to make the math as simple as possible for the event planners, but the real reason why most shows have 10’ x 10’ booth space is because 10’ x 10’ are the precise dimensions for a pop-up tent. In show environments, most vendors will use pop-up tents for craft shows in order to block out the sun and other elements in these outdoor venues, but also to demarcate their booth space from the vendors on either side of them.

The industry-standard tent used at craft shows and art fairs is a lightweight, four-legged folding tent called a pop-up tent (or instant canopy) that, when folded up, can fit easily into a vehicle and still leave space for arts, crafts, and other show supplies. When instant canopies are popped-up, they give you a nice large square of shade and protection from the rain, ample headroom so you can stand comfortably underneath it to showcase your goods, and a totally unobstructed 360-degree view so you can see potential customers and potential customers can see you.

What to Look for When Shopping for Tents for Craft Shows and Art Fairs

While you may know a lot about crafting or art, you may not know quite as much about tents. Luckily for you, our industry experts here at Extreme Canopy know exactly what you’re going to need to focus on in your search for good tents for art fairs and craft shows. Here’s a list of essentials to keep in mind when choosing your tent for your arts and crafts business.

  • Durable Materials: You wouldn’t knit your sweaters with the lowest grade wool, or paint your pieces with cheapest paints. Low-quality materials make for low-quality products. This same principle applies to the many craft show tents for sale that you’re seeing all around the internet. A super-low price tag likely means low-quality materials, both of which likely mean low quality overall. Get a tent with durable fabric such as rain-resistant PU or PVC coated polyester, sturdy lightweight aluminum frames (so it’s not too heavy to transport), and robust reinforced truss bars. You want your tent to last for years to come. Buy a tent once. Have it for life.
  •  Expert Craftsmanship: A master crafter should be the first one to know just how important craftsmanship is for a product you are buying. Homemade jewelry can be made from the finest sterling silver, but if it’s crafted by someone who knows virtually nothing about jewelry making, then it’s probably more valuable being sold for scrap. The same thing applies to tents for art fairs and craft shows. An industry-leader in expertly-crafted tents, our manufacturers here at Extreme Canopy have been making the world’s best pop up tents for craft shows for more than 15 years. Don’t just take our word for it. Check out our scores of great reviews.
  • Innovative Pop-Up Features: A great company should never stop trying to make its products as high-performing and user-friendly as possible. At Extreme Canopy, our passionate and dedicated engineers have been working tirelessly for years now to make the most user-friendly tents for art fairs, craft shows, and other events. Bringing you slide-in kedar walls for easy partitioning on your tent, as well as molded cast aluminum connectors and advanced V-edge truss bars that put the “pop” in our pop-ups for as long as your fingers can keep painting, drawing, or crafting. When it comes to industry-leading innovation in tents for fair events, Extreme Canopy is the name to trust.

Find the Best Pop-Up Tents for Craft Shows and Art Fairs at Extreme Canopy

As an artist, craft expert, or vendor, you know what will sell at an art fair or craft show. At Extreme Canopy, we know how to cover you up and stop you from ever worrying about your pop-up losing its pop. We proudly provide our customers with the best lightweight, elegantly-designed, and easy-to-use craft show tents for sale on the market. Explore our website to see for yourself how affordable and feature-loaded our pop-ups really are.

Working a lot of indoor shows that don’t need a tent covering? Look into our customizable table coverings, pop banners, and flags to have your booth stand out amidst the sea of white tables. Speaking of standing out, if you’re looking for a way to have your pop-up truly pop amongst the long line of white awnings at an outdoor show, check out our wide array of customizable pop-up and canopy options to give your art show tent a colorful boost. Customizable tents for craft shows and art fairs are one of the quickest and most surefire ways to attract attention and grow your new business. Soon enough, you’re going to have to hire a full staff to keep up with the demand for your arts and crafts.