TRADE AT THE VIRTUALLY THERE FAIR
Hurrah! You're here. We're really excited that you want to be a part of the Virtually There Fair, taking place on the first Saturday every month on Instagram @duchyfairs #virtuallytherefair. While we have postponed our 2020 programme of fairs and markets until November it doesn't mean that we can't all continue to experience the joy and value of buying independent from you, our wonderful makers and curators.
Our first Virtually There Fair is taking place on Saturday July 4th from 11am - 3pm on our Instagram @duchyfairs #virtuallytherefair. With Craft & Design, Food & Drink, Vintage & Salvage and Home & Garden it's not to be missed. While we can't all get together right now we're committed to creating an amazing virtual event with lots of ways to get involved. We asked our traders and visitors what they wanted and we think we've come up with an awesome format that is going to be like being virtually there!
So how can you get involved and trade? There are a few options...
APPLICATIONS FOR THE CURATED LINE UP FOR SAT JULY 4TH ARE NOW CLOSED - SEE BELOW FOR HOW YOU CAN STILL GET INVOLVED IN OUR STORIES SHOWCASE.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE AUGUST EVENT WILL OPEN W/C 6TH OF JULY.
This will be the main event of the fair. On the day we will be releasing a series of curated albums on to our instagram grid featuring a hand picked selection of indie makers, designers, producers and creators. Each grid album will be dedicated to one trader and will feature a short introduction and stand tour video and a series of promotional product range shots supplied by the trader. We will also edit this content into an IGtv feature of all of our wonderful traders that can be browsed after the event via our grid and IGtv channel. To be one of our curated line up of traders you need to find out more and apply here. There is a voluntary trader contribution of £5 to be a part of the curated line up.
Option 2: Get involved in our Stories Showcase
This is open to any trader that fits the fair concept and is absolutely FREE to get involved. Throughout the fair 'open' hours anyone who shares relevant images to their grid or stories and tags us in @duchyfairs and uses the #virtuallytherefair will be shared to our stories. Please note that you must tag us in AND ensure your original post is public for us to be able to share it. We will share a maximum of 3 visuals per trader. This means that our stories will be a showcase throughout the fair. The visuals must be relevant in terms of who you are, the content and how it's presented. So you must be a small / indie maker, designer, producer or trader that fits our criteria. You can find out more about what we look for in traders here. Additionally the visuals must be good quality, well presented and not contain anything offensive! Finally (and crucially) the content must be relevant - this is a fair so you should focus on visuals of a stand set up or a product range display or individual products, as the main purpose of the event is to showcase and sell your wares you would ideally clearly price them within the visual - clear prices really do encourage sales.
Option 3: Be a Content Provider
On the day we're planning a 'live' feature on instagram on the hour, every hour - so at 11am, midday, 1pm and 2pm. The first 'live' will be an introduction to the fair and what's going on, hosted by us, Sarah and Emma. Then we're looking for 3 people to help us create the other content. The content needs to be relevant and engaging and we're looking for each feature to run for about 5 to 15 minutes. There are ways of running this content so you don't have to go live in live time so don't let this put you off - prerecorded videos can work! We are also happy to be a part of your live (or not!) through split screen, so don't let that worry you, we're here for mutual hand holding. We have some ideas but are also keen to hear yours. Our thoughts are maker interviews, product showcases, studio tours, subject talks, live music / performances or creative workshops which could be a simple craft make, a food or drink recipe, a home hack or some makeover ideas. As a content provider you would also be featured on our grid and stories and the content would be made available on IGtv after the live. There is NO CHARGE for being a content provider and we'll do our best to really showcase you and your business. We're just looking to create a wonderful virtual experience for everyone. If you have a content idea to are keen to get involved in this way please get in touch via social or email at .
Want to plan your virtual visit - find out what's happening on the day on our grid, stories and live! COMING SOON.