Cochise Crafters host several Craft Fairs in Sierra Vista, Arizona showcasing crafters and home based/small businesses from the Sierra Vista surrounding area. Over the years, fees for vendor events and craft fairs have risen to the point of eliminating the hobby crafter and home based business owner. So many events are held outdoors, costing the small vendors to incur unnecessary expenses for canopies, tables, etc. Not to mention if weather is a factor, the entire event could be a complete loss.
Having personally experienced ALL of the above, I felt it was time to bring things back in line for the average crafter.
In addition, there are so many small home based businesses also trying to make their mark in the community. With the average brick and mortar storefront being cost prohibitive, it’s hard for the starter business to succeed.
Thus, the re-creation of Cochise Crafters. All of our events will be indoors, with tables and chairs provided where ever possible.
While there are expenses for every event to include space rent, insurance and advertising, our ultimate goal is to provide a well attended event at a reasonable cost to the vendor.