Umm… I’m not quite sure what a normal budget for a table would be but probably my budget would be around however much the most reasonable priced table would be. Since it will be my first market I don’t want to waste a ton of money if I don’t think I want to do markets in the future. I do plan on selling amigurumi. I do not mind driving to Colorado Springs so thanks for that recommendation.
Hm my average table cost at an event in that area was 150$ but except for one I always made table money so I didn’t worry too much about it. Just make sure you aim your offerings at the markets audience. I was once next to a girl that was selling only hats she sewn from minky and felt materials for 80+$ each and she made table money in 2 sales so people in Colorado definitely go to events to spend.
The one I don’t think anyone made their table money at was StarFest I don’t know if it’s still running but I wouldn’t suggest it if you see it.
There if you’re not afraid of the snow and can snag a spot there’s a Christkindlmarket in the fall/winter.
The biggest issue (which may have changed since covid) was most events were signing up tables 6mo+ in advance. But there are little flea events in Denver, those can be cheaper to get into but not as specialized so you’re kind of guessing more about what the buyers want.
Like there is in CoSping a big memorial day festival but it’s too late to sign up for that one. (And even if you do get in pray your not next to one of the funnel cake guys…unless you wanna eat a lot of funnel cake.)