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Title: Info for New historic merchants
Post by: groomporter on January 11, 2008, 10:39:17 AM
On one of the Renfair forums I put together this list, and I thought it might be worth sharing. It's primarily Renfair and SCA related, but does anyone have similar links for other eras that they can add?

Historic merchants online discussion groups.
A Yahoo group for Renfair merchants (A fairly exclusive merchants-only list))

There's a Myspace group Renaissance Marketplace. But it's relatively low traffic and mainly a place to post Renaissance Faire, SCA, and LARP related classified ads. Ebay, commercial sites, auctions, and personal sales. has a group called Boothies: "Do you own a booth at Renaissance Faire or other type craft fairs & festivals? Do you work in one now or would you like to? A tribe for boothies for networking, hiring & sharing." But again it's fairly low volume

There's a sca_merchants groups on Yahoo at

Ren Venders group on

Free ad, or link sites targeted at Ren, SCA or reenactor market
SCAhunt SCA and medieval information on the Web

Reenactor Classifieds

Other Merchants' info and ideas
Historic Merchants' Idea website a collection of ideas for booths, tents, displays, signs, and storage.

Medieval Stallholders Assistant Another tips website for period-looking booths

The SCRIBE was the first big online source of info on Renfaires and still archives interesting discussions
Being a vender at fairs:

Past discussions in about

Liability Insurance:

Taking Credit Cards:

Accepting Checks
Title: Re: Info for New historic merchants
Post by: groomporter on January 11, 2008, 10:43:06 AM
Shouldn't leave out Smoke and Fire News a and its listings of a wide range of historic-themed events for various eras from Medieval to 20th century.