10×10 Craft Fair Booth Layout Ideas

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When considering design elements; it’s important to also factor in your craft fair booth layouts.  Your “floor plan” basically, that allows you to make the most of the space.  Your tables and displays need to be arranged in such a way that it is easy to both see and access your products, but also in a way that is open to foot traffic as well.

First of all, consider your booth placement.  Are you at the end of an aisle or between other vendors? Do you have any open sides? All of these will determine how to arrange your tables.

I’ve made a few diagrams illustrating some good table placements and how they work.

If your booth is surrounded on both sides – these booth layouts may be the best suited to your foot traffic.

Most craft fair booths are 10 x 10 ft and most standard folding display tables are 6ft long. Most tables are 18 inches wide, but I used 2 full squares for the width to provide a bit of wiggle room.

craft fair booth layout 1

With the H pattern, if your booth is surrounded on both sides; you can keep a nice eye appealing pattern with everything still accessible.  You may want to add a couple of tall shelves or higher displays at the back of the H to draw eyes in and up.

You also have the option of pulling the whole display back a foot, but I recommend keeping it as forward as possible.

craft booth layout 2 reversed U

The Upside down U shape is a great way to be able to get foot traffic moving around your table displays. There is some room to move around and everything is very accessible.

You can put taller shelves and displays in back and they will still be reachable for most people and that height can also draw the eyes into the area, so put your really eye catching stuff up high and at the back.

Your personal area will be behind your display.

craft booth layout 3 unconventional


In this version, you have a more unusual table set up which can give you a bit of an advantage depending on what you are selling. Remember build up the back of the displays to draw the eyes in. Where the L intersects is a great place for a high rise focal point.

In this display, the blue square marks your personal area – out front where you can more easily interact with people.

If you need ideas on how to interact with customers in ways that don’t send them running be sure to check out my posts on that as well :).

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Booth Side(s) Open

Sometimes you may be in a situation where you have one or both sides of your booth open, where sidewalls are down and customers can access your products from multiple sides.  In that case, there are some other layouts that could work that are more focused on putting your tables towards the center of the space.

craft fair booth layout open edges all centered

In this layout, all tables are grouped together to form one center square. For this display, I recommend building your highest point at the center of the square and then create tiers coming down from that point.

This pulls eyes up and in, but also front and center – keeping outside distractions to a minimum without the use of sidewalls etc. It’s a simple, yet effective and visually appealing technique.

Your personal area could be in front or behind the main display and really will depend on the foot traffic pattern of the venue. You don’t want to block the path or have people stepping over you in any display.

craft booth display layout 5

This layout is unique and workable if you have a wide open booth area. Customers can access it from all areas and it’s good for high traffic. You also have the option of putting a smaller display or shelf in the corners or even in the center if people can move around it.

Sometimes it’s just fun to mix it up without the standard square or U shapes.

If you have open space, you could even experiment with putting one of your tables on an angle just for visual interest if it works with your display. The angled table should face out towards where people are walking to draw their interest.

Below are a couple of additional ideas for you and I’ve also included a free printable table you can use to kind of plot your own maps and ideas.  Remember, always have a clear idea in advance of where your booth space is and how traffic flows around your area.

Doing this prior to a show will help you visualize your space and make your setup SO much easier. Being prepared is the biggest key to your success – don’t just wing it; have a plan.

craft booth layout ideas 6

craft booth layout ideas 7

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Comments 25

  • how do you know the best set up of your tables I have a lot of sewing items

    • A lot of it will be trial and error, but the layout ideas in this post should get you started. I would recommend doing your full set up at home the first time or two, take pictures of a few different layouts and ask people you trust to be honest with you what works and what doesn’t.

    • I have wreaths and floral arrangements, what’s the best way to display them?

      • Sandy that depends on where you set up, how big your space is etc. Wreaths need to be upright on walls or stands for sure. Florals can be staggered and put on crates or other items on your table. Avoid flat and avoid just straight lines and don’t lay wreaths for sure flat on your tables. Get them up.

    • What is the typical standard rule of thumb of space you need to put between craft booths at a craft show? Our boots are 10 by 10 but I don’t know how much space to allow between them because we want to get as many booths in as possible?

      • Most of the events I’ve been to have them side by side, but if you don’t allow extra space between be very certain that you have your measurements correct! I had a show one year where they shorted us space and a lot of our canopies wouldn’t fit and then it rained. You don’t want to anger your vendors either – they are your bread and butter. If you can, allow at least a foot on either side for some breathing room – literally and figuratively.

  • LOVE all your ideas! You are a fountain of great information and we appreciate you sharing all that you have learned. My crafting partner and I have mostly “soft” goods. I make small knitted scarflettes that wrap around the neck for warmth and she makes lovely kimonos and handbags. The majority of our stock needs to be hung up for display which makes it difficult to get our booths to look cute and creative. Any suggestions??

    • Thanks so much Linda and so sorry for the long time to reply. I didnt’ get the comment notification :(. Anyway, I would suggest that you have walls – even gridwall type stuff you can zip tie together to give you “wall space” in your canopy. If you are doing indoor shows, you can put something like a hat rack or tree type thing up on a table with several pieces hanging or even stand a mannequin at one corner –

  • So happy Pinterest suggested your board! I use 48″ x 24″ tables I get from amazon. They have three heights, I prefer counter height. I use hose clamps to cover the holes I don’t use. Super quick set up. I tip the table top 48″ side down. Pull legs straight out, and set up. Take down, crouch down on each end, use both hands to push buttons, it slides right down.

  • What would you do in a 16 ft. long by 10 ft. deep booth that will be inaccessible by customers on 3 out of the 4 sides??

    • In that case you have to bring all your merchandise front and center. Be sure to use height on your tables to help people see and have a great layout. (don’t just lay things flat down a 16ft table) You could use 4 tables shoved together which would be about 4 feet deep. Cover the front ones, put the back tables on risers to give them some height and use shelves or whatever you need to also.

  • Hi. I am a little confused. Which sides of the diagrams are the front of the booth? The top or the bottom?

  • I have an odd setup (but one I love. Most events I attend are 10×10 booths. I have a set of Origami shelves that cover one wall and I usually rent an 8 foot table. I’m somewhat limited by having those to find really unique layouts, but would love to find something. When open the shelves are either 8 or 10 feet.

  • What “program” are you using to “draw” your booth layouts? I would like to play around with different configurations and booth space sizes.
    Thank you!

  • Seems like more and more the spaces are smaller. We have many that are only 8×4. It is really hard to configure using more than 1 table. Any suggestions?

    • Build up using crates or risers on the table top, or you can put a second table behind the first and put it on bed risers to have one table up higher than the other. Otherwise get two spaces which stinks because it can get pricey, but it really depends on what you are selling. Another idea is to use sidewalls and put items on those. 🙂 good luck

  • Hi! I love the grids for the various ways to set up the tables within the confines of a 10×10 booth. I have searched high and low for tables that measure 72×24…I can’t find any! They all come in 30″ width, which adds another foot when configuring them into the arrangements. Either that or 18″ which is too narrow! Any idea where I can get 72×24 tables?

    • Have you tried looking on Amazon and searching by the dimensions you want Jayne? Otherwise, you’ll have to tweak the grid layouts a bit to fit your tables, but there’s ways to do it. 🙂

    • Hi, just a thought. I did a luau bday party and needed very low “tables”. I found narrow hollow core door blanks at my local bargain outlet and they worked perfectly. Maybe you could do the same but with sawhorses of some kind.

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