Psychic Fair: benefits for readers and clients alike?

Going to a psychic fair in your hometown is a rather interesting experience. You can find many types of readings available, but the set ups are usually common like stated below:

1 on 1 reading

You and whoever you wish to be there with you, for a 1 on 1 reading with your reader of choice. This is usually for a before determined amount, not a per minute base like you receive online.

multi reader event

The idea is that you pay a flat rate, and you get to go into a large room where you meet one-on-one with as many psychics as you can see in a given day   These psychics will either travel from table to table answering questions to large groups, or sit inside a small booth and talk with you personally, depending on the format.

If you can find something like this to visit, then I would highly recommend that you sign up, either to answer, or to ask questions.

Place to find a great reader?

If you’re asking questions of the psychics, this allows you the opportunity to get many readings from different people and to compare who was correct in their predictions, and who was not.  You can assess if you like a psychics personality before going back to them again, and it’s usually a very good value for your money.

Overall, psychic fairs are a great way to meet people and to learn a little more about yourself, no matter what your role in the process may be.

What was it like to find a reader there?

The one I went to had a couple crystal vendors and a ton of vendors that had no business being there IE weight loss drinks, etc. Was highly disappointing . My advice would be to walk around and get a vibe of the place first. Most readers were in tents reading which was probably nice for them but difficult for me to get a vibe from. Meaning it was hard to figure out who to get a reading from.

Another one I went to had about 6 psychics in a somewhat tiny room. I was drawn to one immediately and it was like the rest weren’t even there when the reading commenced. No trying to talk over the others, etc. Even in that setting i enjoyed it.

large conference type (psychic expo or metaphysical fair)

When I went to the larger psychic convention I expected a lot more vendors. I was seeking conversation and advice. Recommendations on who they thought would be the best reader for me. Vibes for vibes. That’s what i found, more access to readers, and some confirmation on which to choose.

Place to gain clients?

If you’re answering questions, this is a great place to find potential clients.  As with any business, working a psychic counselor job is tough if you don’t have a steady supply of customers, and this is a good way to start up your business.

What Should I wear as a reader to a fair?

When I was in my former job a Voodoo priest came in. He said when you go to the hospital you expect the doctor to have a white jacket and a stethoscope. If he does not have these things you think he can’t do his job. Psychics tend to look like the fortune-telling teacher in Harry Potter because this is our white jacket and stethoscope. When I do fairs I wear a Ouija board t-shirt and jeans. It is really up to the reader.

If I read what should I bring? cards?

I used to do the psychic fair circuit locally. Here’s what is my mini travel kit. 2 or 3 decks at most you are most comfy with. A table cloth, (hotel table cloths so plain),, business cards, and flyer of my services. Other divination or services you offer, example: crystals, pendulum ( I use them in my readings). A mini notebook for email list( potential new clients) A basic egg timer, to time readings. Your own lunch, water and snacks such as nuts, fruit etc quick pick me up. Also don’t forget to take a break to eat. So you can rest an recharge a bit. Wear comfy clothes, but look neat and presentable. Also don’t forget to enjoy the experience. And if they say time is up and you need a couple more minutes to finish, finish the reading.


What do you prefer? online, a fair or a shop? let us know!

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Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez currently has 10+ years of experience helping people navigate life with the use of astrology. When not working on the website she is busy writing her first book on love and astrology.


  1. As a general rule, it is best to make your customers come to where you are, to your home or office or booth. From a psychological point of view, you need to get them away from their power zones, and have them meet with you at YOUR power zone for their readings. That changes the psychology of it, and puts you more firmly in charge of things. When they have to meet you at your power zone, they take your readings more seriously too.

  2. Karoline K. says:

    I read at a metaphysical shop. I used to read at psychic fairs and coffee shops, and I also tried a few party bookings; only one out of those three ventures was a truly pleasant experience.

    I like the meta shop best, because it is safer than reading in my home or at coffee places. Other positives include consistent pay, an on-going schedule (as opposed to seasonal), a professional setting, a network of other readers for support, and a set location for clients to find you.

    Keeping a clientele was definitely a downfall of moving from coffee shop to a fair to another coffee shop. No matter how much I tried to get phone numbers or e-mail addresses back then, I find that a brick-and-mortar establishment makes a return clientele much more feasible. Working in one set location is like having a reading “home” away from home. I love it there.

  3. I’m doing Tarot readings at a local Psychic Fair next month, FOR THE FIRST TIME! Any advice? I would be grateful for any tips, suggestions, warnings, do’s and don’ts! I usually do readings in private or by email, so any and all advice in this area would be greatly appreciated!

    1. Melissa Martinez says:

      enjoy – take some water and a few nibbles with you – have a little break half way through at least to just reset your energies and have a wee mingle with the other stall holders share out your business cards, you may be surprised at how many you connect with and become friends with at different fairs

      I always bring Lavender Oil to clear after readings. Drink plenty of water as well to help to not be as drained.

      If you haven’t already thought about that I would suggest to establish a time limit to your readings. You can charge for 30 minutes readings or longer (or shorter, it is up to you) but I would strongly advice against “unlimited time” readings because it can be very draining and not very practical. Establish a time period and stick to it, the clock is a great idea because reinforce that.

      Also ahead of time put a time sheet on the table so they can walk past and book themselves in for a slot of the day

      Hope this helps 🙂

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