This month I participated in the Edgefield Craft fair and Flea, the Cruise’n N Groove’n, and the End of Summer Bark Bash.
The Edgefield Flea is the same craft fair that I did in July when it was SO hot and there was hardly anyone around, but I still made a few sales. Similarly to last time it was very hot, and there were just a few more people. Nothing to write home about. I’m not sure if I’ll do this event again; I think it could be better advertised and more clearly explained. A lot of people were just walking through before anyone was set up because they thought it started an hour earlier than it actually did.
My next fair was the Cruise’n N Groove’n. This was also the second time I’ve done this event, and I didn’t have many expectations. I went in not expecting much traffic, and mostly just wanting to work on the quilt I was working on binding and appreciated the time to sit mostly quietly.
We did have a better turnout of people coming through our vendor area than we did in August, and a lot of the people who were set up at this event were doing a second day at the same location. I went out of town, so I had to pack it all back up to go home at 9pm. I had a few people take cards and ask questions, and I even set up a giveaway email list. I made two sales, which was so much more than I was anticipating, so I did a little dance in my head. I sold my little dinosaur, which I have been dying to make more of, and I sold one of my coloring book carry cases. I was also very happy to see a little photo update on my Facebook page of a sweet little boy hugging a dinosaur like it’s his best friend!
The last fair I participated in for September was the End of Summer Bark Bash at Hound Dog Commons. While this was called “end of Summer” I feel like this Summer is never ending. I think I heard it got up to 96 degrees! I didn’t really plan my outfit accordingly, and I ended up taking my boots off a lot because I was so hot. I even experienced something new, a heat rash! I digress.
This was an inside/outside event, and the first time I’d ever been to this part of town. I always like seeing different parts of town; Nashville’s a big place! I got there really early to set up, and I kept slowing myself down, reminding myself I have three hours to set up, which it normally takes me about 45 minutes to do. I was happy to have the extra time because it was so incredibly hot. I got to talk to other vendors, including some vendors who had never done an event before.
The event was to benefit a local dog adoption service, so there were adoptable dogs, as well as people bringing their dogs to come by. I love seeing dogs, petting dogs, being jumped on by dogs, and especially dogs being adopted.
I only had one sale, but I was kind of excited because I had an order online, and I had a request for a custom order.
This month was pretty good in comparison to other months of events I’ve done this year. I have a couple of events next month, so I’ll keep you updated about them as well!
Until next time! Happy sewing!