The video below was shot by Warren Reynolds who blogs at 02038.com
Monday, September 21, 2009
Day at the Fair
WOW! What a day I had on Sunday at the Franklin Harvest Festival! It was a gorgeous day, sunny, light breezes, temperature in the mid-70s, wonderful for an outdoor family day. There was a classic car show, 2 bands, farmers' market, kids' games, crafters, and lots of great food. I got up early to go over my checklist once again and we set off at 9:30 to set up, with the festival beginning at 11:00.Main Street was completely blocked off, and the street where my booth would be was down to 1 lane, with police directing all the traffic. The booths were set up in the street parking spots, so people could walk by on the sidewalk and go into shops as well as see the crafts.My nephews were with me all day doing the more physical things that I can't do. They also were smart enough to suggest a party canopy, which I didn't know my BIL had. It was a life saver!Did you know that jewelry out in the sun gets too hot for people to try on? See, I learned something at my first craft fair! I actually learned a lot, and was lucky to be next to a very experienced crafter who gave me lots of tips.The boys and I had a great day; they were very particular about how the boards should be set up for display, and how things should be hung. They would go off on adventures from time to time, checking out the bands or cars, and of course getting food as teenage boys do! They brought me back a milkshake from Rick's my favorite Franklin diner on one of their escapades.And when it got boring at the table, there was always my Rollator to play with! Altogether it was a successful day, I think. I learned a lot about working a craft fair, which was my main goal, and made a VERY tiny profit. At least I didn't lose any money. Now I have to get organized to list the leftover on etsy!
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