this past weekend
i vended at the
ellwood city art/crafts/food fesitcal
in none other than
ellwood city, pa
this is my second year here
and i was pleased with the outcome again
you get a spot and 1/2 for a reasonable price
no crowding of booths
which is so very nice....
the weather was beautiful.
the first day it was actually a little cool in the morning...
it did get a bit warm
(ha...90 degrees and humid)
being a sun lover,
it was fine with me
but it always hinders sales
when it's that hot
people do NOT want to carry
lucky for me...
jewelry..they just put on or toss it in thier purse,
so it doesnt hurt me much.....
the discussion has been a bit different this year.
no one can seem to get a grip on how shows are going to be.
i did well at this show, but many others complained.
some didnt even make their booth money back...
some did extremely well !!
so go figure !
no one seems to know anymore
what the difference is between those who
do well and those who dont..
like we always say...
you have to have...
the right product....
at the right time....
at the right price...
with the right person....
at the right place.......
everything has to line up for you to make that sale !
sometimes it amazes me that i sell at all !!
this show is an easy load in,
they have teenagers who work for tips
to help you unload.
(none were around when i was unloaing,
but i brought Krystal
so we were fine)
this show brings out the whole town
over 3 days
ending with a zambelli fireworks display on sunday
the people are nice and friendly
although, i personally didnt see any staff the whole weekend.
i stayed over sunday and packed up monday morning
so i could just take my time
lots of people did the same,
on monday, they let you bring your vehicles actually into the park,
right up to your spot,
so that's a big plus !
i was by myself for load up
and was fine til the temp started rising
whoowhee....everyone around me....me included
were soaked by the time we finished !
think i sweated off a couple pounds !
all in all a good show by my standards....
they need to improve the bathroom situation for sure.....
not nearly enought portas...and they seemed to be out of
order way too much.
and as usual..too much buy/sell..
dont understand why NO ONE enforces
their own rules....
but i will definately be back
and i will still recommend this show to folks -
both buyers and sellers!
shout out to my 'frame girls' marcy and suellyn..
so great to see you !
and shari, my bathroom buddy...what would i do without you !
next show...... south side works exposed ....in two weeks..
i better get to work
makin' the jewelry, makin' the jewelry, makin' the jewelry..