One of the reasons I started writing these blog notes was to chronicle some of my experiences in selling my craft. This weekend I had a chance to do a show on the beautiful historic property at the Hamilton House in South Berwick, Maine (www.HistoricNewEngland.org) and it has been a pleasure. Since I set up on Friday night I was able to get there early on Saturday morning before things started and walk around the property a bit. The walk down to the show in the early morning, dew still on the ground, was beautiful...and full of promise. I actually saw a bald eagle fly overhead! What a way to start the day!
I explored other parts of the estate...all before 10 AM!
Although the craft show itself got off to a slower start than expected it was certainly a good day for looking on the sunny side.
9/19/13 Common Ground. Unity, Maine. Show set up for MOFGA....Maine Organic Farm Growers Association. I have looked forward to this show since last September! This year promises to be a sunny weekend so come on out to Common Ground if you are in the area.I'm in the Maine Marketplace area. I'll post more notes from the show in the days ahead. Cheers. http://www.mofga.org/theFair
As a vendor at the show you have to get there pretty early in the morning to have a chance to walk around to see the other exhibits and the grounds. On Friday morning I walked through the gardens and envied the neat little rows of veggies. This is my self portrait photo, "Lettuce Head", showing me being very grounded! Friday and Saturday turned out to be gorgeous days and thousands of people showed up decked out in their best CG attire! The roads to the show were packed and I think some folks had to walk to the show!
Sunday, however, brought on a nasty storm and fewer people. I was almost picked up off the ground trying to hold down my booth that took sail in a gust of wind! Everything survived OK in the end and the loon Table Saver looked "swimingly" covered with water.
But things cleared up by mid-day and we were all rewarded with a beautiful sunset for breakdown.
For additional info and photos of the show check out, http://www.mofga.org/
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