Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Show time

This past weekend I exhibited at the 22nd Annual Dunwoody UMC Holiday Fest. I added some crates to display my clocks this year.
I wish now that I had put my table right at the entrance of my booth. I will definitely make sure to correct that at my next show. You live and learn as you do these events.
The shoppers were bustling during the morning, but was slowly around lunch time. I was on the second floor,  and there were also other artisans (all our badges listed us as artisans) on the bottom floor. There was another big room downstairs with people selling very nice furniture.
This show is a huge event at this church. The proceeds go to pay for building two homes for Habitat for Humanity.

There was also a photo booth for Christmas pictures.

There was also an auction room for gift baskets, and each artisan donated a piece of their merchandise for the show.

All throughout the day they had middle school kids who wore elves hats with pointy ears, that came all throughout the day to offer us muffins, orange juice, or water. They also came to pick up any trash we may have had.

My neighbor next to me thought that the crowd was not as big as last year. However, she thought more people were downstairs shopping than upstairs. Her sales were down. I wasn't very happy with my sales either. I still might try it one more year since they treated us so well.


Linda said...

Looks and sounds like a gigantic festival. I think all sales will be down a bit this year with the economy in general. I hope to buy local and hand made as much as possible.

sammysgrammy said...

There's just such excitement around craft sales like this, that I almost would be persuaded to be involved just to be in the midst of the "circus feeling"..........and you do have a captive audience to hand business cards to.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Doing these kinds of shows are fun but I found that you don't sell much! Let me know how your chocolate meatball cookies come out!