Today I sold my soaps at another local holiday fair. To my dismay, and that of other vendors there, it wasn’t the best turnout we were hoping for. I’m not sure if it was a combination of the rain, slow economy, and the fact that there were other craft/holiday fairs going on this weekend in other nearby towns. Who knows? I did okay, maybe half of what I’d like to have made, but I met some interesting people, and a friend who was also there told me about a fair next weekend that I’ll probably do.
All in all, fairs are a lot of work. I had to bring my own table and chairs to today’s show, usually the venue provides tables and chairs – at least if it’s being held at a church. I guess it’s just part of the deal with selling at fairs. I was there from 8:00 am to set up, until 5:00 pm to breakdown. I’m not sure I would do this fair again next year, unless things turn around. I’ll see what next Saturday brings.