Most likely this will be the ONLY craft show I’ll do again… I found out later on Saturday that Sturgis on the River in Davenport IA (which is really not far from Geneseo) is that same weekend and that they also come to see the craft show and the music festival. We had an awesome location, right near the center of the park, next to the band shell, and all of the food. Needless to say if I never smell funnel cakes, or kettle corn again I’ll be happy.
Saturday was a bit slow, I wasn’t sure if it was going to pan out, then right around 5pm we had a 15 min downpour… my worst fear of doing outdoor shows We hauled everything into the center of the tent… (I definitely need to look into getting the roll down tarps for my gazebo tent) Since it had rained it looked like the crowd drastically thinned out, so we decided to start packing up for the night (the show was officially over at 6, so we only packed up an hour early). We even took the tent down because the weather forecast called for some serious storms during the night, I wasn’t sure if my little gazebo tent would hold up. Besides after the rain it got seriously hot and humid.
Sunday was a complete turn around from Sunday, I was busy from the time I got there (people were coming to the spot before we were even fully set up) till about an hour and a half after. The festival ended at 4 but we didn’t start packing up till 530p. Just about everyone from Saturday that said that they were going to come back did… I was completely surprised by that. It was a really great festival, I met some really wonderful people and I definitely plan on going back next year. My booth got dubbed ‘The Gothic Art Booth’. =) If you like, you can go here to read Vickie’s blog entry about the festival. She and her family were at my booth they had bought quite a few prints but I really enjoyed talking to them. =) I’m really glad there are other’s just as geeky as I am out there in the world.