Our first foray into the public eye had mixed results. Two of my coworkers and my boss took turns getting everything set up and then staffing the booth. They did a great job, especially since they aren't involved in the project and they were recruited at the last minute. When I got there, the weather went bonkers. We were besieged by 30 MPH winds!! It was EZ-Up canopy carnage. I've worked a lot of festivals, and I've never seen anything like it.
I spent most of my time hanging onto the canopy, which eventually almost decapitated a very nice woman who was shopping for a necklace. The wind was relentless and unbearable. We had to shut down by 2:00.
Despite this, we sold jewelry! We talked to people! They learned something new and were thrilled to hear about what we're doing. Even better, the two guys selling handmade pine-branch furniture in the space next to us were fascinated by the whole thing. They asked if they could make some beads for us--maybe a display. How fabulous is that??
Tomorrow is the farmer's market, and that will surely get a lot of traffic. I just checked the weather forecast, and there is no wind predicted at all. Hallelujah!