Last Saturday was the first of only 2 craft shows I'm doing this summer. It was scheduled for Allaire State Park, in Wall, NJ; a lovely park with a restored village depicting the time when iron ore was refined there, back in the 1830s.
There were 44 crafters lined up for the event.
It poured down rain on Saturday so it was postponed until the next day. (Rarely a good thing.)
Sunday morning dawned gray and damp, but it wasn't raining, so we loaded up the truck and headed down the "Green Tunnel" of our drive and hit the road.
When we got there we discovered that only 20 of the 44 artists decided to show up. But we had prime spot and so we set up and waited to see what would happen. The wind was gusty, but not to the point that we needed to worry about our canopy flying away. The sun came out about 2 hours in so that was very nice!
The crowds were nonexistent. Probably about 50 people wandered through all day.
At lunch time my friend Alex Connell stopped by. She brought me a lovely lunch and we talked about my businesses and her wonderful website, www.pattiandricky.com, where she sells fashionable gift items for people with disabilities. Check it out! My walking sticks are there.
Later in the afternoon it started to rain, so everyone closed up and went home.
I didn't make any sales that day but I met some really interesting people.
I'm not discouraged at all. Life is good and it's a tax write off anyway!
Judy Goddard creates beautiful walking sticks.