We were under a covered pavilion and arrived on very little sleep after a 1.5 hour drive, but being in those beautiful surroundings I was immediately energized.
There were guided meditations and during a slow period I was able to escape my booth for one yoga session out of the many good ones they had throughout the day that really kicked my ass (literally, legs and ass) and had me sore into the next day.
Funny aside, ALL vendors agreed this was the windiest market we've ever attended! You see those chain link fences? They are tied to my booth along with pieces of steel and several galloons of water in buckets to keep the tend from going wind born! And it still rattled like crazy! If you squint at the bottom left you see one of the big pieces of metal on top of our normal 20lbs we use to keep the tent from moving in normal circumstances. Our sign is crooked in the back there because we had to tightly tie it to the fence to keep it from blowing away but the wind kept twisting it.
Aside from the wind, this was the best market we've ever attended! The conventions organizers fed us, had classes (I was invited to do one but it was too late-notice), and it was generally such a relaxing, chill environment. We weren't "tethered" to our tent, the rushes came and go so we could leisurely roam and even attend one of the yoga classes.
The bits of decor spread about were perfect and encouraged meditation and relaxation.
We hit our biggest sales numbers yet here, even with it not being the highest traffic show we've ever done. It goes to show how important it is to get in front of the right demographic whenever possible and to take the risk of driving way out of town when necessary.
I did lots of trades, these two pillows had to come home with me.
By the way, if you're a local reader I'll be in front of The Copper Closet in 5 Points again if you want to stop by and say "Hi" with pain balms, deodorant, inhaler sets, soap sets, and many more sets and gifts for Christmas.
And a rough quartz and some beautiful screen printed yoga clothes came with me, too :)
With all that shared, time for me to work through my insane to-do and idea list, label things, and work like crazy! How are business and creative things going where you live?