|Our booth location on a street corner|
Jeff was offering platters, a few bowls, some jewelry boxes--including one with chip carving on the lid--and some small book or CD racks. I displayed about 50 pens, some business card holders in cherry and walnut, and small desk clocks in the same woods.
|Closeup of our booth|
It was a beautiful day and the crowds were large and continuous. But soon we noticed that people were carrying food but few shopping bags, which showed that they were out for a nice day but were not buying much. That was certainly the case at our tent. I sold only two clocks, one pen and one business card holder. Jeff sold only one bowl. I don't think we made enough money to pay for our booth location.
We concluded that we would not do this show again. It is fine for folks to have a nice outing, but there isn't much of an incentive to buy things. We are hoping that our next show--a two-day show in November--will be a better one. It is billed as a Holiday Crafts Festival so it may draw a better crowd. And, with the holiday gift-giving season approaching, perhaps attendees will be in a better buying mood.