This was an exciting day for me, the day started out brisk and cold upper 40s for us Texans anything 50 and below is cold. LOL about a 35 – 45 min setup with the help of my sister she came with me to help, the day started out slow but as the weather warmed up the day picked up, not as expected it was nice to be able to shed clear down into my T-shirt warmest part of the day, the coasters were a big hit, sold several of those and have request for more, none of the hinged lidded boxes with the false bottoms sold but they were sure commented on about their beauty in the wood (spalted hackberry) that was used, only the unique shaped, detailed and with hidden drawers boxes sold. Both of my Santa sleighs sold,
only not the Christmas trees, all together on a 7 hour setting, a small town, a small show with an average range of around $50.00 and below per booth, with my pricing being an average of $45 and above I managed to pull it off and came out making just over 1k, with the expense of several items for the booth on a first time setting before the show and a $35.00 booth fee, I profited just over $400.00 so any show from here on out should now be pure profit. All sells were by way of credit card using my smart phone and Intuit card reader, no cash sells at all, The sign shown in the last photos, I managed to come up with this idea a couple days before the event, I used a 6” wide piece of knotty pine and made my very first wood burning (Pyrography) sign with my business logo on it.
I don’t know if I could do this on a monthly basis due to the nature but the sells speak from them selves and for sure a faster way to move your product then trying to sell online.
-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs