Well, if my first trip to see a large show is any indication of how this journey is going to go…
I researched Craft Shows online. This craft show that I attended today said they would have 10,000 individuals attending. We were at the craft show for about an hour – left to get something to eat – then returned to the craft show. When we were there the first time – there could not have been 30-50 people there. I know it was a little early but that was a shock.
I talked with some of the vendors. One was selling paintings. I don’t know how he sells any. He is not personable at all and was unwilling to chat. One we spoke to was selling jewelry – I asked him how it was going and how it compared to last year. He said he did not know as this was only his 2nd show total. One vendor said they were at the show last year and the crowd was down from last year so far. He said they were doing OK. I did not want to press as to what OK was. I should have asked more about how many people came on Saturday.
When we came back about an hour later there were maybe 60-80 people there. Not what I would expect for a total crowd of 10,000. There were only about 30-40 booths in the show. The area where the show was held was a little run down and that was surprising to me.
So trip 1 – a big disappointment. We are not going to any next week but the following week we are going to 3 of them. That will be a busy day but I think we have a better chance of seeing a good show as all 3 of the boast large numbers. We shall see…
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