This is how I feel after the craft show this weekend...sad. I really hate to buy into the whole economy thing, but sales were way down. The customers that were there spent decent money. There were lots of events happening in town last weekend, I think the one that effected the show the most was Baloon-a-palooza. A couple of my friends were selling there and apparently they were kicking butt....30,000 people there on Saturday.
Another reason I'm feeling down about the craft show is the lack of help from all the other guild member vendors. It is supposed to be a group effort but apparently 95% of them don't think so. Rochelle and I worked really hard on the event, Mary Beth and Kathy busted there butts on promotion, Diane and Autumn helped at the register each day, Diane's son helped Rochelle's brother pull signs on Sunday, Rochelle's parents were there helping, my mom spent the day on Saturday helping. All those mentioned.....BIG THANK YOU'S, HUGS AND KISSES TO YOU!Everyone else....not so much, just there for themselves. I spent almost 5 hours processing credit cards (on my merchant account) and Rochelle and I spent 6 hours finalizing tags, sales, and writing checks for everyone after the show. Needless to say, I'm dissapointed with the majority of the guild membership. I know there were some talking trash about us and the show, its easy to gripe and complain but takes effort to make things happen...which they were not willing to do. Why do I feel like a mother who's child has just really disappointed her with their actions?
Well, enough of the pity party. It's on to bigger and better things. Art in the Park is in a week and a half and it will be awesome! Be sure to go out there early and shop 'til you drop!