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Blog entry by TheKingsTreasures posted 07-29-2008 06:10 PM 1349 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Aginst my better judgment, someone convinced me to set up at a local festival-craft show.The last couple of weeks we have been working hard getting ready for the show at Riverfest at Leavenworth. I was thinking that after the show we would be able to slow down and mellow out a little but, I think not. I got so many orders for signs that the next few weeks will be a bit hectic again. Well not “so many” orders, I think it was 10 or 11 but some of them want more then one sign. I only sold 4 signs but Terry took about 15 benches in different styles and we sold 5 of those I think. Our take home total was fair but we didn’t get rich by no means. I made a bunch of business cards and a lot of them went out so we may get a few more phone calls. Someone that bought one of the wide benches is calling it a coffee table and called and wanted to know if Terry could make them a couple of end tables to match it. Some one came in the shop and bought 3 benches yesterday for $85. They said they would be back for more. A lady left a message on the phone yesterday ordering two. She doesn’t want them put together, she wants to haul them in the trunk of the car. Terry makes the peices, includes the hardware and wraps it all in the plastic wrap and they put them together when they get home.
The festival was not as big as I thought it would be, maybe 20 to 25 booths and Terry thinks we were the ones that probably made the most money that day. Everybody loved our stuff but in these days and times they are hard to seperate from their money. It was mostly local folks there but we did get the word out about what we were doing.


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#1 posted 07-29-2008 07:02 PM

It sounds like you did very well. I have been doing many similar shows and I go in knowing that the cash at the end of the show may not seem worth it but I also give out many cards and consider it an advertising adventure. I have had some clients contact me sevral years later and ask if I remember them form “That Show”. The milling profits that come from making contacts at these events far out way the cash made at the show.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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