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Project by recycle1943 posted 10-12-2019 04:52 PM 1065 views 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, We finally had a good weather for the outdoor show at Atwood Fall Festival this year. After getting everytning set up Friday evening I took a couple pictures for our memories. This was the second year that the craft portion of the show was on concrete camp sites. The previous 18 years (that we attended) were on grass uneven camp sites and when it rained or snowed or even sleet one year the area became a wetland.
We always took a couple bales of straw to fill in the water holes but regardless we always had a great weekend and always seemed to sell our share of crafts.
This year because of the weather and the concrete pads, it was a joy to participate. No mud, no wet feet and no straw to constantly sweep out of the camper. Yes we had our travel trailer on site but behind our 10’ x 20’ pop up tent. We were open from 10AM til 9PM with foot traffic constant. The traffic was slow to medium but many had their wallet or credit card out when they came out of our tent.
All in all, we had a great weekend show and didn’t have nearly as many totes to pack as we unpacked when we set up.
I should mention that we had an additional 10’ x 10’ pop up beside the larger tent as our cashier station.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them





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#1 posted 10-12-2019 05:26 PM

amazing bowls,buddy

-- bambi

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#2 posted 10-12-2019 05:32 PM

2 thumbs up

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#3 posted 10-12-2019 06:29 PM

That is awesome! If you build up enough stock in the winter you could just roam the countryside from town to town for awhile with that setup LOL

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#4 posted 10-12-2019 06:41 PM

this setup looks very nice i am very suprised you did not sell out :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 10-12-2019 07:41 PM

Thanks Bambi and Brian

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 10-12-2019 07:44 PM



That is awesome! If you build up enough stock in the winter you could just roam the countryside from town to town for awhile with that setup LOL

- MJR


Thanks Michael
We have that set up just for the Atwood Show, so we only use it once a year. It spends the rest of the year in the cargo trailer with my revolving inventory

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 10-12-2019 07:46 PM



this setup looks very nice i am very suprised you did not sell out :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks Tony, we did sell enough that I would have a hard time doing another 3 day show ‹(•¿•)›

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 10-12-2019 09:04 PM

That’s an extremely nice display Dick, just love the creative artistry over woodwork.
Hoping the festival goes well.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 10-12-2019 09:20 PM

Hello Dick and Linda,

Wow an impressive setup you have done there, a nice touch and a sense of humor as well.
The Malaney wood shows (now in year 24 I think) I used to visit as a keen woodworker is exactly the same as your original setup open areas grass and all prone to becoming swamp land if it rained, there was even a tractor on site to pull bogged or stranded cars out of the parking area.

Vendors were limited to a 3m x3m Display tent as well or that was the norn there, although a permanent display buildings were there as well, I think it was located within a existing showgrounds complex.

Lets hope after a few years they up grade the facilities to a level similar to yours today.
It was always well worth a visit.

18 years of participating! that’s also a very good attendance record, and no doubt you have seen quite a lot of faces come and go along with the evolution of woodworking practices as well.

I can see why visitors were keen to purchase your wares! Glad to read packing up didn’t involve too much remaining stock! thats the display we all like!

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 10-12-2019 10:09 PM



That’s an extremely nice display Dick, just love the creative artistry over woodwork.
Hoping the festival goes well.

- crowie

Thanks Peter, yes it went well.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#11 posted 10-12-2019 10:13 PM

Thanks Rob, yes, the last couple shows have been most enjoyable because of the change

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#12 posted 10-12-2019 11:30 PM

Hey there buddy,
You look pretty professional there. Very nice set up. I know the work which goes into all that. I also know the good feelings when things go very well. Congrats on what sounds like a very successful show.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#13 posted 10-12-2019 11:49 PM



Hey there buddy,
You look pretty professional there. Very nice set up. I know the work which goes into all that. I also know the good feelings when things go very well. Congrats on what sounds like a very successful show.

- poospleasures

Thanks Vernon, yes, we had great weather, a lot of traffic and they were doing early Christmas shopping because many bought double and triple of the same things.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#14 posted 10-13-2019 01:03 AM

wow dick you dont mess around thats an impressive setup which i think helps the selling go a lot better,you did a great job showing your beautiful work.your lucky most craft fairs limit you t a 10×10.congrats on a successful show.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#15 posted 10-13-2019 01:40 AM

Wow…Beautiful array or products, Dick and Linda!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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