Showed my art work and other fun crafty stuff at Holland Fest this weekend. What a blast! We had such a great time. We’ve done a few of these festivals here and there and this time I feel like we finally got the booth setup that works for us.
Holland Fest is in Cedar Grove. It’s a really lovely community and I adored this celebration of their Dutch heritage. So many fun events, including bands and food and washing the streets in their wooden Dutch shoes.
The arts and crafts festival part of this event was really good, too. I’d say there were about 100 crafters and artisans there with so many different items to sell. I instantly found a couple things I wanted to get and could have probably bought a bunch more! My husband felt the same way, so I was glad it wasn’t just me. I held off until I actually made a few sales before buying anything, though. 🙂 (Don’t want to spend all my profits.)
This was our first event where we actually had a booth to set up and we learned a lot on how we wanted to do it. First up, a tent! So needed, especially during those hot days. Then, tables that are easy to find stuff on and an open cubed display that allowed people to see my prints, books, and crosses.
I got some plastic tablecloths in teal that went with our magazine racks. Those are all the racks we’ve been finding at thrift stores and painting teal. Aren’t they cute?
I also sold note cards this time, which was a pretty good seller.
On the other side of our table was a cubed display with prints on the top and front. These were great at showing the various crafty things I had (like those crosses) and some of my books, too. The prints helped pull people in and show them what I’m all about right away. I think that’s really important at a craft fair booth, because your stuff is going to appeal to certain people. I so enjoyed everyone that came to my booth and chatted with me! Love to hear people’s stories and find out what they are looking for.
Another new item was these silk scarves. Aren’t they pretty? I’ve been trying to find good quality scarves for quite a while, and these were great for adding color to the back of our booth and also showing off the color and design of the scarf.
It’s interesting to talk with people about what types of art they like and what inspires them. People want art that helps them feel good and I enjoyed talking to people about what they were drawn to and why. Thanks to everyone who came out!
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