This was my first craft show and so worth it! The weather, people, and food were so worth the effort. It was small and intimate but we had a blast! My sales were minimal (no internet, no ATM) but covered expenses :). We travel up to this area about six times a year and this time I thought it would be a perfect time to get my feet wet. My son went with me and we enjoyed relaxing fun watching people meander and eat; and watching kids play with walking stilt wooden poles that another vendor was selling. Met people from all over VA and PA including a couple from here in Hampton Roads! Best part was watching people drive a simulated drunk driving course using special goggles and then take a field sobriety test!
We are a retired military family and we have learned to be efficient, organized and quick. Set up time -20 minutes from pulling the truck in to unloading to setting up to parking the truck in its designated spot! But we did not have a flawless day. For all our military precision, we failed in the area of communication! First, I communicated the wrong weekend to my hubby who ended up having to work. Second, I asked hubby to get me some change for my cash box. When I made my first $20 sale is when I noticed there was only coins in the cash box (no paper money). I could not call and ask what happen as we had no cellular service. After talking with our coordinator Cathy is when we realize today would be a cash only day and the nearest bank (which is closed on Saturdays) is halfway down the mountain. So I must send my son, who is a flat-lander in every sense of the word, down the mountain to find an ATM and get change. Bless his heart, mission accomplished flawlessly. So, now you are still wandering how I got just coins in my cash box. After musing this over and over in my mind, I realized that I got exactly what I asked for -CHANGE! I was not specific about what change or how much. My hubby does coins better then Ebenezer Scrooge! He will pull over in traffic to pick up a coin!
When we arrived home home, we talked about he trip and laughed over the coin/change incident. My cash box is ready to go for my next craft show at the Fraternal Order of Police in Virginia Beach! Come on out if you can.