The Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival is only a few days away. I'm so nervous. I shouldn't be - I've done a whole TWO festivals, and they both turned out well. This is a new venue for me though, and it's a long drive, and we have to drive up on Friday for setup, then we have to drive up VERY early Saturday morning to be there to put the product up, drive home Saturday night, drive back Sunday morning, then when it ends on Sunday afternoon, pack everything back up, and drive home. I'm hoping there isn't much left on Sunday afternoon to pack up! :-)
It makes me nervous to leave my stuff overnight. I haven't done that before. But it's something I'm going to have to do.
The weather has been great the last few days....much cooler, Fall-like. Guess what? It's going to be 83 on Saturday, and 86 on Sunday. UGH. NOT the best weather for selling wool. I'm just praying that the things I have to sell, are the ones people will be looking for!
I'll have many beautiful colors of Ashland Bay Merino.
I'll have lots of pretty, hand made spindles.
I will have dyed and undyed Teeswater long (6-9") locks;
This is the first time I'll have a tent that has 3 sides up. I have done 2 festivals where the tent is open on two sides, and closed on two sides because it's butted up against 2 other tents. From what I remember from attending the upcoming festival as a customer, I don't think the tents are butted up against each other at all. Which is really nice. I like the idea of being spread out.
The inside of the tent will be a new layout also. I bought some cubes to use for some of the product, and the cubes will sit on a table against one wall. Then I will have 2 walls for the grid wall setup. I don't like going in cold on setup, but hey, I'm good at flying by the seat of my pants!
I'm glad we're going up Friday for setup though. That will help me be at ease about where we are, and all I have to do Saturday morning, is put product up, and that will be easy enough.
So, now all I have to do is trust that people are going to attend, and be ready to purchase! We shall see......