Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Kid's at the Fair

 One of the cool things about the League of NH Craftsmen's Fair are the booths for kids. Children of juried members have their own sales booth called "The Next Generation Crafts". The kids sell their crafts and also do demos throughout the week. This year I bought some super soft cotton tie-dyed socks, a pair for me and a pair for my little great niece.

   

My friend Wendy is teaching classes at the "Pottery School" tent all week.


Mark Ragonese works with the kids to build outdoor sculptures of rocks and limbs. It's an exhibit that changes everyday! He also has big a stump out there that the kids can practice hammering nails into and then removing them with the claw end of the hammer. Endless fun.


Today is our last day at the fair. I am not looking forward to tearing down the booth. We have two hours to get it out of the tent so that the next guy can start setting up at 7:00pm. Basically we pack the pots, take apart the booth, move it outside the tent, then load the trailer. I expect we will be back here at the Bow Lake around 11:30.
It's 8:30 am and I am tired just thinking about it!

9 comments:

  1. I am confused why is someone else setting up so soon.

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  2. That looks like a lot of fun for the kids.

    I hope you sell so much that packing up is a breeze.

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  3. Toes crossed that there are numerous sales and that the tear down goes smoothly!

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  4. I'm still working on a plan for a self erecting booth that will also pack my pots and put itself in the van at 5:00. I still have a long way to go but it will be worth it.

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  5. May you sell it all! I'm with Dennis on the automatic take down machine!

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  6. Linda - the fair is nine days. You can do the whole nine days for $1200+ dollars or you can choose 1/2 the week. The cost is half but the first half of the week is 4 days (typically the most attendance) and the second half is 5 days. We stopped doing 9 days two years ago. It meant we were gone for 3 weeks if we wanted to visit our kids and the rest of the family. Mid-week is slow so it just made sense to cut it short. Three weeks of not making work is just not feasible for us.... or figuring out the kitty care and keeping our gallery in Seagrove open. We packed up tonight and were back at Bow Lake (where we are staying with a friend) by a little after 10pm.

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  7. Dennis and Barb, I too wish there was a take down mechanism! We are done, exhausted... but tomorrow is another day.

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  8. oh I see, I too wish I had a portable tent that could be backed into a space, I'd be a millionaire if I designed one cause folks would surely want to buy it from me. Ha.

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