animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

new germany festival

I’ve been thinking about doing some craft shows for Everyone Drinks. This would be down the road because I don’t have enough inventory to do one at this time. So, I mentioned to my mom that I’m going to be checking out some craft shows over the next year in order to find out which ones would be good to attend and she suggested that we go to the New Germany Festival of Arts & Crafts. We did just that over the weekend.

Some things to note…there were a lot of people there, but I didn’t see a lot of people actually making purchases. There were some crafters there with exceptional work; quite a number with good work; and more than a few with shoddy work. The stuff I sell is definitely unique–there were a couple of related items for sale, but no one strictly selling booze-related items.
This was a two day festival, so I don’t know that I want to jump into something like that for my first show (and it’s not cheap to attend, either). I would prefer to try a one-day event and see how that goes. There will be plenty of other shows to check out in 2013.