The sun was shining, the birds were singing…and the Shannon was burning. Of all the things I forgot to pack with me I regret not packing sunblock the most. The fair was lovely, though I think it was marketed more to people stopping in for something fun and free to do as opposed to a fair where people are showing up looking to purchase anything…
The set up in the morning was brilliant – we were able to bring the car in and offload all of our supplies right at the table that had been set up for us. The end of the day, however, was not nearly as organized. We were not allowed to drive the car over to pick up our supplies, and instead had to haul everything about 500 feet to the car where it was parked in the parking lot. Carts were out of the question, as the wheels would sink into the grass once the dolly was loaded. We were not impressed with the way the ‘take down’ was set up for vendors. Which is really too bad…that’ the thing that sits with me – not the music we could hear in the distance, or the adorable dogs that were taking their people out for a walk…the lousy way the take-down was organized and how we were not told about this change of plans until I went over to one of the organizers to ask where I could bring the car around. Shame.
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