Annnnnnnnnd... I just found out that I got accepted to have a booth at the Watermelon Festival here in Richmond in August. Oh my, slight bit of panic there since I had applied back in April and still hadn't heard anything (and technically I still haven't - I just saw that my check had been cashed so I emailed the people and they said nothing had been sent out yet, but yes, if my check went through then I was in) and I had assumed that it was a no-go. Way to go with that, guys. She also said it was a new system they were trying this year, and it had some major kinks, so hopefully I can chalk it up to that and hope that the whole thing isn't a disorganized mess. A friend did tell me, after I had applied for this by the way, that she would highly recommend doing only juried shows, which I will probably agree with. But as my first outdoor festival, I'll be happy if I make the booth fee and setups costs back. So here we go. I have so much to do, and I'm a little overwhelmed right now. But I will get on a schedule and make it happ'n cap'n!
I found some info about setting up for festivals which I will share right here:
So let me know if you have any suggestions or resources. And I will share what I learn in this whole process. I'm sure it will be crazy. But hopefully in a good way.