Hi everyone! I'm excited to talk about our first event, AuburnFest, which is coming up this Saturday, August 10th at Les Gove Park, in Auburn, WA. Since this is our first event and I plan to do more in the future, I had to tackle the problem of what was needed to create a vendor space in my style, and acquiring it within my budget and time frame. It might not be perfect, but it will do the job: we will have our 100% soy scented candles there and our 100% soy melts.
Since I'm pale, make candles, and will be vending in the summer, a canopy was a must. Luckily, it doesn't get super hot here in the Seattle area, but it seems a little hotter year by year. I work a day job and kind of hate shopping, so finding a canopy within my budget (cheap), with good reviews and that was 10 x 10 was a small challenge. I was able to source one on Walmart.com, along with a Cosco 6 ft table. The tent arrived fine, but the table was damaged, and I sent it back. Did you know that when you send something back to Walmart, it goes on walkabout first? I didn't. That table's been more places than I have this year, but I finally got my refund. They also take years (weeks?) to ship and I wasn't guaranteed to have a replacement in time, so I went to Amazon and found the same table, different color, for a good price. Here's what I got on Amazon, links below! Pics of setup to be posted when I actually get my table:
Not "setup", per se, but I definitely don't want to lose my phone or POS battery half way through, so this will take care of my charge issues.
For display names & prices!
The infamously hard to find table:
A classy table cover:
I'm equal parts nervous and excited! If you live in the area, come see us from 11am - 7pm this Saturday, August 10th at Les Gove Park! It will be fun for the whole family, as there will be a parade, two music stages, a beer garden, and plenty of food and crafts vendors.