Calling All Mobile Shops in Florida! Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Florida is inviting mobile shop owners/vendors who use vintage travel trailers or vintage RVs as a mobile shop for their Vintage Trunk Sale area. They are also inviting those who create handcrafted items, sell vintage items or even uses recycled materials to create items for sale who may not have gotten a mobile shop yet. You can bring your own tent and tables or the park will set up one for you (but on first come-first serve basis). These will be set up near the craft village. The event is being included in the Antiques, Arts and Collectibles Festival on July 18, 2015 in the park.
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Here’s our wrap up post for the Florida Folk Festival this past Memorial Day weekend held at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Florida. Since this was our first time attending this event and being vendors everything was a little chaotic to say the least. I am, by nature, a planner and like to have everything lined up before any event we are attending. It helps to keep stress levels down and allows us to enjoy being there. That, in turn, translates into making your customers feel welcome and more willing to buy your wares.
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If you have been following us on our Facebook page or Twitter account you will have heard that we have received our “official” welcome email from the coordinator of the Florida Folk Festival this year. Since, “The festival has recently been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as a “Top 20 Event” in the southeastern United States for 2015” we are very excited to be included. We keep checking their website to see if we have been added under the “highlights” section but it may take a week or so for us to be added.
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We are going ahead with our plans to purchase a replica of the 1960/61 Holiday House travel trailer. We have created a donation button (see our new button to the right side of our website) and a new page under our Latest Promos page. It is called simply, Holiday House Mobile Boutique, and we hope you will read through it, donate if you can, share it with all of your social media family and friends. It also helps us if you would “Like” or Facebook page and “Follow” on Twitter account. We have then on the right side of the website as well now. This page will be a “Work-in-Progress” as we will be adding new information, prize levels and reports from our crowd funding campaigns as well as the progress on our travel trailer with pictures and drawings when we get them. Continue reading “We are Going Ahead With Our Plans”
In our last post I alluded to the fact that we were wanting to get a “shop on wheels” to sell our handcrafted items from at festivals, farmers markets and such. We have been scouring the web to get ideas about what we wanted it to look like. We want it to be unique and colorful just like our products. The vintage trailer turned mobile retail space idea has always appealed to me. What we have found is that most of those “boutiques” are created using the vintage canned ham travel trailers that are less than 12 feet long and most of them are not very tall inside. Granted, they make for a very cute place to sell your wares from and almost every single one can be pulled by just about any car on the road today. Plus, you wouldn’t be charged for more than one vendor space at most places. We need a little bit more room than that and wouldn’t mind paying for two vending spaces if we have to.
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