Come to Dunnellon Florida This Weekend to see and participate in the Boom Town Festival being sponsored by the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. Their website doesn’t have a separate page for the event but is currently featured on the home page. If you are a craft vendor in the area you might want to contact them to see if you can still set up a booth there. Since we will be visiting Rainbow Springs State Park that weekend we opted to go ahead and pay the $100 craft vendor fee and set up our booth for the weekend. That’s Saturday, April 26th from 9-5pm and Sunday, April 27th from 9-4pm. Our booth at the Sarasota Folk Festival was a learning experience and we expect this one to be as well but, hopefully, we will sell a few more items, give away more business cards and catalogs and meet more interesting people.
Of course, we are keeping an eye on the weather but you really can’t predict what it will be like so you try and prepare for what you can. Lots of water bottle to keep us hydrated and knowing where the nearest rest room facilities are will be the key to our comfort. Our new tent canopy seems to be working well even though it really takes two people to set it up and not the one that is advertised. The bad part is that we have to get up at 4:00am on Saturday and be at the designated area by 5:30am to set up. Since, this is a street festival the town will not be closing off the streets for the festival until then. We are supposed to be able to leave our tent up overnight Saturday and begin breaking down after 4:00pm on Sunday. Setting up takes the longest time and we will probably spend most of Friday, re-arranging our SUV with all our display stuff as well as the merchandise we hope to sell.
The foam risers I made for the last event did not work as well as I had hoped and we really don’t have the room to keep them with us between shows. That means we will have to re-think our booth display. So much to do and so little time left to do it. We know that you want to go up with your displays and have as much as you can at eye level. This can be very difficult to do with our limited storage capacity and funds but we will figure something out before the weekend. (We Hope!).
So if you are in the area you should come on by and see us and the many other fine vendors!