This was our first year to be a vendor at the Lavender Festival in Red Creek, and we were so glad we decided to do this show! This was one of the most fun shows we’ve ever done.
This show was from Friday night through Sunday, but we only did Saturday & Sunday. And from what I hear, it was pretty dead Friday night, so I was glad we did not do Friday night.
We arrived early Saturday morning. It was a beautiful, sunny morning, and the weather cooperated with us most of the day. At around 2pm it rained for just a few minutes, and then the sun came back out. It did start to get windy though.
About 1/2 an hour after we got home, we received a call saying there were “tornado like winds” and several vendors lost their tents and/or products, and that our tent had a severely broken leg. We were fearing the worst – we didn’t know what we were going to walk into Sunday morning.
But, when we got there Sunday morning, our tent was still fully intact. One of the legs was indeed bent, but Chris was able to straighten it out. One of our shelves inside the tent did fall over, but we secured our glass candle jars before we left on Saturday, so there was no damage to our products. Our tins fell but were not damaged. Crisis averted! At least, for us. A few other vendors were not so fortunate. One vendor’s jewelry went all over the place when her tent flew away. This was definitely another learning experience for us.
Overall though, this was a great festival. They had lots of activities scheduled throughout the day, including horse & wagon rides both days. We were right next to the booth for the wagon rides, so we got to watch the beautiful horses both days. There were also a few miniature horses at the festival, with two of them being walked around so kids could walk them, and people could pet them. They were just TOO cute! Had so much fun learning about the miniature horses, and seriously wanted to just take them home with me.
This show had the best atmosphere – we loved our crafting neighbors and the customers too. The lavender fields were all around us, and people were picking the lavender both days. Sunday it was much colder (low 60’s) and I forgot my jacket, so I had an extra tablecloth wrapped around me for most of the day. But we are definitely looking forward to attending this show again next year.
Below are some more photos taken of the festival. Thanks to everyone who stopped out to see us – and see you here again next year!