Well, it was as windy as all getout in Wisconsin today, but the booth made it through the day with no mishaps. I had to remove a painting I had hanging on the back wall because it kept flipping around, but otherwise everything else pretty much stayed put. I was afraid that putting the paintings up front on the side walls would make them more vulnerable to the wind, but the new configuration worked out just fine and actually encouraged people to stop and look. I think the sign in the grass out front helped, too.
The crowd here was definitely friendlier than at my last outing. Several people stopped to inquire and actually walked away with postcards and business cards. I wasn’t keeping track, but I think there were 9 or 10. Compare that to zero in four days at the big eventing show. Whether they follow through or not is another matter, but at least I feel encouraged by the improvement in possible client interaction. It also helps that literally everybody has to pass by the vendors on the way to and from the barns to the rings and the show office.
One more day tomorrow, and we’ll see how it goes. Not supposed to be as much wind, which should be a relief.