Sunday, April 15, 2007
Festival Season Begins!
Woo! I'm scheduling a ton of festivals this year, and I'm pretty set up through July at this point. Here's how it's looking (if you really care about exact dates and locations look here)...
I have one at the end of April here locally called the Spring Fever Festival. It's very new and not yet very well attended. But, it's put together by a local art chica and it has great potential to really take off. There's also a fall version in october. Good quality crafts, non-profit booths, activities, music. So, this is my second time doing it... who knows if money will be made there. But it's my first chance to visit with some of my craft buddies and see what other festivals people are doing etc. AND it's literally right down the street.
May will be interesting, no local festival really during May. So, I'll be going to Shasta for an Old Time Fiddle Jamboree. Then for memorial day weekend, heading down to Lakeport right on Clear Lake. I'm looking forward to that one. I'll be dragging my boyfriend along and getting a camp spot. It will be warm and pretty and maybe lots of folks visiting from the bay area with money to spend.
Oh, and the Trinidad Sunday Market starts mid may... so I think I'll be doing that in between big festivals, probably about twice a month through September or so.
June will be psycho. Of course the very next weekend after memorial day will be the Mateel Arts & Music festival down in garberville (benbow actually). I love this festival!! I think a girlfriend will accompany me and much partying & dancing will be taking place that weekend. Followed by the Arcata Bay Oyster Fest, on the plaza. Only one day but close and packed fulla people. The new one for June is a 3 day thing up in Roseburg, oregon. It's put on by an arts council, so the crafts should be nice and it's been around a while so I think it will be a good one.
July isn't quite filled up yet... but so far I think I'll be doing the Arcata 4th of July thing. Even though it's spendy and there are imports, it's cheaper than traveling anywhere and I do pretty well. The 4th is a wednesday, then on saturday I think I'll head down to Medocino for a 1 day market. What the hell, right? Those mendo folks love me and it's soooo nice down there. Following weekend will be the local Blues by the Bay festival. Crafts are a new addition, and sales weren't great last year I heard. BUT, if I can just pay my expenses, it's a free seat to the blues fest. Woo. I think I can sell some sun hats and dancin' skirts, no problem.
I'm still working on August too... but I'm trying to get into a Blues festival in Reno. That would be cool, I could stay with my little bro and hang out watching blues. Yay.
September, of course, brings the North Country Fair. Now back in sane hands... the fee went up like $30 this year. LOL. Oh well, freedom has its price I suppose. Sanity has its price? Something. I'll pay it.
Yep. Festivals rock. Here I go! Woooo!