I attended and hosted a booth at the 124th Big Rock Plowing Match craft show on September 15 and 16, 2018. This was the second annual BRPM that I attended as a vendor.
This year I focused more on signs and home decor than anything else. Last year I had brought a few signs but ended up selling benches… of all things!
The signs are currently posted all over my Etsy, website, and Instagram. While I have yet to get much feedback on these, I believe they are perfect, subtle, and natural looking decorations that could fit into any home. Other signs would include the pallet wood family name signs with the letters that are 3D instead of carved into a single block. The plowing match fell on a quite warm weekend nearing the end of summer. i personally believe that the warm weather and busy season was to blame for the lower foot traffic. While the event was still a success, it seemed that there were less people than the following years.
This year, I decided to introduce the oak signs (like I previously said) and a few other items like the 6 pack bottle carriers and the mini cutting boards! I will admit that it is still difficult trying to decide what exactly to focus on when attending show. I believe the variety is good but I’d imagine there is the possibility of having bit too broad of a selection for customers.
All-in-all the event seemed to go well for all parties involved and us vendors enjoyed chatting amongst ourselves when the crowds slowed. If you ever hear of a local event, I’m always open and interested in new places and people! Contact me using the form on the contact page.