Somewhat belated, but a post-event review post.
We had lovely weather, everyone's stalls looked fantastic and we all (stallholders, my helpers and myself included) worked hard all day long to try to make the event a success. Almost needless to say, it would have been great to have more visitors to the event. What is that magic mix that craft and gift fair organisers need to have to sprinkle over their events? I am not too sure what it is, where I can buy it or, as a crafts-person, find the ingredients to make the potion myself, but I do know that along with hundreds of other event organisers we work our socks off to try to make our events successful.
The visit from the Mayor and Mayoresss of Godalming went really well. They visited all of the stalls and even enjoyed our last-minute, make-shift refreshments. I had been let down the day before the event by the people who were providing refreshments but I am really grateful to two good friends, Linda and Dawn, for pitching in and helping out at very short notice. Thank you both.
The following are photographs of some of the stands at the April event - unfortunately, there just wasn't time to take photographs of everyone's stands, but as many stallholders are taking part in several events this year, I will have the chance to feature them in future blog posts.
My post next week will be how to be a successful stallholder - so if you have suggestions and ideas that work for you as a stallholder, please do let me know and I will include them and I will acknowledge your contribution (a bit more free advertising for your work).
See you next week