Darksome Market 8/3/19
A first-time event for us, although we're no strangers to vending in cemeteries. Mount Moriah is almost overwhelming in its size, and the efforts of volunteers in beginning the restoration of the 200-acre site is very evident in the areas which are now accessible. The vendor fees from this event are being used towards the ongoing work - which we thoroughly approve of.
Let's get the one bad thing out of the way - it was HOT. If nothing else, it completely justified our decision to not vend at Lancaster Pride. We'd decided a while ago to try to cut back on outdoor shows at all, but at this point we can safely say that under normal circumstances we'll no longer do summer shows outside.
Since the weather forecast was uncertain, we left Willow at home but did bring Pixel, who enjoyed interacting with everyone.
Four Critters found forever homes, along with several stained glass pieces and (despite the heat) several crocheted items.
Our customers and really all of the folks we spoke to were awesome - as always at an event like this we truly feel like we're among "our" people. Creative, interesting, and slightly disturbing -or disturbed ;-) - that's definitely the crowd we like to hang with.
Load out was easy from a logistical standpoint (we parked about fifteen feet from the booth) but at that point in the day we were both exhausted & completely wrung out.
For a great cause and a great venue, though, it was worth it. We're looking forward to the Market of the Macabre in Laurel Hill next month, and will just keep our fingers crossed that the weather will cooperate.