Salisbury Craft Show

Saturday morning came early – 4:30 am. Jonathan and I left around 5:45 for Salisbury (a little over an hour of driving), hoping to arrive around 7 (and a little time to spare just in caseโ€ฆ).

Well, just in case happened… and despite our careful efforts to follow the GPS and Google map (in the dark and wind and rain!) we ended up in another small town about 20 minutes out of the way – apparently these 2 towns are similar and the GPS often automatically switches from one to another (the event coordinator told us that she meant to email everyone ahead of time about this, but didn’t).

We arrived around 7:30 at the event location, with plenty of time to spare. In fact we were the 2nd vendors to arrive, and we finished setting up with 30 minutes to spare. So in the end it all worked out fine. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Out of somewhere around 15 vendors, we were one of 3 or 4 who brought handmade things – everyone else was a consultant for Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Mary Kay, Origami Owl, Jamberryโ€ฆ and other larger companies.

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I don’t know if it was the weather (cold, gray, and windy!), or the town (I’ve never really been into Salisbury before and it seemed a little dead and un-scenic here ๐Ÿ˜‰ )โ€ฆ but traffic was slow coming! It was rather discouraging :-/

But things picked up a little. I had already decided that I was going to enjoy this day to the fullest, and make the most of every opportunityโ€ฆ and we did! It was great getting to meet some of the other vendors, and the ones who came out to see us and shop. I enjoyed sharing about different products with the ones who came by our table…ย and watching this one adorable little baby (whose mom and dad were there selling for Jamberry).

By the end of the show (2:00)ย we wereย sooooo tired, and a little hungry. It had stopped raining but was still very cold and gray and windy. We packed everything up and headed home – but first one *very exciting* stop! A highlight of the dayโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesโ€ฆ Jonathan and I have this really fun thing in common. We could both spend a*very long time* in the Bass Pro Shop. And it’s a top favorite store that hardly gets boring. ๐Ÿ™‚

We followed a loooonnnnnngggggg line of traffic off the highway to the mall, and then drove the parking lot for 10 minutes trying to find a parking space. When we finally found one around the side of the mall by the aquarium, Jonathan and I made mental notes about where exactly we were in relation to the side of the building. And while walking from car to store entrance, we heard at least 3 car alarms going off as people went in search of their cars. ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol!

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Okayโ€ฆ soย I do love trucks! And I thought this little old fashioned one was kind of cute! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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We looked atย camoย clothingโ€ฆ then went upstairs to admire the archery sectionย (this is where we bought our 3 crossbows, last year and the year before).

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And thenโ€ฆ back downstairs to look at knives and guns! We held a handgun from the case. ๐Ÿ™‚

And then – home for delicious homemade pizza and ice-cream!! ๐Ÿ™‚

There are 2 more shows currently scheduled, forย ย late November and early December.ย Check out the calendar for upcoming events!

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2 thoughts on “Salisbury Craft Show

  1. Just a note to say, don’t be too discouraged about the shows. Sometimes the craft shows this time of year are a little slower, and doing it for the first time, you quickly figure out which ones to do or not to do again. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Glad you enjoyed your day.

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    • @ Nathan
      Thank you so much! Yes, for sure I am grateful to be learning which types of shows to look for, and what places to maybe avoid next time, etc. It’s been a great learning experience and fun way to spend the day with a sibling – sharing about my products with others. You all are a great inspiration to me as well in doing the shows and markets. I’ve learned from just looking at the the pictures of your displays and hearing how you all do thingsโ€ฆ Thanks for the encouragement, and looking forward to other upcoming shows!!

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