When we decide to attend a local event, like the Western Idaho Fair, much more goes on behind the scenes than simply showing up with a truck full of fliers. Firstly, we must ensure we’re available for the required days and within the application date range. If that all checks out, somebody usually needs to be paid to ensure we have a spot locked in, so we get the pleasure of speaking to the local chamber of commerce’s event coordinator to gather the application information, fees, and any other required information, usually like what we’re selling, pictures of our products and services, booth sizing, power requirements, and so on.
Then comes the waiting game; as someone as impatient as myself, this is the hardest part. I want to meet you all in person and eat the delicious foods that usually accompany events. *YUM* So, to make the time go by, I try to prep as much for the event as possible, ensuring our equipment is clean, packed, and ready to go. I will also post about the events on our social media pages, like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, to keep you all up-to-date. I can’t forget the bugs! I don’t want to bring actual bugs, of course, though I do have a few cast in resin for display (come check them out), so I make sure to stock up on as many little bug toys as I can, as they’re fun to give away to families and kiddos. I will then have a restless night at home before loading the truck and hitting the road.
As for what we do during the actual events, well…please allow me to be mysterious as a way of gently requesting that you come by and see us in person. It really is the best part!
After the events, I will usually recover and make as many calls, texts, and emails to those who have kindly provided their information so that I can help them more directly by setting up services or providing information they may not have had time for. Then comes the next best part… Preparing for the NEXT EVENT, and I get to do it all over again. I hope to see you soon!