Wednesday, August 27, 2008

LI Maritime Museum Seafood Festival…

I participated in my first two-day show at the LI Maritime Museum's Annual Seafood Festival in West Sayville. The weather was perfect and the crowds abundant. It was a long two days, and my stalwart husband spent the entire time with me. I literally couldn't have done it without him. In addition to doing all the heavy setup work, he knew just the right thing to say to break the ice with potential customers — customers I might have let walk away!

My next venture will be the West Islip Festival on September 21, and then I will close-up the tent for this season.

Expand this post for a closeup look at my display, some views of other exhibitors, and festival attendees.

A Seafood Festival is all about seafood.

A view from our booth in the early morning before the fair opened.

Across the way from our booth was a metal smith who spent the day working the crowds — mostly women! In another life he must have been a barker in a carnival.

The vendor next door sold homemade jams available for tasting. A very popular booth.

Pirates were everywhere, some of them very authentic.

At six o'clock on Sunday all the vendors were ready to go home…

…but a group of fair goers stayed to enjoy the last of the entertainment and early evening on the Great South Bay.

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