8/06/2009

Strange Folk Festival!


I got news recently that I made it into the Strange Folk Festival again this year. I posted about my experiences with it last year here. It was absolutely my favorite show ever. It was such a success not only financially but it was the first time I really enjoyed a show and felt like I was in my element. It has a very youthful and free spirit vibe to it which I love. I'm sure I'll be talking about it a lot between now and the end of September as I prepare for it. The website has been completely overhauled and is now a great PR spot for the festival. She has written lots of little posts about the vendors and other happenings for the weekend. I'm excited that one of my scarves is the representation for the knitting page which you can see here.

There is going to be a very green and eco-friendly focus to this year's festival so I'm going to incorporate that as much as possible into my preparations. Here is another update from the website that I'm really interested in:

"This year, Strange Folk celebrates the art of writing by welcoming local and regional authors to showcase and sell their books. We are working to bring in writers from a wide variety genres, and our schedule has not yet been finalized. If you are an author interested in participating, please e-mail christinegerrish@lcls.org by August 31st for more information.

This exhibit will also include a “Live Blogging” station – 10 computers available with internet access provided by The O’Fallon Library!"

So I can blog from the festival which will be cool and maybe next year if Mike has finally finished his book he can participate. They also have bands play but the boys didn't decide until too late to apply for this year.

I've been thinking a lot about my booth display for this year and how I can make it much more appealing and eye-catching. I'll be talking about it next week as I have started to put some of my thoughts into action.


8 comments:

One Creative Queen said...

That sounds very cool! I know you'll do great - and gain some much-deserved PR and recognition! My fingers are crossed - as are my eyes, which is making it simply impossible to type this comment. But for you? Anything. :) xx

storybeader said...

congrats on being the intro photo for knitting and crochet! Looks like a lot of fun, just looking at the website! {:-Deb

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

How cool that your scarf represents the knitting category!! How fun!! I hope it goes as fabulous this year for you as last, I am sure it will, and can't wait to hear about it! :)

Nancy said...

Congrats! It sounds like a really great show. I wish you much success:) And how cool is it that a pic of your scarf is up for your category! Awesome:) Looking forward to hearing more about your plans for the show! And they have invited authors- that's so interesting- love it!

By the way, I was wondering if I could feature your work for my Sunday Seller Spotlight next week. Is there any particular venue you would rather show work from? I can highlight and link to all of them too. You're on 1000 markets, etsy, anything else?

PrettyCoolJewels said...

That sounds like so much fun! I wish we weren't so far away, I would so totally go! Your work is beautiful, I'm sure you will do well!

Nancy said...

Ok, great! I'll plan to post then next Sunday, yay:) It's gonna be fun, and way overdue! Thanks for being a fan...so you have a fan page too, or just personal? I friended you, but I'm still so clueless about some stuff on facebook that I can't find people's fan pages.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Congratulations! That's really exciting! Good luck with the show :)

Krystal Hosmer of Solsisters said...

OH HOO! Congrats Paige! Wish we had a good craft festival here. We get teh harvest festival but I always think that's a little mass-produced

 

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