Every year our town hosts a two day vintage tractor rally and small market. I've been holding a stall the market for a few years now and am lucky enough to hold my stall in a historical building which I believe was the original town grocery store. The building is now part of a museum complex. I would dearly love to see the shop set up again as it was and host half a dozen or so local makers. I've suggested the idea to the historical committee, they love the idea but don't have the time to do it. I'm guessing I might have to join the committee.....maybe one day! I"m on a few too many committees for now.
Here's a couple of pics inside. A friend and I sell quilts, small hand made gifts, hair accessories, etc. We also collect tractor fabric and make a few items to fit in with the rally theme. We had really good sales this year. I learn so much every market I do. I now have a much better idea of what people want to buy, pricing etc. We even have regular customers coming back each year and orders being placed for next year!! Unbelievable.
A lot of the tractor wives come in for a chat, they like having something girly to look at while the guys play engines.
The CWA (Country Women's Association) also hold a craft display and competition on the same weekend. This year they invited me to judge the photography competition which was fun. I'm a hopeless judge, I want to give everyone first place. I did manage to choose winners after much deliberation. I can't begin to imagine how hard it is to judge the food! It all looked so yummy.