The art fair season for By the Bay Botanicals is over for 2011. While we don't have a "brick and mortar" store front, one of the best ways to reach new customers as well test market our work, is bringing the business to local art and craft fairs around Maryland. We've done a lot of shows this year including Wine in the Woods, The Maryland Seafood Festival, and just finished the Holiday Mart in Cookesville, MD with many others in between. Want to know how it all went?
Some of the best shows were ones that we never thought would pan out. Many don't know what goes on behind the scenes of doing art fairs - the preparing, the setting up, the long ours of selling followed by packing it all back up again for the next show. Over the span of the year, here in Maryland, the weather was beyond unpredictable - the Spring months were very rainy, most of the Summer was drought like until flooding and Hurricane Irene came, then Fall came too quick, but was one of the nicest and mildest Autumns. There's a lot of work involved, but there is nothing more rewarding that getting out into the community and meeting so many wonderful people. When poor weather occurs it can make doing art fairs trying. The great news is the weather did not stop the many locals and non-locals who came out and support local artists like myself, Michelle. Thank you!
With all the support of buyers at Maryland art and craft fairs this year our sales have far exceeded last years sales. Through feedback from these customers, we've been able to refine our handcrafted products and make them better - offering better packaging, better fragrances and offer hands on demonstrations on how palm wax candles are not only beautiful, but clean burning too.
As we soon enter 2012, our show schedule will be posted on the calender tab. Please check back and check back often here on bythebaybotanicals.com as well as our facebook and twitter pages. Thanks to all who support By the Bay Botanicals past, present and future!
Happy Holidays to all,
I am the owner of By the Bay Botanicals. We want to stay connected to you, and through this blog we aim to share with you tips and tricks to buying and burning candles as well as read up on what goes on behind the scenes at By the Bay Botanicals. Feel free to comment, and comment often as well as share with your friends and family.
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