Monday, June 6, 2011

back from the chili cook off craft show

First show testing out my new qr code sign. See below if you want to scan it yourself with a smart phone. This craft show was an older crowd so only one person scanned it. She was pretty impressed that is brought up all the info about my company and no I didn't tell her to scan it she just pulled out her phone and did it.

This was a rare indoor show in the fire department as it was a fund raiser for the Howard volunteer fire department.

Saturday was green chili day. Can't say I am a green chili fan but the one I thought tasted the best got 3rd place.

Sunday was red chili day which I like way more. I picked DD and that was the one the judges picked as the winner so I guess I was better at guessing the red chili winner.



So I am a sucker for gem stones and rocks. Two of my best vacations have been when I went to Nevada and spent 8 hours a day digging for black fire opals. That is my idea of a great vacation by the way! Anyway I saw this rock on a vendors table and I had to have it I love pretty glittery things. :)

Show went ok not sure I will do it next year. I think I am going to do a new plan next year where I drop off some of the smaller shows like this one and save the money to get in the really big shows instead.

6 comments:

TeresaR said...

Oh *drool* chili!

I'm so impressed with your tech savvy! I think I'd be with the other old folks and not know what to do with that if I saw it at your booth. LOL!

That's a gorgeous glittery rock/gem! Did the vendor say what it was?

My sis is trying to start up a soap biz in Vancouver, and I told her to read your blog because you share lots of your great insights about doing shows here. :)

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

I think the rock is a peacock copper. So much better in person too!

Ya been an interesting road figuring out the craft shows. Slowly learning what works best for me. Mainly that is after doing a number of them and seeing what an average amount I usually make for a show. So if it is above it great but it is below time to decide if it is worth it.

Anne-Marie said...

That's so cool that you have a QR Code for your business! Looks like you had a fun weekend =)

Amy Warden said...

You are just way cool! I don't even know if my phone reads those things. LOL! Hey, even if the sales weren't that great, at least you got to eat chili! :)

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

there is a free app on the iphone called i-nigma that worked for my boss when she was scanning those. I don't have a cell phone so I can't even test it :P

TeresaR said...

Ooh, I'll have to look up peacock copper; never heard of it before.

There's a lot of trial and error to shows, isn't there? I hope you'll find some good, reliable ones that will earn good income for you!

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