As promised, here is a review of my day in Kentucky Saturday. I was up before 5 and on the road by 5:30. The only good thing I can say about it is that I saw the sun rising over the Ohio as I crossed into Kentucky and headed east for Augusta. The weather forecast had called for scattered showers but they were scattered somewhere else. It looked like a good start. I got to Augusta just before 7 and had three hours to unload and set up. That worked out well too. I like to hustle to get the tent up and the furniture set up then slow down when I start setting out the pots.It also gives me time to look for my smile in case I left it in the van. I had a great site right next to my friend Ken Swinson and in front of the ferry that runs from Ohio and back.. Other friends were scattered throughout the show and I was able to find time to say hello to most of them before we started selling. 10am came and went. The crowd was light. I blame the doppler effect. You know, the one where local tv stations spend a fortune on high tech weather radar then feel they have to sound the alarm every time there might be a sprinkle.The weather stayed nice but even most of the corn doggers ( thanks to Tracey Broome for this term) stayed home.
I was right on the river so I probably should have brought a fishing pole. Actually, it was a lot like fishing. Some nibbles, a few small ones, and one big one. Over all, it was pretty tough fishing and I didn't have any dynamite to throw in the water. I probably knew 10 of the other vendors and it was great to see them all but I think the sales were generally mediocre. If I had been at a local farmers market or the little show right up the road I would have been satisfied but it was a 150 mile round trip ( 10 gallons of gas ) and a 15 hour day by the time I got home. The most beautiful show site ever might be a good reason to visit a show but I'm going to have to think hard about doing this show next year. Here are a few pictures.The big yellow jar on the back table was the " big fish " of the day thanks to my friends Pam and Keith.