Monday, June 18, 2007

Summer Heat Festival Review

Sumer Heat Festival 2007

This year the Summer heat festival in Muncie returned to its original location at the AMA. The festival was privileged to have Stufffromthebunker, Deb, as the Vendor coordinator, which was a volunteer position given to her just weeks ago! Deb did an absolutely incredible job organizing the vendor locations, mapping it out, getting everyone checked in and maintaining their happiness throughout the 3-day event.

It was so wonderful to have so many Etsy artists have booths. Studioamf (Allison), Myword (Joanna), Stufffromthebunker (Deb), DBrown (Debbie), and beckbydesign (that’s me!) all had, or shared a booth. We had lots of Etsy promos to hand out (thanks to everyone who sent some) and talked up the raffle baskets. I think I can sum up the festival pretty easily – HOT!!!! Granted, it’s called the Summer Heat festival for a reason; however it was extremely steamy all days. Unfortunately after setting up on Sunday the downpour forced us to pack up and head out. I think I can speak for those of us who attended, that although sales were quite low, we had a great time getting to know one another and learning from each other. The festival team is certainly blessed to have Deb volunteer so much of her time and energy into making the vendor section better each year and I look forward to seeing the big changes she has in mind for 2008.

I’ve attached a few photos of our booths from the festival.

Deb manning her booth & the vendors

Allison (studioamf) & John

Joanna (myword)


  1. The booths look great! Hope you all drank lots of water!

  2. Sorry to hear the sales were low! :( But, getting to know other people is often a really fun part of a craft show.

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  4. Great pics Becky, well except that one of me LOL. You are right the heat was a little excessive this year. The festival ended with a freak storm on Sunday that caused a lot of damage to vendors tents and I am so glad the IN Crowd members got out before it hit. I am looking forward to making a lot of changes for next year that will improve things for the art vendors so please let me know what thoughts and ideas you have.

    Wish I could read what the poster above me said.