What a fun Saturday, and a relaxing Sunday. Saturday was a long day as I worked earlier in the day and then headed up to Kingston for the Chronogram Block Party. It was hot, setup was a little chaotic, and I was fighting with my tent, but we got it set up!
Being that this was an "Etsy Market", they wanted to have some sort of cohesiveness with all the vendors, so they made a sign for everyone which was pretty cool. You can't miss the orange and white.
People started showing up for the block party at 4:00 pm and started walking through the market even though technically, the market didn't start until 5:00 pm so we had to hustle getting set up. I anticipated this as this block party has become an annual event everyone looks forward to.
To be a vendor for this market was FREE! So whatever sales I had was all gravy. You can't beat that! Etsy did a great job with having lots of staff available to make sure everyone was happy and not having any issues, especially with their card reader.
I got to stuff my face with some yummy food from the food trucks and BBQ tents. I was not expecting to eat as much as I did. Plus all the vendors got One Free Drink tickets from the Beer and Wine garden so once we closed up shop, we got on our drink on!
I don't normally drink, but I wanted one by the end of the evening and I got to hang out with my friends and Hudson Valley Etsy teammates. It was such a blast, and I got to enjoy listening to the last performance of the day, Woodstock native Simi Stone.
I didn't get much swag but since Beyond The Picket Fence was two spots down, I got to stock up on more of her beer soap! I also grabbed the latest issue of Chronogram and the premier issue of Upstater.
And last, I wanted to leave you with these cute flower arrangements the Etsy staff had for everyone. Every had a nice batch of flowers on their tables, so sweet! And the colors worked so well with my setup. :)
It was a fun time but I am not sure if I would do it again. Not because I didn't have a good day but I really enjoy the block party itself and I feel like I didn't get a chance to really do that this year. I didn't even get to check out the other Etsy sellers! I do hope they do this again next year as I think the market was very well curated and added so much more to an already fun event.
Now I don't have to worry about doing this again at least until November. :)