I had arrived at the Silver Leaf Ren Fair thoroughly prepared. You dont do the circuit for 15 years without perfecting the art of prep and packing. I came to SELL. I brought my A game.
What I did not bring were the corner pieces for my sales tent. I realized this the second I finished the 3 and 1/2 hour drive from Ohio. I had stock, mannequins, racks,tables,camping gear,mirrors, stools, cooler and snacks. But I had no way to put up my tent.
Luckily this isn't the first time I've been smited by the gods. The back up plan swings into effect. Its off to WalMart where I bought the last $100 sunshade they had. Once it was up things went pretty smooth until I turned in for bed and realized I had forgotten a blanket.
The decent crowds made up for these small setbacks. Several friends came by and helped me out which put me in much better spirits all around. The show has potential and they have a very enthusiastic staff. If you live in Michigan or Ohio you might consider coming for a visit.