Date:Sept 15-16 2018
Location: Downtown Bluemont, VA
More info: http://bluemontfair.org/
In terms of donations we did well, over $600. In terms of interest/members it was lukewarm. The barrel train is nice, but the layout we had set up didn't work well, plus most people seemed more interested in getting their kids a ride on the barrel train.
- Make sure to coordinate logistics ahead of time. Moving the train cars to and from the event requires a pickup truck and trailer, or several trips in just a truck.
- A tractor is needed to pull the train (as we know). We were able to borrow a tractor from a neighbor. Make sure to have extra fuel (gas or diesel depending on the tractor)
- We need to set a go/no-go deadline for getting volunteers to staff the event and be willing to cancel
Thanks to members who turned out to support our booth and the event:
The primary focus is showing the barrel train.
We will also have a table to display projects and promote Makersmiths.
Type (exhibit, class, sale)
|Makersmiths Brochures||Mike W||Hand-outs for attendees, probably our regular trifold brochure.|
|Folding table(s)||Mike W|
|2nd Canopy||For sheltering the line for the cow train in case of sun/rain|
|Sign up sheet||Mike W|
Sheet for interest, capture name, e-mail address. Also space for them to write in classes they are intersted based on projects in booth
|Class schedule||MikeW||List of upcoming classes and events (soap making, laser, quilt Sundays, craft night, woodshop night, open house)|
|Cards with directions to MS-L||Mike W||May be too costly, have to rely on the tri-fold as only handout.|
|PhotoBooth||Mike W||exhibit||Raspberry pi based camera that takes attendees' picture. They can type in their e-mail address and the picture will be sent to them. The e-mail will include information and links for Makersmiths.|
|Paper Flowers||Erin W||class||Paper flowers hung on a banner as a backdrop for the photo booth, also as props for people to hold in their picture.|
|Fabric baskets||Erin W||class|
|Cow train||Mike W||activity|
|Rope bowl||Jessee M||class|
|Garden Markers||Diane P, Tami S||Sales|
|Turned wooden rattle||Mike W||exhibit||Also a couple small bowls|
|Hand made soap||Diane P||class, sale?|
|3D Printed project||Mike W|
Small planter w/ feet
|Vinyl Project||<TBD>||Any good ideas? Some applique art or something else using the vinyl cutter?|
|Laser etch coasters||Mike W||class||Some of the coasters that Skip bought, etched with plant pics. Arrange something similar to the pumpkin carving where people can come get a set with their own artwork.|
|Sparkfun Simon game||Mike W||class||Demonstration of a learn to solder class. Plus something people can play with in the booth.|
The event chair will make an inventory of all items to be displayed in the booth. However, this is a busy event with multiple days and shifts of people working. We will do our best to make sure nothing disappears; be aware that there is some risk to putting your item in the booth.
Schedule and Volunteers
Volunteers can sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49ACA929AAF58-bluemont. We need at least two people per 2 hour block, people are welcome to volunteer for more than one block.