Maple Valley Days 2017

Melissa Robinson

I did it!  I did my very first vendor event, and I chose a whopper of a show - Maple Valley Days.  Our little city essentially shuts down, has a parade and a carnival and goes for broke! There's an estimated 10,000 - 15,000 attendees every year.  It is so much fun to attend as a patron, but it was also fun to do as a vendor! 

I collected many odds and ends for my display over the last few months, I really wasn't sure how it was going to all going to look, but I have to say - I was super happy with the way it came together!  My wonderful friend and fellow local business owner supplied the stunning flowers for my booth.  Flowers by Robin does beautiful arrangements - be sure to check her out for your flowers!!

I met so many great people and learned a lot about what people are interested in.  Turns out bath bombs are a big deal!  I made some Bath Fizzees and debuted them here at MVD and they were wildly successful.  The bubble bath and combo cupcakes were also a hit.  I even got a phone call the following week complimenting me on the bath bombs looking for more! She mentioned how great her skin felt and how wonderful the smell was.  What a great testimony! 

Some of my best selling soaps were the usual suspects, Oatmeal Milk and Honey, Clean Shaven and the new kid on the block, Pink Grapefruit Bellini.  I also got a request for some custom Donut Soap as well as a nut-free alternative soap.  (stay tuned for soap using avocado oil instead of almond oil for the nut-free users!)

This event was really a lot of fun.  I gained some valuable insight and a greater appreciation for the folks manning their booths.  It was exhausting!  :) 

Maple Valley Days 2017 is in the bag!  I can't wait for next year.


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