That's right.. I got into Renegade! It will be held this year June 6th and 7th at McCarren Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and I am super excited (although let's cross our fingers for no rain!).
Last year, Renegade was actually the first fair I ever did. While it was a great experience, there was also a torrential downpour among other bouts of rain, and I mean torrential. Our tent ended up coming down on us and pretty much all my labels(products) were ruined because they are wrapped with just paper/ink.
I learned a few things incase of rain..
-Carboard boxes are not a good idea. This year I'll bring some plastic containers for storage.
-Tent walls or even window plastic (the stuff you put over your windows in the winter) are a good idea. It would also be good to have the plastic to throw over your table.
-A more expensive tent is worth it. This year I bought an EZ up tent and I am hoping it works out well.
I have to figure out how I am going to set up my table this year, but it should be an improvement from last when I was using cookie cooling racks.
Here is a set of me last year at Renegade. This year I am sharing a tent with fellow friend and Greenpointer, Jen of Peppersprouts. We also shared at BUST- I love her coasters and shadow boxes and pretty much everything she does.
Well that is all- I am just really excited. I remember last year, even though I was completely drained from the sun, not eating, rain, standing, selling, etc, there was so much energy & enthusiasm from the vendors and people shopping around that infused into me. It's a good time all around!