Monday, March 14, 2011

Howdy!

Howdy Partners!  We spent today unpacking all of our items from the weekend at the Cowboy Festival and reflecting on the fantastic time we had!  It was so much fun we are already looking forward to next year.  Me met so many interesting and fun-loving people and enjoyed visiting with the other vendors, guests and entertainers that our voices were almost hoarse by the end of the three days.

We were so busy the whole time but Dave would kick me out and make me take a break now and then so I would use the time for a few photo opportunities.

These two are from the historic town of Barkerville which was a bustling town in the gold rush days.  If you click on the link you can read more about this great place.   Don't you love their costumes?  We first heard of Barkerville when a theater group from there came to our town for a musical production which was one of the best performances we ever attended. 

There was plenty of entertainment the whole weekend and the Kamloops Cowboy Festival is a major stopping point for the Cowboy Poet circuit for North America. 

There was also plenty of good music which included a country music Rising Star showcase competition at the trade show where we were set up.  

There were also workshops to attend for cowboy poetry writing and yodeling.  

This lady is one of the can-can dancers all in costume for the dinner theater each evening.


Here is a vendor with some of his handcrafted leather saddles and western wear and accessories.

There was also an incredible artist I met there that I will tell you about tomorrow. 

4 comments:

Dana said...

Looks like a lot of fun...Hope you guys did well...

averilpam said...

You clearly had a great time, hope it was successful for you :)

2 Good Claymates said...

Yes, the show was a great success for us. Since it was our first one we weren't sure what items would sell the most or how they would be accepted. We are already excited about next year and know more what we need to make more of for next time and to make now to fill in what we sold so we can list online.

Wax Beach Artist said...

Oh what fun! I wish I could have been there and I hope you sold lots of art! Thanks for sharing these pictures they put a smile on my face . Connie :)