On Saturday, The Bibbed Wonder, The Bean, and I traveled to Columbiana, Ohio. The Shaker Woods Festival is held in Columbiana three weekends in August. It’s a unique and massive show that requires each vendor to have a building to sell their wares. On Saturday, we purchased our building for the upcoming show this August. I could not be more excited.
The buildings at the festival site vary in size, construction, and materials. We had several structures to choose from, and of course, The Bibbed Wonder and I had different ideas for the building we needed. I, of course, was drawn to a cute little building that looked like something out of a storybook. The Bibbed Wonder was drawn to a more rustic-looking structure built from rough sawn lumber. After much deliberation, we decided upon Eric’s choice because of the set-up and the location. The location is ideal because we are front and center between four traffic paths. It’s also perfect because it is next to a milkshake/Italian ice vendor and across from a wine slushy vendor—win/win in my book. Eric laughs at my logic. I was undecided until I found out the neighboring booth sold milkshakes. What can I say? In August, I think we will be happy our neighbor sells cold milkshakes.
I have very definitive ideas of how I want our building to look. Eric and I are actually on the same page without any heated discussions or ultimatums. It is refreshing. I believe we have a common goal in mind, which makes us more agreeable. I hope our products are as well-received in Ohio as they are in Ligonier. We hope to encourage others to be aware of what they put on their bodies, use products made with care and sustainable ingredients, and support small farms that treat their animals with love, kindness, and respect.
I have a very good feeling about this venue. I have an even better feeling about our little structure in the woods. We are very excited about this opportunity, and I hope we make as many strong connections with people out there as we have in our home state. I also hope some of you are able to come out and enjoy the festival. It is like Ligonier Country Market on steroids.
As we progress with our little building, we will be sure to keep you updated on blog posts and social media. As always, dear reader, stay safe, be smart, think about a road trip in August, and keep washing your hands.