Monday, April 3, 2017

A Weekend in Brandon

This past weekend my family and I had the pleasure of spending the weekend in Brandon, Mississippi.  We applied and were accepted to Vintage Market Days, the first of the VMD events in Mississippi.  This is a craft and vintage show is part of a franchise that holds craft shows in different towns and cities across the country.

We arrived on Thursday afternoon for set up and were shown where our booth was located.  The venue is used for equestrian and cattle related events.  I am not sure what is normally held there but there was absolutely no animal odor!  😃  The venue was neat and clean and already had some booths set up by other sellers who arrived that morning.  It was very cutely decorated all the way from the front entry all the way back.

My husband, our daughter and I got right to work by pulling our Suburban right to our spot.  We took a little over 2 hours to set up our booth which is about normal for us.  Afterwards we checked into our hotel which was only about 1.5 miles from the venue.  We had a nice dinner and rested up for the show to begin on Friday.

We spent Friday through Sunday meeting some very sweet customers who loved the show.  They all had good things to say about their experience at VMD.  Customers liked the venue as well as the booths and merchandise offered.  Our customers were also excited to hear that VMD would be returning in the fall.

In our part of the venue we had live entertainment.  We started off with a young lady who sang as she accompanied herself on guitar.  She had a fellow musician join her on keyboard.  Later that day a young man sang and played the guitar.  Both these musicians sang and played on both Friday and Saturday.  On Sunday, another young woman played guitar and sang.  All of them were very different but all the music was a good addition to the show.  All the music was family friendly and very much the kind you enjoy singing along to.

In our area of the venue we were with the food trucks.  Once they got cranked up, it made it difficult not to get hungry! {smile} There were a variety of food trucks each offering different food.

If you are looking for a girls’ weekend shopping trip or a family getaway this arts/crafts/vintage show is just the thing.  Tickets are good for re-entry so you don’t spend a fortune if you decide to go back the next day.

The next Vintage Market Days in Brandon, MS, is November 10-12, 2017.  You can check out the website for Vintage Market Days by clicking here.

Here's to hoping you have a great week.  My next post will be on Monday, April 1o.  A sneak peak at my topic is report on Market At the Mill in New Roads, LA.  You want to check that out by clicking here.

Painting and packing for the next stop,
Cindy Welch

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