I am so excited to tell you that I am going to be a vendor at the Highlands Festival at Waterloo Village in Allamuchy, NJ on September 19th and 20th!!
I was first told about the festival when I met the coordinator at a volunteer dinner for the Habitat for Humanity luncheon. She had asked about my business and once I told her how eco I try to be, she thought I would be perfect for the festival. I was a little gun shy on craft shows since my last two weren’t great (1 – rained out no refund & 2 – I made nothing) so I told her I would think about it.
I went home and started my crazy research thing. Turns out this festival looks pretty awesome. It’s a two day gig with music all day both days, local food, local wine and beer (score!) and the whole idea is to spread awareness of the NJ watershed and how we can protect it.
I know, I know. You are already thinking off all the crazy tied dyed shirts and hippies that will be in attendance and you are rolling your eyes. The thing is, it’s not just crazy hippies who care about our drinking water so I am very sure there will be a lot of different people there. Lots of people who think local food and beer is a great idea while they rock out to some music. So get over the hippie aversion and come visit. Oh, but make sure you bring your reusable water bottle. Free water is available but they aren’t selling any in plastic bottles. (One of my favorite parts – putting their money where their mouth is.)
There will be a Craft and Free Trade Marketplace where I will have an awesome booth that everyone can visit and buy tons of stuff. I have been working on a ton of stuff to bring including lots of furniture, flour sack produce bags, reusable wine gift bags, wood signs, and a few new products I am trying out. Over the next couple of weeks I will have some sneak peaks of what I will be bringing.
At this point I am just trying to keep organized and get something done everyday. I am using the same strategy as with the Habitat Luncheon – a piece of paper with a hand drawn calendar and a to do list. Funny thing is I have tried a few different apps to have the same thing digitally but I haven’t found a way to make it work. One day.
There is so much to do there in addition to the festival. You can camp and hike, check out the historical Waterloo Village or attend a workshop. Check out the festival’s website for all the info! I look forward to seeing you!