I recently completed my busiest week of the year, 10 straight days of face painting for two back-to-back events: River City Days in Red Wing, Minnesota, and the Dakota County Fair in Farmington, Minnesota…with a National Night Out gig in the middle!
This was my 2nd year painting in Red Wing, and my 11th year at the county fair. I really enjoy painting at both events, and while it’s a lot of work, I enjoy being a tradition for families year after year, especially 11 years at the county fair! You can see a nice newspaper article done on my business last year, as well as more older fair articles on my press page.
The top photo is a shot of me painting in Red Wing. I paint there on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the first weekend in August. Then, on Sunday morning, before I have to start painting in Red Wing, my husband and I head out to Farmington to set up my booth for the county fair, which starts the following day. (bottom photo is my booth)
I get many ideas every year to improve my booth for the following year, and have already started implementing improvements for 2009! As a display designer, I tend to pick apart my booth quite a bit!