Well my first huge art festival was full of ups and downs...I literally worked for weeks before the show to have plenty of inventory! I was so excited! The big day finally arrived and my husband, mother and myself packed up my SUV full of artwork. Jason stayed behind with the kids( it was mother's day weekend, so I was a bit sad to not have that special day with them, but I was going to be with my own mother so it was all good!) My mother and I checked in at the W hotel and got upgraded to a luxury suite, so things were definetly starting off very well....I arrived the next morning at the festival on time, found the check in point, started to unload all of my artwork with the help of wonderful volunteers! Things were going very well! My tent looked very full and in my opinion really good! I do plan on changing my display up a bit in the future though( I ran out of time to make display walls and really think things through) After I was all set up and really looked at how the festival was set up, I realized the festival placed me off of the main road, off the beaten path...Boo! With about 10 other unlucky people....oh, well...nothing was done about it, and I did make sales even though we were off the well-traveled path....OK, Let's focus on the "good" again! I met some really fantastic artists and I am now following their amazing blogs, I even purchased some of their great art! I learned some invaluable lessons about festivals, how to do some things I'd like to do with my own art and just got really, really inspired!! I also met a shop owner in Atlanta that would like to carry my work!! When I really look at all the positives, the festival was a "HUGE" success!! What's been your experience with festivals?