October 04, 2008

Crickhollow Studios first ever public event

completed booth, ready to go.. at 8:45 am..
it opened at 10:am.. we were patient
walking sticks, clubs, Ouija boards, thinkin' logs - my section
more of my section..
part of julie's display..
doll carriers.. neat idea..thanks boo!
santa ornaments & horn headbands...
horn headbands..
we had two tents, ours & sha sha the clown!
sha sha did face painting, and balloon art, she was great!
our booth, ready to go..
james attacking with his balloon sword..
patrick & sha sha
bounce castle across the way.
giant inflatable slide next to the bounce castle..
sha sha at work
she kept bringing them in, she's wonderful, if you need a clown for birthdays or an event... give her a call at 404-275-6227.. she'll kick your ass she's so good..
this guy just kept on talking... i felt bad for julie.. he went on & on..
& on & on & on...
the kids lined up for sha sha.. they loved her!
rob cole, one of the organizers.. the bbq cookoff benefits the newnan community chest, which helps out people in need, this event has raised thousands for the fund, good work guys!
everyone had a great time..
james was worn out, when you get a four year old up at 6:30 am, expect payback!
he almost fell asleep a few times... note *almost*
there were over 70 bbq teams selling.. the smell was incredible
this booth drew me like a moth to a flame
this is why... i ate lunch here.. best ribs i've had in a while..
irish dancers at the music area...
he loved the horn headbands...
my "daughter" charlotte.. trust me, these were her own horns!
everybody wanted sha sha! even the firemen at the rodeo they put on...
all of the customers were nice, and had great things to say..
the kids loved julie's beaded leather bracelets..
he wanted a thinkin' log...
these two kids had a blast playing balloon sword fight, i got a kick out of watching them..

joe pedicino & bonnie blackstone, organizers of the cook off & owners of 92.5 fm, 'the bear'... they gave crickhollow a good plug live on the air! thanks guys!!
rebecca & bill... notice what she's eating...

yep, we had to go get one... i've said it before.. who can turn them down?
james loves them

The annual Newnan / Coweta "Up in Smoke" BBQ Cookoff turned four this year and it's already the largest bbq event in the southeast. Nearly three thousand people came through the gates today, and I believe I shook hands with each and every one of them. This was our first ever public event trying to sell our art work. An unbelievable amount of hours of work went into this for us, yet we managed to pull it off. We met a lot of nice people and made plenty of good connections, passed out lots of cards, had a great time, and and ate a ton of unbelievable food. I must say, I was surprised by the great spirit and attitudes of all the people I met, thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hello...

Sorry there weren't more pictures, but we were a little bit busy....

10 comments:

Jules said...

It was great but I sure am tired Big Daddy. Time to go to sleep....

Boo said...

I wish I could have been there with you guys! Looks like a resounding success on all fronts. Much love, all around.

HeartofGoldPlate said...

Looks like fun. James is getting so big! Makes me miss you all.

The Angry Georgian said...

Looks like fun! I wish I could have made it down there to set up with you guys. Maybe next year. There's one up here in Auburn soon that I might try to do.

Jules said...

We miss you too Heart of Gold Plate, Steve-o and Bean too. He is getting big. So is Patrick. Soon my little boys will be men and I will just have to share yours like you did mine.
xo

Patrick said...

It was fun, there were so many people I thought I was going to become claustrophobic....

Jules said...

Perry Perry - Rebecca said you are in big trouble! She isn't pleased with her photographic debut. PUnishment to follow later.

charlotte said...

Haha... I got the horns from my momma!!!

Junebug said...

Looks like you all had a fun day.
Now you know how to set up your displays and sell products.Although looking at them they would sell themselves.

Patrick said...

Where did your momma get the horns Charlotte?