So this past weekend I did the Arts and Winefest in Washington, MO. I have to say it had its ups in downs. By ups, I mean my tent wanted to blow up into the air and by downs I mean I had to hold my tent down so it (and all of my paintings) wouldn't blow away. I have never been so scared that my tent might not make it. It is a great tent and I weigh it down heavily, but the gusts of wind were unbelievable. Throughout the day on Sunday there would be a gust and then you would hear crashes. The crashes were the horrible sounds of other peoples art work and tents being blown over. Besides that little obstacle, the fair was OK. Sales were small, but the atmosphere was very good. The people of Washtington are very nice and the whole town just feels comfortable. At the end of the photo you can see the river. It is very high right now. I imagine being so close to the water might cause the huge gusts of wind.
The good news is I won an award. I received an Honorable Mention and $50. You can't beat that with a stick!