By Megan Vick
We don’t often do festivals each year because of the time and labor involved with driving to a location, setting up/breaking down, and being there all day. Not to mention, there’s hardly ever any vegan food…. This year, we had 2 back-to-back Saturdays of events. On October 12, we participated in the Scuppernong River Festival in Columbia, NC. On October 19, we participated in the 2nd Annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival. We had a great time at both events!
Scuppernong River Festival
Growing up so close to Columbia, and since my husband is from this tiny town, I am quite familiar with RiverFest (as I call it). It’s a great street fair in honor of the fall farming harvest and there is also a morning parade which celebrates the local kids and their efforts in marching band, football, and other organizations. The Homecoming Court from Columbia High even gets to ride in the parade! We had a great time meeting other vendors and met some great new customers who are sure to be lifelong fans! We debuted our Orange Lemongrass and Patchouli Pine deodorants, as well as 4 new scents for candles and wax melts: Berries & Citrus, Lavender Lemon, Oakmoss, and Tulip. Despite the cloudy and cool weather, everything was a smashing success.
Outer Banks Seafood Festival
On October 19, we participated in the massive Outer Banks Seafood Festival. Unfortunately, because of the traffic pattern for guests, many people missed the vendor tents, but we had a great time regardless! The weather held out for us and didn’t rain during the festival, making it a lovely, cool day for everyone involved. The OBXSF featured several restaurants from up and down the beach offering tastes of their culinary masterpieces. We had a particularly lovely day because our good friend, Sara, from Kind Confections Vegan Bakery popped in and delivered a massive box (no joke- this sucker was huge) full of her handcrafted vegan desserts (more about that later…). It was a great day seeing some of our regular customers and getting to meet many more new customers!