Sebastian Harper

Hippie Fest

A couple of weeks ago I participated in an event in Charlotte called Hippie Fest. It was an all day event including vendors,?food trucks, drum circles, DIY tie-dye t-shirts, live music, plus more!

When I found out there would be 300 (!) vendors I got a bit stressed/frustrated. Since I make and dye each item individually I wasn’t worried about someone having the same thing as me but I was worried that there would be too many options for attendees.

We weren’t assigned specific spots (only lots, there was three lots for vendors. I was in Lot #1) so I wanted to get there as early as possible to set up. I left around 5:30am and got to the event location around 7:00.

Before the event we received an e-mail ?showing the layout of where everything would be located. I saw the food trucks would be set up close to our lot (well, were supposed to be) ?so I knew I didn’t want to be in the first row because food trucks are always popular; which causes long lines and sometimes those lines start to form right by your spot making it hard for shoppers to see/get to your merchandise. (The food trucks ended up not being a problem. They were located somewhere. Somewhere much further.)

I was really happy with the location I had. And getting there super early allowed me time?to play around with my booth set up.

So, with all of that said, this was my best event to date! All of my customers appreciated each items was OOAK (one of a kind).

I wasn’t able to take many photos so thanks to my friend, Gayle, who came to the event and sent some for me to share.

hippie fest photo frame

food truck
This food truck had vegetarian options for their BLTs. So good!

hippe fest diy art


More photos can be seen on Hippie Fest’s Facebook Page.

Knowing what to expect from this event, I will definitely participate next year!


Living in Columbia, South Carolina and using this blog as my space to share a little insight into my life in what I'm making on the sewing machine, knitting needles, crochet hooks, in the kitchen, and elsewhere.

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