Sunriver Art Faire
Held in the resort town of Sunriver near Bend Oregon. Saw a lot of advertising on facebook and around town. Don’t know about other advertising as we are out of state. We did this show in combination with a vacation to see family in Washington. About 70 artists at the show located in a shopping center area with restaurants, tourist shops and bike shops. Friday, Saturday and Sunday show .
Weather was beautiful on Friday though hot for this area. Crowd was light, but our sales were ok for a Friday. Saturday was hot… everyone was down at the river and not here. No crowd at any point.. just a few people wandering in and out. Sales were dismal for a Saturday. Today the weather is supposed to be a lot cooler. People are already here thought it’s early, so we will see what the day brings.
The sales (Some artists had great sales, some okay and some not at all) weren’t as good as we hoped for, but still good considering the crowd. It was down from previous years. I think weather was a big factor. We’d be willing to do the show again if we get juried it.
The staff and volunteers all absolutely wonderful Booth sitters are plentiful and there through out the day. They provided small breakfasts and wonderful lunches (one per tent) for the entire 3 days. The last day is was catered by the local Italian restaurant… delicious.
It was an easy set up and a wonderfully controlled tear down.. they make sure not to let people in before they are broken down so no one gets stuck. Most of the time every one is out of there by 6. Really enjoyed working with the people. Beautiful area.
Sunriver Oregon Thousand Trails Bend-Sunriver RV Park
We arrive Sunriver, a resort town in the high desert in Oregon. Reservations had been made for the dates for the show about 3 months ago. We added two days in the front of the reservation about a week prior because we were arriving early. We arrived to the RV park. They would only let us check in for the two day stay because they won’t combine reservations. They do not reserve a specific spot for you. You have to drive around and find a spot. The campground is really full and it was really frustrating to try and figure out where to we would fit.
They don’t have sewer hook ups either. Most of the spots available were too small for our RV. But we finally found one on the back part of the campground. The fact they don’t reserve a specific spot would have been enough to make me not stay here again. We did find a new spot closer to the front and bigger the next day.
The kids left on the second day to go to their Aunt’s in Washington, so it’s just Scot, me and the cats while we do the Sunriver Art Festival.
We have been taking the grey water in the sewer caddy every other day to the dump. There is only 2 dumps and every time we have been there they are over flowing. No one seems to care that there was a problem. Trash was also over flowing at some areas.
This is our first experience with a campground in the thousand trails, but we are not impressed and can’t understand why you would buy into it if this is an example of the type of facility. The miniature golf area was in bad condition with carpeting being torn etc. Pools looked fine though. They did have a large community area where you could hold an event.
Sunriver is a pretty place. I would like to have more time to explore more.