Well, we have discovered something very important this year, and not just at this Ladysmith Days market, we also discovered it at the Duncan Days (another town near where I live), and the local Nanaimo Canada Day celebration - and that is that it is not profitable at all to do a market/fair/show that is put on in conjunction with a "family" event.
We found that at all 3 events we were just another form of entertainment, and no one had any intention of parting with their hard earned money, unless of course you were selling either food or drink. At all three events it wasn't just us, as I asked around to a variety of vendors, and the response was the same all over.
We made a few sales, but nowhere the amount of sales that we normally make at a market - so, lesson learnt!
Anyway I took a few photos of the parade - remember this is a very small town.
I didn't get photos of all the entries, and I missed the first part of the parade, where all the fire engines etc were coming through with their sirens going, because I had my fingers in my ears it was just soooo loud.
|Our booth - we changed things around this time, after Judy had 3 of her|
bracelets stolen at the last market.
|The local Legion marching band - yes there were more of them.|
|A flower shop entry.|
|Island Farms dairy entry.|
|The float for Island Farms.|
|Ladysmith Credit Union entry.|
|Part of The British Car Club entry|
|An MG Midget - I always wanted on of these!|
|The A&W float/truck, and this guy had a fantastic voice - and I think|
he was actually doing the singing, not pretending to sing to a recording.