A long weekend vs buskersWednesday, October 03, 2012
Sunday was the final day of the Buskers festival. This photo gives a much better idea of the crowds than my one from last weekend. It was also a long weekend, with Monday being a public holiday. True to my theory that selling art at markets works during festivals and holidays and not on ordinary market days, I had a great day (and so did the traders on either side of me). Funnily enough, the streets of Bellingen, renowned as a bit of a tourist drawcard, were basically empty on the public holiday despite the shops being open. There was no one on a long weekend getaway around. So I think it's safe to say the Buskers festival and not the public holiday was the magic ingredient.