All About Dance to host huge vendor fair
When All About Dance and Gymnastics coach Kirsten Hefner thought of doing a vendor fair to go along some workshops, she only expected about 20 vendors.
However, by the time Hefner was through getting reservations, she has 38 vendors planning to attend Sunday’s event at All About Dance and Gymnastics (2591 Mitchell Court) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
“I have to map it out a little and have assigned spots for the vendors, but I’m not worried bout fitting everyone in,” she said. “There will be about nine vendors outside and the rest inside.”
The All About Dance and Gymnastics and Krafts by_k present a Holiday Jamboree N July will have a variety of items for sale including Hefner’s products, which are Stackers (little bead bracelets) and hand-stamped dog tags.
“The vendors are pretty ecstatic,” she said. “They are happy we are organizing it and excited about getting the information out to the public. I wanted to use the studio to branch out a little more.”
AADG dance instructor Cambria Hix will hold free hip hop workshops throughout the day. Ages 8-under will have a workshop from 11-11:45 a.m. with ages 9-12 at 12-12:45 p.m. and ages 13-and-up from 1-1:45 p.m.
“The All About Dance parents are happy about getting free workshops from Cambria because they all like Cambria,” Hefner said. “She will be doing those workshops inside because of the air conditioning.”
There will also be live music from Domsolo and the Los Pachecos taco truck.
“We will have a vendor serving agua fresca. They pull in a pretty good crowd,” Hefner said.
In addition to Krafts by_k, Hefner has a variety of products for a variety of needs.
“We will have handmade bows, clay jewelry, which is a new fashion thing, tumblers/cups, cupcake and more,” she said. “There’s a wide variety of items to purchase.”
Hefner decided on a four-hour span on a Sunday because Sunday is more of a relaxing day and people cam come out to buy.
“Four hours is pretty good,” she said. “I’ve done vendor booths before and the organizers say Sundays are better than Saturday. Saturday are busy days and Sundays are relaxing days.”
For Hefner, a positive vendor fair is to have a good outcome for all of the vendors.
“I’m not the only one in Madera that do vendor fairs,” she said. “ This is my first one that I’m hosting. There’s a lot going on. A lot is promoted through social media.”