Pictures of the Annual 32nd Tag Sale on the Green

The 32nd Annual Tag Sale on the Green happened this past Sunday, June 9, in Colchester, Connecticut. This event is organized by the Colchester Business Association. There was beautiful weather, which attracted huge crowds of people. It was a great day. There were more people there than some other similar events I have gone to. I heard it was a very popular event, but wasn’t sure what to expect. It was my first time at this event and my expectations were met. I was at this event not only as a customer, but as a vendor. My store, Books & Boos, had a tent there.

BB, the Books & Boos mascot hovering around the banner for the 32nd Annual Tag Sale on the Green

BB, the Books & Boos mascot hovering around the banner for the 32nd Annual Tag Sale on the Green

If you want to find out about BB’s adventures, you can go to Books & Boos Facebook page and see the photo album titled “BB’s Adventures.”

This event also had fried dough, corndogs, sundaes, and even Subway was there selling six and 12-inch sandwiches. I wish this type of variety was at other craft fairs.2013-06-09 10.30.26

The crowds at the 32nd Tag Sale.

The crowds at the 32nd Tag Sale.

The Books & Boos and Re-use of Misdirected Flatware tent.

The Books & Boos and Re-use of Misdirected Flatware tent.

You can see the different items that John Gilchrist creates on his Facebook page here. He sells some of his items at Books & Boos too.

Author Rob Watts was at the Books & Boos tent on Sunday.

Author Rob Watts was at the Books & Boos tent on Sunday.

You can find out more about Rob Watts at his website.

Christine Volpe arranging pieces of work at the Glow in the Dark Glass tent.

Christine Volpe arranging pieces of work at the Glow in the Dark Glass tent.

Glow in the Dark Glass items.

Glow in the Dark Glass items.

Check out the Glow in the Dark Glass website for a lot of interesting items.

The J.R. Watkins Apothecary tent.

The J.R. Watkins Apothecary tent.

Larry Janesky's Connecticut Basement Systems was at the tag sale.

Larry Janesky’s Connecticut Basement Systems was at the tag sale.

Teh Rustik Attik.

The Rustik Attik.

Click here to see some of the items available from The Rustik Attik.

The Perfect Curb.

The Perfect Curb.

Redco Industries.

Redco Industries.

The products created by Redco Industries.

The products created by Redco Industries.

More Redco products.

More Redco products.

Check out Redco Industries’ website here.

The Traveling Vineyard.

The Traveling Vineyard.

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Another picture of The Traveling Vineyard tent.

The Traveling Vineyard will come to your house with a number of different wines along with glasses for a wine tasting. To find out more information, click here for the businesses website.

Craft Fairs, Vendors, and Grand Openings, Oh My!

Craft Fairs, Vendors, and Grand Openings, Oh My!

By Jason Harris

I started Saturday morning going to the Sleigh Bells Arts and Crafts Fair at Bacon Academy in Colchester, Connecticut. If Stacey and I weren’t operating a business, Books and Boos, the New England Horror Writers would have had a table or two at this craft fair.

You can read the Reminders article about this craft fair here.

The craft fair was bigger and had more vendors than the Tantasqua’s Holiday Craft Fair last Saturday. The school had vendors in the hallways, cafeteria, and even into the library. There were some interesting vendors who I talked to about bringing their wares into Books and Boos.

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Re-use of Misdirected Flatware owned by John M. Gilchrist (www.esty.com/shop/gilsgarden). Photo by Jason Harris.

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Mice made from forks by John M. Gilchrist. Photo by Jason Harris.

There were also a woman, Tracy Fowler, who worked with leather. She made items like wallets, belts, and knife sheaths. Her business, WarEagle Leather Works, located in Windsor, Connecticut.

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Belt buckles made by Tracy Fowler. Photo by Jason Harris.

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Photo by Jason Harris.

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Hair accessories created by Tracy Fowler. Photo by Jason Harris.

The reason I went to the holiday craft fair was to help out the Bacon Academy’s students by purchasing two boxes of their homemade cookies for the grand opening celebration at Books and Boos. The celebration included a reading and signing of Bad Apple by Kristi Petersen Schoonover and the giving away of a new copy of The Priest of Blood by Douglas Clegg with the purchase of $5 or more.

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Author Kristi Petersen Schoonover reading from Bad Apple. Photo by Jason Harris.

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Photo by Jason Harris.

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Members of the New England Horror Writers: Jason Harris, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, and Stacey (Longo) Harris. Photo by Nathan Schoonover.