How does one gauge success of an event? Is it the number of people who walk through your venue during an event? Is it the number of Sales you might be lucky enough to make? Or maybe it's the number of visitors who you hear say "WOW!" as they look over your wares.
It is all of these and more! It's the person who stands beside you and tells you they are SO Happy that they came through your door. It's the lady who extends her hand as she's getting ready to leave and states that she hopes we have the event next year because they have had a wonderful time meeting so many talented artisans and artists. It's the people from out of the area who tell you that they never realized how beautiful this county is and that, even though they did get a little lost traveling the back roads, they loved every minute of it.
That's how you gauge success and in saying that, I think we had a very successful first year of the Artisan Trails in Washington County. Of course- if you care to differ with me you are more than welcome to provide your feedback because, well, we are all just a little prejudice......