Martensville Shopping Extravaganza

IMG_2024Last Saturday was the second annual Martensville Shopping Extravaganza, a craft/trade fair. I missed out getting a table last year, but this year I was a little more organized and had a table to sell my books. It was great! I sold some books, I saw people I hadn’t seen for awhile (now that my kids are grown, I don’t run into people at the school or the rink like I used to), and I knitted 3/4 of a dishcloth!



Todd Devonshire

My table neighbour was Todd Devonshire, another Martensville author. He wrote Rink Burgers. I traded him a couple of my books for his son for his book and look forward to reading it.

Our tables were across from a table that was selling a certain line of product (which I will leave unnamed). They had three signs up behind their table with different taglines. The one that stood out for me was “One less french fry, One more multivitamin.” Really? That’s a selling point? All it made me do was crave french fries all day!

Will I go back next year? Probably. Like I said, it was nice to see old friends and acquaintances. Plus, knowing me, when else am I going to get that dishcloth finished? 🙂



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  1. I am trying a Martensville Art & Skill Market this year in March at the Northridge Center. I noticed you were at the Extravaganza in November. Interested in coming back? Here is the facebook ad I put out tonight:
    Martensville Art & Skill Market – An art and crafts show to be held Sat. March 29 is looking for vendors…Do you have a skill, create art, design your own items, bake or craft unique creations? Please contact me with your name, items, contact info for a table at this 1st time event. Tables will be $40 and we are hoping to get local residents in the show first. If you want to sell food in the concession please let me know. Sustainable, eco-friendly, green, upcycled products are welcome. Suggestions for vendors are welcome too.
    Please contact me soon if interested. Thanks, Lila

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