On March 25th, 2023 I vended at my first event of the year - Herdcon on Marshall University's Campus! The event was absolutely so amazing, and such a fun and wholesome way to start off my year of events! Herdcon is great for smaller artists or artists that have little to no experience with setting up at events before, as it is a smaller event and table fees are inexpensive. The event was free for folks to get into, which helped with the amazing foot traffic. They had a fabulous range of vendors, artists, music, panels, and food trucks.
I arrived to set up on Friday afternoon, which was easy. There was a small amount of parking in front of the building to use for unloading with plenty of paid parking lots around to move your car to when you were finished unloading. The next day parking was easy and free, as the city of Huntington has free parking on the weekends! Foot traffic and sales were constant throughout the day. Tear down and loading up my car was overall easy. The only downside is that there is only one elevator in the building, so a lot of vendors tearing down are trying to use the elevator all at once. However, other that this minor issue, it was a smooth experience. Overall, once again, I was super impressed with this event. Already counting down the days until next year as Herdcon is becoming one of my favorite events to set up at! Here are a couple photos of my little set up for the day. They provided plenty of space around my table for me to have an extra table. There was also plenty of space behind my booth so I was never cramped. I highly recommend this con to artists and creators!