The traffic was pretty amazing. My booth was at the halfway / turn-around point, but I kinda felt like the sheer number of vendors meant it was unlikely anyone could actually see ALL the booths. The market was only open for 5 hours, after all. Props to the organizers, because it really seemed to go very smoothly. I saw a lot of vendors I had met at the ASUNM and Bandelier Bazaar events. Every vendor I talked to seemed pretty happy with the volume of traffic and the volume of sales. The visitors seemed pretty excited about the variety of wares, and had that good energy that comes from having fun. The musical groups were all pretty good, which meant a lot to me, as I was very close to them, and the percussion group that played out the end of the day was amazing -- both for how long they played, and the variety and skill of their music.
Yes, I would do this event again. In fact, I was thinking I might like to get in there once a month during the regular season, to get my work out into the world a little more, and to meet more people. My booth was between Autumn Pearson's amazing flora made of recycled cans and cartons, and the non-profit Feeding The Working Hungry, which exists to make sure people who can barely make ends meet still can feed themselves properly. Lynn and Setta from FTWH and Autumn made excellent companions for the day, and I hope to see and maybe work with them again in the future. I also had the pleasure of some friends coming by, giving hugs, and generally being supportive. In once case, with a green chile cheese meatball sub, which is the kind of support I can live with!