A show I was signed up for this weekend was just canceled, 4:30 in the afternoon on Thursday before the two day Saturday & Sunday show. At 2:30 the director sent out a query to see who was available the next weekend if they moved it. I was actually driving to their offices (2 hour drive round trip, because I was told by the director that I had to pick it up because it had the parking pass. The parking pass was paper and obviously could have been emailed). I responded to the email query no because I'm booked the next two weekends. I was driving so couldn't say anything else.
At 4:30 when I got back from this wasted 2 hour drive I get an email:
A decision has been made to postpone the event and move it to the following weekend, December 10 and 11, same times. I know many of you stated that you are unable to attend the event if it was postponed, it was also decided to cancel the xxxxx xxxxx Fair due to a lot of vendors being unavailable. We will make refunds to each of you.
They have been doing this park fair for 30 years so it's not a case of being new and working out the kinks. It was also supposedly juried. Is this as bazaar as I think it is. I started to respond and after writing a half a page stopped myself because I am new to this community and don't want to start making enemies right off the bat.
Because I just moved my studio and had to restart my inventory from scratch I was unable to do shows until starting this weekend so I booked 3 straight show which will constitute my entire Christmas income. To say its an inconvenience is a huge understatement.
I know life is short and since I very much doubt I can now book this weekend tomorrow I will just tuck my head down and try to make the next two shows even better. Besides they obviously didn't spend a dime on advertising.
Boy I so wish I could tell them what I really think. It would be a bad business move but would sure make me feel better