We had another fun day at the Port Elgin Farmer’s Market yesterday despite wind gusts in excess of 80km/hour and a torrential downpour. I never knew how much of an impact weather can have on an outdoor event until this week.
The day started off cloudy and thunder showers were in the forecast as my hubby and I drove over to set up my booth. We both wondered when the bad weather would hit and we both hoped it would hold off until after the market.
The morning went by without much drama, at times the sun was even shining. Visitors to the market were predicting the storm would miss us and I was hoping they were right. Around 11 o’clock severe weather warnings started coming up on my phone. The wind started picking up and the walls of my tent began billowing in and out. Around noon the sky started getting darker and darker. The storm hit around 1:30 and it came in fast and furious. Heavy rain and high winds took some vendor’s tents down and blew their wares about. Our tent fared well in the storm because my loving husband came to save the day. He hung onto the tent and I furiously packed the yarn, cards, bento bags and stitch markers into totes.
The rain and wind didn’t last long, just long enough to put a soggy end to our market day. Despite the poor weather, the community of vendors pulled together and offered to help one another pack up. I’m looking forward to getting to know the kind people that I sell alongside with this summer.
The long range forecast is calling for warm weather and sunny skies for next Wednesday. Here’s hoping that the forecast doesn’t change!