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5 Hacks For Your First Outdoor Vendor Event!

This past weekend was the first outdoor two-day festival that I attended as a vendor instead of a patron. I've done plenty of indoor festivals and one-day events, however, an outdoor event is a whole different rodeo! It was definitely a thrill and sales of plenty, however, there were some things that I wanted to share so that your first event has the least anomalies as possible!

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1.) Weigh that tent down with 200 lbs!
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