Friday, April 25, 2014

A Three Speckled Hens Show: Behind the Scenes

Happy Friday to all of our lovely Hen groupies!! Can you believe that in just ONE week, we will be at the Paso Robles Event Center for the May show on 5/3-5/4? The past six months have just flown by since our last event in October. We can’t wait to see everyone, including our favorite dealers and those of you who return to the show year after year. 

Many of you know what the show is like – chock-full of amazing treasures, of course! But we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite highlights and some of the “behind the scenes” moments from last years’ show season. How does a Three Speckled Hens show all come together?

On Saturday, the first show day, we wake up bright and early to get to the event center at 7:00 a.m. The line for the Early Bird ticket holders starts to form up soon thereafter and we get to chat with everyone in line. At 8:00 a.m. sharp, the floodgates open and everyone takes off!! 

During the show, you can find us all over the place: at the entrance, working the Hen House Mercantile where we sell all of our Hen goodies, or this year, maybe manning the new wine, beer, and mimosa station!! Silly Hens. Only one or two mimosas for us though, because we have to stay on our toes all the way up until the show day ends at 4:00. 

You may not know that when the gates close on Saturday, we continue to kick off the weekend with a Mexican Fiesta themed dinner that we host for our dealers. That’s right – out come the tortillas, rice, and margaritas and we have a big Saturday night party!! And yes, if you must know, those are gallon size containers of margarita mix in our truck picture above. This is always so much fun and gets the weekend off on the right foot for everyone who travels from near and far to participate in the show. The vendors get to re-stage their booths for Sunday while we prepare dinner, then we all get to relax for a bit before falling into bed that night. We are already getting our Mexican groove on just thinking about it!

On Sunday morning, we get to sleep in for an extra hour or so, then repeat starting at 10:00 a.m. These are hands down our craziest weekends of the year, but we LOVE what we do and wouldn’t have it any other way! 

See you at the show!! If you would like to buy tickets in advance, you can do so HERE.

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