Saturday was a little festival in my town. I sat under a canopy from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The weather was perfect.
The festival was less than perfect. At one point a friend spoke to one of the festival committee. I heard some story about the committee head being out of the country and trying to get the committee to take the ball and run with it. My friend told me that she kept trying to get the committee to put our organization's participation schedule on the festival website. They never did. We were not on the program.
The organizers did not publicize the thing. People were there to sell books and publicize their books. We sold a book to about half the people that stopped by our tent--that is about 8 books.
My organization had prepared to hold a reading to the absent masses. Instead we sat around and read our work to each other, then commented.
The bottom line? It was not live up to its potential, but I had fun.