TRANQUILITY HILLS FARMS: The Festival was incredibly fantastic! A steady river of people all day and a steady flow of people, many of them buyers, at our booth. The extra help from all the volunteers throughout the day was deeply appreciated! You can be sure we will be participating in both Spring and Fall Festivals in 2015. We plan to join the Alachua Business Association in the Spring. Helen and Tom Hill,
UNKNOWN: Good Afternoon …and we thank you for your dedication and leadership over the last two festivals! Yesterday was a great and beautiful day. Each of you have your own special talent and contribution to the festival and it takes a Team to pull it together. Thank you to each one of you!
DIANA SUCCOR SASSER: Weather – great, location of booth – great, had a fun times!!! Helpful and friendly staff!! I put a reply on FB. We had a great time. You couldn’t have asked for better weather! Staff was so friendly and helpful. Sales were decent. All in all positive day. See you next time!!
UNKNOWN: Thanks so much for the wonderful festival. All of the vendors I spoke with did well, and look forward to the spring. The Lions Club burgers were terrific, and the convenience for restrooms adequate.
DRAGONSHOARD: I loved the spot, and would only change maybe adding a foot to spots along the center for easier access to customers (our setup allows for customers to walk around the outside, like a U.). Otherwise, perfect. I would love the same spot next time. Marianne Melendez
LION’S CLUB: Another great festival. The Alachua Lions Club has been proud to be a partner. This year having the cookie booth from HS was a big plus. Gib
WILDE INSIDE: Having a block captain is a luxury for restroom breaks, food runs, etc. Also, having coffee and clean restrooms in the Women’s Club speaks volumes about the community’s interest in the success of this event. Thank you for offering both to your vendors. Bravo to y’all! Lily Wilde with Wilde Inside (decorative items made with recycled pallets)
PATTI BREEDLOVE: loved that the music in front of the Women’s Club (by the Lions Club table where I was) started by 11 am or earlier this year. In the past it started much later. Don’t know if the crowd noticed it but I sure did!! You always do such a splendid job. Patti Breedlove
OUT OF CREATION JEWELRY: I had a great time. So many people! Let’s do it again in the Spring, yes? Dave Hall, Out of Creation Jewelry
ELEGANT WRIST CANDY: Yesterday was such an awesome day! All the volunteers were pleasant, helpful, and a joy to see. As in the Spring, we had awesome weather, and a great crowd of customers. I am proud to say I’m a participant in these events. Huge thank you to the Planning Committee! I wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you for allowing me to be a part. Looking forward to the Spring! Have a wonderful Holiday Season. Many blessings in the New Year to all. Annette Perez
DOMINO’S PIZZA: You did great, attendance was excellent, God gave us great weather and we had our best year. Thank you for allowing us to be part of this event. We proudly posted 80k box tops across 18 dominos locations. We are proud to help. Freddie Wehbe
ALACHUA BRANCH LIBRARY: Wow, we are so thrilled with the response we had at our Alachua Library booth. You all need to be commended for organizing such a huge event that at least from where we were ran so smoothly. There were so many families with children (and well behaved dogs) that our outreach was very effective. We literally ran out of all our supplies but that is wonderful. Thanks for a great festival. Can’t wait until spring.
LINDA BALDWIN: We have attended the festival on Main Street for several years and each year have found that the issue of the number of dogs have increased. This is becoming quite an issue as often folks are becoming in danger due to dogs that are uncontrollable as well as the large number of dogs. Being a dog owner it is difficult to suggest that dogs not be allowed. It is unfortunate that the city will lose a number of long time attendees due to this issue. We are also concerned as to the liability when someone falls and is injured. Thank you for your consideration.
HORIZON REALTY: What a fabulous day for a festival! As far as we are concerned, there wasn’t ANYTHING that didn’t work. It was a very good day & turnout for us. Thanks for all you do to make it GREAT! Dee Edwards, Realtor GRI, Horizon Realty of Alachua, Inc
PATRIOTIC PARACORD CREATIONS: All was well great organization and great festival :-):-) Carrie Iacovone
MC CALL SERVICE: Great festival. The staff was phenomenal. Will look into joining the ABL. Allen Rose, McCall Service, Inc.
S&B FUNNEL CAKES – We have done several of your festivals – both of which were in the spring. We LOVED the location we got for this festival – we did much better than when we are put down near the end (by Peggy Road). We would LOVE to do more festivals if we were able to secure that location! This was the best festival we have worked in Alachua…Thanks! Missy Baker (Please note that many people consider the beginning to be at the Peggy Road/Alachua Farm & Lumber area. It really depends on where you park J )
PINK PORCH LIFE: I find the Festivals renew my faith in the entrepreneurial spirit of Americans! From the many volunteers who work at their own businesses while growing the festival, to the hundreds of Vendors who come festival after festival having grown in professionalism and in the quality of their products and marketing, and to the City of Alachua administration and employees who go above and beyond to make these semi-annual events such a tremendous success. The Mission of the ABL is validated “business supporting business” each and every time. I could not ask for a better way to invest my time and energy. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE – your efforts are well worth it!
SFHS FFEA: I appreciated the maps and directions as soon as we pulled up. It was easy to find markings on the pavement and parking wasn’t too bad. I also appreciated the crew moving barricades so I could pull up closer for the loading/unloading. Everyone was very nice and helpful! -Kelly Crew, SFHS FFEA club advisor
NORTH FLORIDA STAINED GLASS: Hi there! Thanks for a GREAT festival! …..you did especially nicely with the weather! My only concern was that my fused glass jewelry was placed right next to the $5 jewelry booth. It would have been helpful to have a space or 2 between jewelry booths. The quality of merchandise at this year’s show seemed better in general and that is always nice to see. Thanks, Linn Check-Mathis (space #42)
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION GAINESVILLE CHAPTER. Our first time and we really enjoyed it. Learned some lessons. Larger than thought. We gave out 249 books and was out by 2:30. Next time we need maybe 4-500 books. Did not have a tent and where we were there was no shade. Next time bring a tent.