A few years back, I did three outdoor art fairs. There was severe weather at each one. One of the storms quickly turned into a tornado warning and we were left in our little booth with the rain coming in sideways, holding the tent down so the whole thing wouldn't blow away. Another time my grid wall left two 20" scrapes in the hood of my car. I swore I would never do an outdoor art fair again.
Allow some time to pass...
Yesterday I did another outdoor art fair. Why, I cannot tell you. While most of the day was nothing more than extremely hot and sticky, the last couple of hours left us all drenched by two very strong downpours. I've got a lot of really wavy warped books now that will have to be added to my damaged stack (half price books, anyone?).
Luckily, today was sunny and dry and I laid everything out in my driveway. Everything except the books recovered.
On a more positive note, thank you so much to all the people who came by my booth and bought something to take home with them!