Weekend Recap: Pine Walk Fair vs. Nantucket Yoga

This past weekend we split up our Fair Harbor crew and headed to different beach towns: Fair Harbor and Nantucket. Here is a recap of the eventful weekend.

Fair Harbor: Caroline, Jon, Dee and Kevin

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It was a beautiful morning and we packed our car to make the 9:10a ferry from Bayshore to Fair Harbor. Grabbed some breakfast at Nicky’s Clam Bar for the trip and loaded the ferry for the annual Pine Walk Fair. This was our first trunk show we ever did, so it was definitely sentimental heading back for the fourth consecutive year. As we arrived, we setup our table by our usual spot on the left side of the dock and started selling as we hung up the swimwear.

The whole day was amazing; seeing returning customers come back year after year to purchase new gear and meeting new faces to share the Fair Harbor story with. People quickly changed into their new FH swimwear and we saw customers riding around on bikes in their new bikinis and boardshorts throughout the day. As the day progressed, we grabbed some lunch at Bob’s Pioneer Market and stopped by Corliss to say hi to Michele to check in on our display in the store. Contrary to popular belief, the Fair Harbor crew had many more sales than the Nantucket crew on Saturday. The day ended with a few sunburns and montauk beers for the ferry ride back. Overall, it was a great day spent on the island and we’re looking forward to next year’s!

Nantucket: Jake, Will, RJ, Turner and Chase

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Arriving bright and early on Saturday morning, yogis from all over flock to the Nantucket Yoga Festival every summer. Hosted at Bartlett’s Farm, a famous farm and farmers market on Nantucket (and the best pie maker in New England), the festival is a two day yoga and meditation extravaganza. Making our third appearance at this awesome venue, yet again the Fair Harbor team had a blast this weekend. Mingling with the yoga enthusiasts and vendors, we spread our brand’s message and made a lot of good contacts and friends.

Inside of the vendors’ tent, we were surrounded by tons of local startups and small businesses that were selling high quality jewelry, clothing, and yoga accessories. We were blown away by the products each table had for sale - one lady was selling “healing crystals”, and she claimed the crystals helped her get through the all the tough times in life. Another vendor was selling brass meditation bowls that all vibrate at different frequencies when “played” right (we spent a lot of time testing all of these out!) Two of the more adventurous interns got some amazing massages from a professional masseuse they had there.

Outside of our tent, there were three other tents set up for the many different yoga and meditation classes available throughout the two days. These classes were being taught by some of the best teachers across America, and all varied in size, focus, and difficulty. However, everyone was incredibly happy to be there, and we can’t wait to return next season!

Written by: Will Holding & Caroline Danehy

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