In 2019, Katie sold at 40 different festivals, craft shows, and home and garden expos all over the Midwest, even hiring a second crew to increase exposure and sales. While doing three to four shows a month, Katie began wholesaling to 30 shops in Michigan and two in Ohio as another stream of revenue, earning $234k in sales that year.
Continuing the trajectory Out Of The Barn was on, Katie was gearing up for a busy 2020. The business started getting invites to expos in Minnesota, Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Florida and more wholesale orders, and then COVID hit. Like many small business owners, Katie utilized website and social media sales. In July of 2020, Katie popped up a tent in her front yard in Allendale along 48th Avenue by a busy intersection and sold $2k in a day. Realizing this could be a valuable innovation, Katie recruited some other makers to also pop up a tent in her yard to attract more people to stop and shop once a month.
Where: Out of the Barn - 9637 48th Avenue Allendale, MI 49401 NW Corner of 48th & Fillmore
Parking is available across the street at the church! Pastor Marin at St John Lutheran Church will also be sharing their space again for MORE vendors!
When: May 28-31, 2021
Friday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Follow Them for updates, new vendors, and more pop-up dates to come!
Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/776489479615056
Out Of The Barn - https://www.facebook.com/outofthebarnstudio
Kent County Real Estate - https://www.facebook.com/KentCountyRealEstateLLC
The Art of Life Guided Painting - https://www.facebook.com/theartoflifeguidedpainting
MamboSi Radio - https://www.facebook.com/MamboSiRadio