Street Fair vendors travel a long way to gain Fargo customersFargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Some street fair vendors traveled a long way from home to gain Fargo customers. Vendors from Ohio and Kansas-based businesses are among the tents set up along Broadway.
By: Becky Parker, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Some street fair vendors traveled a long way from home to gain Fargo customers. Vendors from Ohio and Kansas-based businesses are among the tents set up along Broadway.
A strong economy and community support are attracting vendors from miles away to the Fargo Street Fair.
Gary Stevens and Julian Black brought their women's accessory business "the Good Stuff" all the way from Kansas City.
Black: We enjoy it every year. We come to see the atmosphere, enjoy the people around here. It's a great fair. It's very well-set-up, very well-ran.
They say a friend recommended the Fargo street fair as a good place to do business.
"would you like some samples?"
Dennis Hart owns a company based in Burton, Ohio called "nectar of the Vine."
He met up with some employees from Omaha to hand out "wine slushie" samples to thirsty fairgoers.
Hart: the community backs it very well. We do a lot of fairs throughout the United States and this is one of the best ones that we do.
Both vendors say they have been coming to the Fargo street fair for a few years. Julian Black from "the Good Stuff" says good sales are part of what keeps them coming back.
Black: The last two years we've done it, we've done great it sales. Business is up a lot here, especially since last year, the economy is great here.
And they say this year's sales are even better than the last, giving them motivation to make the long journey again next year.
"Nectar of the Vine" also made an appearance at this year's Red River Valley Fair in West Fargo.