It seemed to me that attendance was about the same as last year. But I am pretty sure the flea market sellers were down in numbers. I think the cause is a lot of little things that add up: being on grass instead of pavement--it's not too bad if the wx is dry but it sucks if it is water saturated, like being on a giant wet sponge. Another nuisance is the layout with there being essentially two flea markets, the race track and everywhere else, and you have to cross this sort of gulf, to get from one to the other. A lot of older guys don't like that. But the weather is everything and so many sellers have been burned for so many years now that they've given up. If they had a reserved area, for people who will be there regardless of wx (professional flea marketeers), and a secondary area for anyone who wants to just show up and sell (regular hams), that would help. I looked at Nick England's photos and feel like we went to different hamfests. Then I realized the first several photos were taken on Thursday during setup. I missed a lot of that because on Friday I started out walking around in the area to the west of the race track and worked my way over to the east. I think the good stuff was in the race track so next time I need to start out there.