We signed up to be a vendor at their annual "Arts and Crafts Fair". Their BS rules for vendors said ""Publicity: Widespread, intensive, multimedia coverage, including press release. Expected audience of 1500+", but when we checked all the places on the web people look when they are seeking something to do on a weekend in south Florida, we could find nothing. A few days before the supposed Arts and Crafts Fair day, I emailed my concerns to Cauley Square, and they replied that there was a "misunderstanding", sending me a 5 or 6 places they had supposed advertised on, but even then I could find nothing, other than a poster placed on Cauley Square's own website that had no further information other than the time and day. Even their roadside sign, hung sloppily on a fence was bent and wrinkled, hardtop read and had the wrong times posted. The place is not readily visible from the road (US1) as it is set back from the highway, and behind a second lesser road, so unless you knew where the place was, most passing vehicles would have had no idea any daytime event was happening there. They also instructed vendors that the set up was to be complete well before the 10 am supposed start time, with no vehicles to be allowed on the grounds after 9:30am. That was blatantly untrue too as vehicles went through the area where vendors had erected their displays. We stopped ounting at 25 but it didn't matter as there was really no attendance. In fact, one end of their supposedly shut road was left open to anyone who wished to drive through. "1500" expected turnout? Laughable. We could have set up bowling pins at one end of their complex and rolled a bowling ball from the other end and not hit anyone other than the few vendors or raccoons the entire disgusting waste of time we were there. Worst of all, Cauley Square is located on a 20 acre wooded complex filled with raccoons and cats. (We saw many more raccoons than people there). While I have nothing against these cute creatures, their droppings were everywhere and instead of Cauley Square staff cleaning them up in the area where the vendors (all 9 who, like ourselves were duped by these people) were set up, or at least spraying them to cover the subtle odor, the immense amount of raccoon droppings were covered with horse flies that ate us alive until we retrieved insect spray with which we had to cover ourselves with and used a second can of insect spray to cover all the droppings within 30 feet of our display so the supposed 1500 guests their nonexistent advertising was supposed to attract wouldn't be eaten alive either. Bottom line: We had exactly 6 people stop at our display, (yes 6), and two of them I think were other vendors. No one even picked up a single thing from our display. The day cost us a lot of money, time and effort and it was worse than awful. This was supposed to be an art fair, but much of what the handful of vendors displayed was not hand made but low end import stuff, things that belonged at a flea market not an art fair (there was no jurying of vendors like real art fairs most often do)....but that did really didn't matter as no one was really selling anything. A little after 1pm we became the 5th. of the 9 vendors there to pack up and leave. I couldn't be more disgusted. Cauley Square is a lovely location, but in terrible disrepair, and its somewhat remote location, between south Miami and Homestead demanded that for any event there to be even moderately successful, required advertising and press releases, which were not done. Unfortunately we paid for our space in cash, so we are not able to cancel a credit card payment to this dump, as we heard other vendors said they were going to do. All and all it was a total waste of a day and we left as disgusted as we could be with the way this place is run. We wouldn't recommend anyone go to this place if it were the last place on earth, and I'm only sorry I couldn't give them a rating less than 1 on a 5 scale as they don't deserve even a one rating. Who would I recommend to visit this place?.... no one other than the health department.
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