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Is Your Club Or Organization Hosting A Spring Fair?

by Daniel Herrera

Are you on a planning committee in your club or organization that is planning a spring fair? Perhaps you are having a community Easter egg hunt, or maybe you are simply welcoming the new spring season. No matter the reason that your group is planning a spring fair, from arranging to rent a shaved ice machine to planning fun activities, here are some ideas that might help you.

Things You'll Want To Rent - Find out from the very beginning how much money is in the budget for your spring fair. Obviously, that will determine how many things you can rent. For example, if you have a great deal of money in the budget, you can probably rent several inflatable jumping games. If you don't have a lot of money for the event, think of renting things like a shaved ice machine. Who in the world doesn't love snow cones, right? The great thing about renting a shaved ice machine is that it will more than likely be a very affordable part of your event. In fact, you might want to rent more than one machine. From the beginning, set a schedule for different people to work at the shaved ice machine during the entire spring fair. 

If you do decide to rent a shaved ice machine, you'll more than likely also have the option of buying the different flavors to create the snow cones you'll be serving. And, of course, you'll want to have plenty of ice on hand. Consider having the ice delivered at different times. For example, if the spring fair will last an entire day, have ice delivered at the beginning of the fair and then again at noon. And, if the fair goes into the evening hours, have more ice delivered in the late afternoon. 

Activities For The Spring Fair - Besides things like rented shaved ice machines and rented pop corn machines, think of activities that won't cost a dime. For example, gather used pillow cases that can be used in three-legged races. People on your committee will more than likely have rope at home that can be used for a tug-of-war activity. Relay races are another fun consideration. For example, a tennis ball that has to be transported by keeping it secure under the chin will probably bring lots of laughs. 

Think of things to do for those who don't want to participate in strenuous activities. For example, you could show movies like State Fair or Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. You might even set up a quilt for people to work on. At the end of the event, the quilt could be given to a nursing home or to a charity organization.