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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-11-2012, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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would like to host a sportsman event

Ok guys maybe you can help me . I would like to put together a sportsman event together in our area . I need ideas on how to do it and how to get the vendors to come and were to post it . The place I work at we have a nice big hall . We do wedding there and can hold up tp 350 people as far as weddings go . I did a vendor craft fair there in dec . I had 36 tables set up . had a very nice turn out . Really could use some ideas . if you guys can help . Thank you .
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Re: would like to host a sportsman event

1. Don't expect a blockbuster event the first or second time out. Build the event.

2. Visit other events and shows. pay attention to how they layout the area and comply with fire and other regulations.

3. Have clear rules for vendors. PUT IT IN A CONTRACT for even the most casual vendor.

4. Start promoting the event I year out for the first event.

5. Determine the core audience and cater the event and vendors to them. You will get everything else showing up to fill the voids.

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Re: would like to host a sportsman event

Thanks bluetick . The building that we have is 55 x 72 . Do you think that would be big enough .
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Re: would like to host a sportsman event

Vicki...letting my brain child out of the bag here but what I would do is a his/her event. And no disrespect of stereotyping to the women that hunt more than like crafts (my wife likes both), but I always thought a combo craft show/ outdoor show would be a real winner, at least here in Warren County.

There is a big craft show here every September at the fairgrounds and i, like alot of husbands go along for the great food and to play pack mule (AKA watch how much she spends ) for our ladies, BUT there is a whole section of fairgrounds sitting vacant for this thing and I alwasy thought all these other guys in camo coats whose minds are also thinking hunting come Septemeber just like me would EAT UP a few rows of outdoor vendors if they were there, instead of looking at row after row of crafts...just a thought that may get the event off on an even more popular his/her type angle. Crafts over there, Outdoor over there, food in the middle.

one Tip...watch your expenses your first year, you tend to overspend because you want the thing to be perfect and talked abotu for years, but the attnedance will not be what you think it will in you head that first year.

To helop with expenses at start-up feel free to ad it here when it is going. GOOD LUCK!




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Re: would like to host a sportsman event

Thank you . I am realling thinking on doing something
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Well if HPA can help or be a part in any way hollar.




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Re: would like to host a sportsman event

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