Fairs vs. Festivals
Friday, April 04, 2014
If Fairs are larger
Why go to Festivals?
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Fairs are multi-day Events and usually require
booths to be manned
all day, every day. (If your fair does not require having
people in the
booth all day each day, then read the rest with a
grain of salt.) This is a huge burden on even a medium size
Festivals are usually just on Saturdays or Friday
night and all day Saturday or Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Scheduling here is feasible, even if the Event is out of town.
Most Festivals do not insist on the
occupied all the time. They may say yes, when asked, but in
reality, many do not enforce this rule. An out of town
Festival may be worked only on Saturday. A Festival may enable
your ministry to use a lot less
workers than a Fair, if
availability is a problem.
* Fairs are usually more expensive than Festivals.
* They are more apt to require insurance.
* Fairs usually charge for admission and parking..
* Fairs usually all occur at the same time. Festivals may
occur all during the year.
We like to recommend that churches work their local Fair and
Festival and then work Festivals in the surrounding areas to
help train their members in soul winning and keep them soul
conscious year round. Scheduling an event every other month or
once per quarter is not burdensome.
Some of the churches with whom we work, help sister
churches in their surrounding area to get started. This help
relieve the scheduling of workers. But again, when starting
out, stay with the Festivals, they are usually shorter.
G. Steven Andres
Copyright - 1996 to 2010