Re: hosting event
If you search the archives of this site you will find much discussion about what engine people like in a show. Recently in South Salem, OH they had a 1st annual one day show in April which is early in these parts. Most of the town had either garage sales or food avaliable, so if you wanted you could walk the streets of town and rummage. The body of the show was held in an elementary school yard so we had restrooms available and the required water spickets to supply water to cool the engines. They also had a kereoke set up that surprisingly attracted all ages and was fun to watch. There was an auction of donated items starting with pies on up to more pricey items to raise funds for the club. It is the second 8-5pm one day shows I have attended this year, one featured the FFA selling food off the grill and was held in our TSC parking lot in Hillsboro. Both were fun and easy for the exhibitors and had little advertising. Seems the sight of old tractors and an oilfield engine or two really attracts the parents with young kids. A good show can be as simple as good restrooms, available food and water, and a little shade. For the most part exhibitors can take care of themselves and enjoy each others company and sharing the past with the spectators, especially the kids. My kids spent most of Saturday grinding and cracking corn and had a blast. Good luck.