Organising a Summer Fair: 4 Things You Will Need

13 November 2017
 Categories: Business, Blog


A summer fair is an ideal way of bringing the local community together so you can enjoy yourselves while raising money for a worthy cause. If you are organising a summer fair, it is important that you have all of the equipment you need to make the event a success. Below is a guide to some things you will need.

A stage

A summer fair will normally involve a competition of some kind. There will also normally be speeches given by local dignitaries and from the charity which will benefit from the proceeds which are raised by the event. This means you will need a stage. While it is possible to construct a stage using wooden panels and lengths of wood, it is always safer to call in a professional contractor.

A generator

If you plan to have entertainment such as a live band or DJ, they are likely to need electrical power for their instruments, stage lighting and other equipment. The easiest way of providing this is by hiring a generator. However, it is essential that the generator you hire has enough capacity to supply the amount of power which is required. If you are unsure about which size of generator is right for you, you should ask a contractor at a generator hire company like Total Generators for more information. The contractor will also be able to give you advice on the safe operation of the generator.

A marquee

A marquee will provide a place for people to shelter from the heat of the Australian sun or an unexpected rain shower. You should make sure that the marquee is well ventilated to prevent the temperature inside from getting too high. You should also opt for a white marquee which will help to reflect the heat of the sun.

A food supplier

At some point in the day, everyone attending the summer fair will need to eat and drink. You will need to establish who will be supplying the food. Sometimes, it is possible to use food donated from local businesses and restaurants in return for sponsorship and promotion at the fair. By finding a food supplier who will provide you with catering at no cost, you can sell the food and donate all of the money raised to the cause you are supporting.

So, what are you waiting for? Start organising your summer fair today and support a local charity or good cause.