Planning a Fall Event? Here are Tips for Wowing your Crowd - FASTSIGNS
As the days get a little shorter and kids prepare to go back to school it’s time to start post-Labor Day planning. Event planning always takes a lot of promotion and preparation at any time of the year, but fall events sometimes need a little extra push to snap people out of their summer relaxation. Whether it’s a farmers market, community fair or school open house there are lots of ways to promote a fall event inside and out.
One of the best ways to raise awareness of an event is with visual communications. Banners, flags, fliers and yard signs can all alert the community that there is a not-to-be-missed event taking place. A great way to promote community events is with colorful pole banners on busy public streets. These can create thousands of impressions a day for your event. Have an outdoor event announcement banner created to hang at the site of the market, fair or school to announce the event. If it is an annual event, have the banner created so just the dates have to be updated each year.
Decorations for fall events can be both easy and fun. Schools can create open house decorations that brighten up the campus for months to come. Vinyl decals of fall leaves are fun for classroom windows, or even on the ceiling and floors. Banners welcoming new students can make nervous grade schoolers feel more at home. Booth owners at farmers markets can easily decorate with bunches of leaves and colored corn bundles, but they should also consider having a custom banner made to promote the family farm or small business. This can help make the booth look professional and well-established.
Don’t forget to provide your guests with wayfinding signage. A school open house benefits greatly from having signs identifying classrooms and which hallways are for which grades. A community event such as a block party or street fair needs to provide information to attendees regarding where the restrooms, concessions and exits are located. Speaking of exits, also do not forget to create and post any signs necessary to promote safety. Notices regarding wet pavement, cross traffic and children at play help keep all attendees and community members safe.
Good luck planning your event and have a great rest of the summer!