For children as well as adults, the funfair is a moment of escape and reunion with family or friends. It consists in creating an amusement park in the city center to entertain people. As a lucrative activity, the organization of a fair has become a ritual for many companies. The fairground brings together professional fairground workers with their various stands of games, food, rides, and slot machines.
Because of the diversity of the equipment used and the number of people to be managed, its organization must meet certain criteria, including the size of the exhibition area, the respect for hygiene measures, the environment, the management of security, the animation, and the management of ephemeral restaurants. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn more about holding a funfair for your company.
Which location for a fair?
The fair must be held outdoors and in a spacious area. The ground must be flat, easy to drive, and accessible to heavy vehicles. A large parking lot should be available for fairgoers and visitors. Some rides are up to 52 meters high and turn in all directions. Therefore, they should not encounter overhead obstacles such as trees and power poles.
Also, the location should be away from hospitals so that patients are not affected by noise from the fair. You may still want to notify neighbors about the fair to avoid complaints and conflicts. As long as all these conditions are met, organizing the fair on the company premises is possible. Hosting a funfair implies having a suitable site for its installation. Considering the risks of noise pollution and the technical constraints imposed by certain attractions, this is not an obvious choice.
In recent years, the desire of some municipalities to move the fair from its “historical” location in the heart of the city to an esplanade on the outskirts has caused great tension with the fairground owners. The difficulty lies in reaching a compromise between the technical requirements of the attractions, the accessibility of the site (on foot and by public transport), and conflicts of use (proximity of homes and shops).
Installation of stands
The fairground organizers set up dismountable stands to attract visitors. The rides are essential because they are the symbol of the fair. We can mention, among others, the carousels, the octopuses, and the flying chairs. Traditional games and challenge games such as sack races and games of skill are also available. In addition, food stalls are set up to enhance the day’s entertainment. Cotton candy and popcorn machines are available to satisfy the kids’ cravings.
Publicity and animation during the party
To attract the maximum number of visitors, advertise in the press magazines since reading the press has become a good habit for the population. In addition, the festival must be constantly animated to motivate the spectators and announce the programs. For this purpose, there must be an animator for each stand and each ride.
He or she will signal the departure and arrival of the rides and prepare the people who are waiting impatiently for their turn. The animator’s job requires language skills to be understood by foreign visitors. To lighten his workload, he must be replaced because the fair can last 12 hours.
Safety at the fair
With large crowds, it is essential to take security measures to avoid theft and accidents. This will ensure that the public’s enjoyment is not spoiled. For this, the inspection of the equipment is necessary. In addition, the intervention of security guards is necessary to ensure order and protect visitors.
It is not always easy to keep a busy place clean. For the fair, regulations must be imposed to ensure hygiene. This applies to the exhibitor as well as to the visitors. The installation of garbage bins is essential.
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