Are you attending a fair or fete? (9 top tips)

You'll have numerous things you should consider when attending.

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The date

Make sure you don't double book with other more significant local events and also check for things like crucial football matches or Wimbledon finals day.

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Health and safety

It would be best if you risk assess all your activities, including those of those fair itself. Contact your local council for advice, or there are lots of free resource on the HSE website.

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Ensure you have appropriate insurance

Your Liability1st insurance policy covers you while attending fairs, fetes and for those activities, you have declared to us

Ensure the event organisers receive a copy of your public liability schedule. For those trades we do cover please complete our quote form. The Liability1st quote and buy system also provides cover for Stallholders just select stallholders from the occupation drop-down.

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Have a wet weather plan

It's Britain, which means even though the summer is coming, it may rain. Plan for this

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Think about food and drink

Don't forget you'll need some food and drink. Think about what this could be.

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Now for fun.

This may include anything from tombolas and raffles or demonstrations. All these activities will help you get the most out of the day.

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The point of a summer fete (aside from having plenty of fun, of course,) is to raise money for a good cause whether that be your local school or a worthwhile charity.

But you do need to have a fairly strict approach to the day's proceedings. Approach local businesses. Companies are often bombarded with requests for products or special offers that can be used for raffles and fetes.

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Make sure that any purchases are followed up with a leaflet with all your contact details added. These persons could be your next client!

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Make it feel busy

A busy fete always creates an air of excitement, think of various ways and means to give your stall a 'buzz' to generate footfall.

David Kirby Cert CII (Claims)
Commercial Insurance Manager

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