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Get Your Ducks in a Row After the Fair Dust Settles

January 23, 2024

The thrills and excitement of the county fair have come and gone, leaving you with a weird combination of happy exhaustion and event hangover. As tempting as it is to put your feet up after months of hardcore planning, there's one last crucial task - gathering your notes and records before memories fade faster than a livestock ribbon in the sun.

Trust us, sitting down while details are still fresh will save future-you massive headaches and "wait, did we order 250 or 500 rosettes last year?" moments. 

So grab your scribbles, wake up your inner data nerd, and channel that type-A personality one more time. Here are some ways to wrangle all the nitty gritty:

  • Go old-school with a pen and notebook - Perfect for scribbling vendor orders, contest winners, and supply lists on the fly!
  • Organize your life with spreadsheets - Excel helps whip unruly numbers into pristine columns and rows.
  • Unleash your inner photographer - Snap pics of award displays, contest entries, parking layouts, etc. for handy visual records.
  • Get app happy - Trello and Evernote makes event planning and tracking a breeze.
  • Upgrade to inventory software - QuickBooks and other robust programs provide detailed supply data.

Whatever your tracking style - scrawls, charts, photos, or apps - taking time now means smoother ordering and less scramble as next year's fair approaches. Consider it your reward for hosting an udderly amazing event! The party may be over, but accurate records today means more fun ahead. 

As the dust settles on your epic fair or event, take a breather knowing you rocked it! But don’t let the cleanup crew sweep away those valuable records just yet. Taking a few minutes while the details are fresh will empower you to restock supplies and reignite the fun for next year's festivities.

When you're ready to recap and start planning for the future, your pals at Fair Publishing are here to help! Give us a call or visit our website to connect. We can't wait to hear all about your event highlights and start creating more custom ribbons, rosettes, and awards for your next event’s success. Let's keep the fair magic alive!

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