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#1 TravelinJavelin OFFLINE  

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Posted October 21, 2017 - 06:39 PM

Hello there every one me and another friend of mine are planning a event sometime i'm thinking in june ...were thinking of calling it the first annual Western Maine Lawn and Garden show and tell and vendors would be welcome too swap and sell and trade too the height of the day would be a ride around town parade style we do have a official pulling sled too up to 1500lbs so any suggestions would help?


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Posted October 21, 2017 - 08:27 PM

man  always live too far away for all the good shows  :(. I never have ran an event like that before but I think you should advertise and hopefully get someone there with good food  



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Posted October 21, 2017 - 08:32 PM

Take the area you think you need for show grounds and multiply that by five. That's what you need for parking.

Get ahold of someone to get an idea on what you need for insurance.
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Posted October 21, 2017 - 08:46 PM

Where abouts in Maine ?

Edited by pharmer, October 21, 2017 - 09:01 PM.


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Posted October 22, 2017 - 06:27 AM

What I think is the most important thing is checking with your State about taxes and registering  the club as NOT FOR PROFIT, Don’t need the tax man after you
Next things would be
Insurance,
Spot to have show with lots of parking
Washrooms
Food booths
Garbage
 
Now the hard part
Getting lots of help to set things up and for the parking, gates
You have mentioned there will be a show area, flea market and pulling sled and a couple parades
Will make a good show

Now if  you can get the right spot you could also get a demonstrations  area
Show the people what these machines are capable of doing
Have some plowing, disking and cultivating, front end loader, Johnny buckets, dozer blades etc. with pile of top soil or gravel,  saw attachments, sickle bars etc. demonstrating , always a plus to see these in action
Would make a awesome show in my opinion
Would be lots of work and need lots of help  to pull off

You will need insurance if you are planning on using municipal grounds before they issue a permit
Now if your thinking of using your own land or a friends property,  you have to protect yourself and/or your friend
For use of private land I would suggest having a document drafted up that states property owner is not responsible for club actions or mishaps during the use of said property, lawyer may have to be involved, 
Would hate to see you or anyone loose the farm over something silly
Now days you have to cover you’re A $ $ , lots of happy lawyers wanting to sue over anything they can

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Posted October 22, 2017 - 07:04 AM

You might think about making it a fund raising event for a local charity. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 22, 2017 - 08:03 AM

Maine here and I would love to attend an event in my area....

 

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Posted October 22, 2017 - 08:52 AM

I'm in!  

Insurance will be the driving force behind exactly what you can do. The more risk/ activities with actual moving machinery will drive the cost of the insurance. That's what deters most from doing these events. There is always one bad apple to mess it up.

Good luck and keep us posted. I might be willing to help/ volunteer some time event day.


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Posted October 22, 2017 - 09:16 AM

I think hard punch in one of those glass bowls with the little cups. And how about crochet on tractors?



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Posted October 22, 2017 - 05:02 PM

Where abouts in Maine ?

this would be in the town of Bryant pond me or also known as woodstock!



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Posted October 22, 2017 - 05:22 PM

i will say this is some of the best feed back i've got yet from any site i do appreciate all the suggestions but i think we might just to see might keep it as a show and tell and a ride a long due to a very limitted budget.....insurance will be the big factor more than anything porti toilets and take a tali and see what its all going to cost and yes this would be on private property


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Posted October 22, 2017 - 06:25 PM

You should aslo check with the town / city about the parade,   if it goes of the grounds that is

They may have special requirements due to being on public roads

But if it stays on the show grounds no need to talk to them



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Posted October 22, 2017 - 07:27 PM

yeah i will see what it entails with the town and state to see what kind of permits and other political nonsense to go through



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Posted October 23, 2017 - 05:41 PM

Have to hate how things have become now days

Permits, taxes and all the other good B S they throw at us

Hate my government but love my country



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Posted October 23, 2017 - 06:20 PM

Have to hate how things have become now days
Permits, taxes and all the other good B S they throw at us
Hate my government but love my country


don't blame the government blame the lawyers that sue the town and state if something happens on the parade route, permits and insurance is there only protection
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