I would personally like to thank all those who supported us at the Fair. Once again we had a great show, and 99.99% of our visitors enjoyed the experience. Apologies for those people who wanted a Vegetarian meal on Saturday, as we ran during the day due to the record breaking visitor numbers on the day.
The Exhibition Hall will be upgraded tomorrow (Tuesday), with a brand new floor, and some other improvements to the facilities and building structure.
Plans for the future include an extension, and an additional catering outlet (Drinks, both hot and cold, cakes, sandwiches, snacks, and a new bar) internally to the building, an alteration to the arrivals lounge to provide more tables and seating and move the catering to the end of the facility so we can arrange a better serving area and "flow" for our customers, as well as an upgrade to the preparation area to get rid of the "cooking smells".
The feedback from the improved menu means we can once again improve our choice of food for our customers, and the traders will hopefully be offerred a special "delivery to trade stand" service, to alleviate the time away from the "coal face" during show opening hours.
The "set up" and "tear down" was a little hectic, but we will be fine tuning the arrival and departure strategy for future shows now that we can access both ends of the Exhibition Hall. Thankyou to all our traders for being so patient and understanding during this development phase of this part of the show.
The rebooking went extremely well, so with over 75% of traders benefitting from our discounted renewal rates "on the day", we can look forward to another varied and show on February 24th - 26th 2012! We have a small waiting list of traders who will be contacted today (Monday October 31st) for the opportunity to attend our next fair and trade with us, so please don't take too long in deciding you want to come back as we only have a "finite" space available for next time.
I would also like to thank the Pike And Shot Events team, without which I could not run the show, and hope that everyone who came along this time got back home safe and sound.
Have a great Christmas, and we hope you will pass on to your friends and colleagues that the show is worth coming to, and spread the word - the "International Living History Fair" is growing in popularity, and see you all again in the Spring!