Good evening everyone
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hi Bev Donaldson from Schomberg
Good evening everyone from Drumbo Agricultrual Society
Burks Falls here! Hello Everyone
Good Evening from Walkerton
Hello from Walkerton Ag Society
hello from Lucknow.
Hello from Arthur and Howick fair
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Hello from Walkerton Ag Society
I'm wondering why your consensus was that prize money isn't needed for Virtual Competitions?
Hello from Chesterville & District Ag Society
I see that for livestock shows, but prize money could be offered for exhibit competitions.
Prize money can still be given if you do virtual exhibits
For our fair it's an issue of budget and sponsorship. We want to make sure we can maintain a healthy cash flow for the year.
Who is using AssistExpo? I'd like to chat about costs, features and utility
We are reaching out to the comminity for donations of prizes.
Ribbons & Rosettes can still be given if you do virtual as well. Winners could pick them up
Has anyone acutally done an assist expo online show?
Are you suggesting video ie: youtube, of judging pie/tarts?
Hi Crystal, Michel is on the call (the owner of Assist Expo) is on the line, I’m sure he’d be able to chat with you about pricing, etc.
We have been using AssistExpo for the past couple of years...
what are the costs?
Online shows are not going to attract anywhere the number of entries according to my discussions with exhibitors and I have been on the phone for the last week
I haven't heard many people have great success with entering via Assist Expo
Good evening everyone. I’m Michel St-Pierre from AssistExpo. We created the virtual competitions several years ago, way before the covid-19 crisis. It was designed for shows that are “different” from typical fairs; it’s not exactly the same, but they are “real” and “valid” competitions. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
once one gets use using assist expo it becomes quite easy and is a great tool easing the load of our secretary. it becomes a problem for those who do not have access to computers.
I have been using AssistExpo for years as a parent of 4Hers and also as the office administrator of the fair. This program has not ever given me troubles doing my personal entries or accepting entries for our fair and other shows we host
Does assist expo integrate with Wordpress or is it separate?
Virtual scavenger hunt ???? more info please
Yes, AssistExpo has a module for WordPress; it allows to bring content from AssistExpo directly to your Wordpress website.
we are planning a barn quilt driving tour
what does a barn quilt driving tour entail? Sounds interesting
We are going to have addresses of local families that have barn quilts up (a map essentially) so that people can drive around and see them. We are going to have a little write up for each one about the family, who made it and what their inspiration was.
Check out PC Super Dogs
this is not specific to "Fairs" events, but our Ag Soeciety has a large group of memebers sewing masks for local businesses, Lng term care facilities, the hospital etc ...Great community engagement
we are looking at doing an award for "local hero" like we would have done a volunteer of the year
We've added masks to our creative arts section.
are these something we could share on our social media platforms
this should contain caution regarding anti-Ag attack
animal rights etc
What volunteer participation will be affected?
What would be considered the standard % of gross to fair?
Can you specify Susan?
fyi the livestock videographer says each video will be 70mb
Ross Millar Entertainment group, Rodeo check out his website RAM Rodeo tour
a talent show will get entertainment and revenue
thank you this is great encouragement and ideas
Like all your ideas Harry we are all on a new learning curve and have to keep our minds open to try new things and getting help from new members
Wonderful ideas to get us thinking! Thank you
Thank you OAAS, CAFE and Harry. Great ideas and certainly a new way of having a type of fair and a new learning curve for most of us.
food cost should be less than 33%
Thank you to all, very informative. We all need to work together. This definitely starts the brainstorming.
thanks for the ideas, better than seeing only the things we cannot do
i agree with Debra, thanks for initiating the out of the box brainstorming session!!
Love Tech Soup!!
vendor and local famers sell product through our social platforms give a monthly fee or something.
Thank you Christina. I remember when you called me at night…. ;)
Agree with customer service and support for Assist Expo and Michel!! amazing program!!
Thanks great ideas !
Sharron- Thanks so Much Lets all Imagine
Thank you all.
Hi Everyone. My team and I are passionate about our “job”. We all come from a “fair” background, everyone in the team has worked several years at various fairs. We will be happy to show you what our “virtual competitions” module can do. Don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. Thank you!
Mike Dupuis - Walkerton Dist 10
Great Job everyone!