We had our 22nd annual car show today. I'd like to thank the inept weather forecasters for scaring away 1/2 to 2/3 of the normal expected crowd...They harped Thursday night on tv, about severe weather, damaging winds, blah blah blah. Saturday was nice, it rained a little last night, and today was sunny and hot, with rain only appearing after 5pm.
That can be a detriment to your show, depending on how much work you have into it, and things like vendors who show up, but no customers. No real good answer, other than to remind people to ignore the weatherman, and look at the radar on the internet before you leave.
50/50 is good and we sell varying lengths of tickets: arms length $5, car length $20, all the way around the biggest car, $40. That's a big seller there, because some people go in together on it.
People's choice awards are good, because it's not 5 or 6 judges; it's dozens of peers.