School fairs are a great opportunity to have fun while raising money. They offer a chance for students to meet and interact with parents, as well as other members of the community. A school fair can take on many different forms, and may include rides, scavenger hunts, carnival games, arts and crafts, and more.

When planning a school fair, there are several important things to keep in mind. One is that a fair needs a flat, open area that is big enough to accommodate all of the activities. This will make setting up seating, games, and concessions easier. You can also arrange for a band or singer to entertain your guests.

Another thing to consider is the number of volunteers that will be needed. It is best to recruit as many people as possible to help with the event. You can ask student clubs, teachers, and other staff to serve as a volunteer. Older children are usually happy to help.

To get the ball rolling, you will need to pick a date and a location. There are a variety of options to choose from, but some of the most popular places for fairs are playgrounds and parking lots. While playgrounds may be an obvious choice, a gym or gymnasium will also work.

Some of the more fun and interesting additions to a fair are bouncy castles, a petting zoo, and animal entertainment. These attractions will keep your guests entertained all day long.

A school fair can also be an opportunity to host an ice cream social. Ice cream can be set up at multiple stations, and can be stored in the school freezer. During the event, you can give away swag with the university logo.

A fun, interactive way to involve your students is to have them make a banner to thank the sponsors of your fair. The winning banner will be voted on by the students, so you can choose a winner that will receive a prize.

Inflatables and rides are also great ways to keep your guests entertained. Some companies will offer a discount if you book multiple activities. Be sure to choose a company that has a track for the rides. If you have a lot of older students, you might want to ask them to run the cash registers.

To make your event more memorable, you can have costumed characters perform. A clown or a juggler can add a lot of fun to your party. Costumed characters can also be used for photo ops.

If you have a large number of students, you can create a raffle. Raffles are a great way to encourage parents to come to your event. Make sure that you have enough tickets to be sold.

Before the fair, you can advertise the event. A co-host can email students connected to the fair about the event. Students can also view a preview link that will allow them to register to attend.

Getting ready for your school fair can be a lot of work. However, the fun you have will be worth it!