So I think the piece of advice that should be taken from yesterday would be make sure you double check everything and never try to cut any corners when it comes to preparing for a fair. The guys who were in charge of the barn incident should have known better than to try and squeak by the inspectors who are sticklers about everything. Instead of trying to pull a fast one like them, just make sure that you have everything completely done and ready to go as soon as you can.
Have Some Fun!
It is more than just convenient to have everything completely done in time when setting up for a fair. In addition to saving you tons of money as well, once everything is done you can have yourself some fun and take advantage of a completely empty fair!
This really should only be done if you are comfortable with the people who are in charge and others within the fair but for the most part, everyone is fun and in the same mindset that you are in. To me it is like being a kid in a toy store or a playground all to themselves and free to play or ride whatever they want with no lines. If everything is done in time you better believe that all of us employees took advantage and went around playing the games and having some adult fun before the crowd came the next day.
You probably wouldn’t be able to get away with this at the bigger ones like the World’s Fair so make sure to use common sense 🙂