Originally Posted by bittybocket
I was thinking about a bake sale as well. The 'name your own price' type approach is genius. Where do you usually hold things like that?
We have so many horse places around here and constantly have people selling their used tack and horse supplies I would love to organize a tack sale (yard sale style). And have raffles available there.
I don't have any specific questions just yet. I am trying to narrow down and focus in on one idea right now. What types of events are most successful for you?
Do not have a book sale.
That was horrible one year.
We had a barn that offered the use of their indoor arena for it. There is a place off to the side where we have the bake sale and auction and raffle, and then the arena is used for the team sorting event.
I like to go on Craigslist or to tack stores and find people who make custom tack. Sometimes they have extra things lying around they're willing to give you to auction off, for a little advertising for them.
Hmm... The most successful thing we have is the team sorting. Its usually about 20 dollars for three runs, and the prizes are little feed buckets filled with horse supplies- brushes, halters, gift certificates to tack stores, etc. First place gets their first pick, than second gets their pick, and then third.