At least not yet, it can always happen. We are past due for a snow storm for the show.
Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:
About the only thing York hasn’t had is swarms of locusts! Or giant Hornets
There are a lot of good food options within a few minutes drive from the show. Someday, we hope to make a list of them that we can hand out.
The first show seems like it was just the other day. It was held in a Firehall on Market Street. I had a Comet and World's Fair at the show. My buddy brought a Lucky Ace that he painted in his dark basement and well it looked like he painted it in a dark basement while wearing sunglasses.
Would anyone like to guess which vendor was at that show and every one since then? ( I think they didn't make it the year that Chicago scheduled the same weekend)
It is still too early to make a decision about canceling an even in October, so we are very much in wait and see mode. Or if you prefer corporate speak, we are monitoring the situation and will provide a status update when new information is available.
Quoted from jrpinball:
There are many great food options at York though. Lattuca's Subs and Pizzeria is a great place for lunch. I'll really miss going there if the show bombs.
I've been watching that story closely. The Governor has been threatening to not remove the green status until there is a Covid vaccine. A limit of 250 people would cause the show to be canceled.
Quoted from too-many-pins:
I am not trying to change this to a Coronavirus thread but I was just watching the news today and Carlisle Events is being sued by the PA Dept of Health for violating the "green phase limit" of 250 people attending an event. The outcome of this might dictate what happens with any show for a long while. Time will tell but with the Carlisle Car Show being an outdoor event spread over a lot of area it isn't like social distancing is a huge problem. Hundreds of people in a building might be harder to "pull off" this year?
It's all political at this point, there won't be any rational decision. We'll end up with something like you can assemble more than 250 people but only on Thursdays that have an odd numbered date. The State is going after some businesses that didn't follow the rules with a vengeance and ignoring others.
Quoted from too-many-pins:
I put the post up about the Carlisle Car Show because the ruling on that will likely dictate what happens with most larger events in the state for a while. Hopefully we will see some kind of "rational" decision from the courts saying how events can proceed in the near future. Once the decision is handed down it should help Rich decide if he can proceed with the show.
Thanks, I do appreciate that but it isn't necessary. What everyone can do to help the show (if it happens this year) is to support the vendors and buy from them at the show. The vendors are what keep the shows running year after year. I know some of the vendors lose money every year attending the show but they keep coming back and support the show.
As to increasing the admission price, I don't have any plans to do so. As long as the show keeps growing attendance wise and that outpaces the ever growing expenses, it is fine at $15 admission.
Quoted from DorkInAbox:
$20 gate? I'd gladly go $30 or even $40 - or, make that an option. Normal gate fee plus optional donation to the show.
Quoted from too-many-pins:I know Rich reads these post from time to time and I would like to be the first to volunteer to do anything I can help with things regardless of how things "play out". If the show does happen I would be more than happy to do anything you need to help with at the show and if the show doesn't happen and we can do anything to help offset some of the cost of not doing the show feel free to ask. Even not having the show will have expenses and I am sure there are a good many of us that would be more than happy to help you with some of those if you ask.
Rich isn't the kind of guy who will ask for help but I hate to see him shoulder all the expenses if the show doesn't happen. I don't know exactly how any of us can help but hopefully he will let us know if there is anything anyone can do to help him out a little.
I love the idea of T-shirts even if the show didn't happen but that sounds like a huge risk trying to figure out how many to get - etc.
In a couple weeks I'll post a list of some of the stuff I will be bringing if the show does happen. Not knowing is the toughest thing in my eyes because you just don't know how to prepare for it. I hate the idea of wasting dozen of hours getting ready for a show that might not happen yet I can't wait too long to get started or I will not have enough ready to fill a couple spaces at the show. Tough year for sure!
Thanks Skip. Looks like sometime in August is when we will make the final decision. It will be based on what the state allows, how many vendors and people signed up to bring games.
T shirts for the show have always been a risk financially and aren't that profitable. (break even point is something like 70% sold) I don't know if it getting any made for this year is a wise move. Shipping charges have gotten to the point where it is sort of silly to ship them individually. It costs somewhere around $5 to ship one and that doesn't include the price of the packaging.
If we go ahead with the show, there are many other details about the show that I am unsure how we can handle and stay within the state guidelines such as the Pizza night for vendors / people with games.
Again, thanks for the offer but financial help isn't needed or wanted. I keep enough money in the show fund in the event something like this happens.
The only major expense the show will incur if it gets canceled would be the penalties that the Fairgrounds may charge us. (which is the full rental price) I don't know if they would actually enforce that clause of the contract due to the virus but they are within their rights to do so.
And just to rub salt into the wound. The weather this weekend was perfect and better weather than we have had for the past several years on the show weekend.
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