The summer months are coming to an end. School is back in session and before long colder weather will start to set in. However, even though the days of beach trips and barbecues might be over until next year, that doesn’t mean you can’t have as much fun in the fall as you did during the summer.
For businesses, hosting a fall event can be a great way to celebrate the season in addition to promoting your brand and connecting with both current and prospective customers. If you’re thinking of hosting a fall-themed get together and need inspiration, here are some ideas for events.
1. Holiday-themed 5K.
Whether you’re looking to raise money for a good cause or promote physical fitness, a 5K race is one way to bring people together and raise awareness of your brand. You can link your 5K to popular seasons during the fall months by organizing a Halloween-themed race or a “turkey trot” for Thanksgiving, according to the Classy blog entry “21 Creative Fall Fundraising Ideas.”
If you decide to host a 5K, it’s important to keep in mind that it will take careful planning and considerable effort to pull off successfully. Be sure to establish a race planning team, promote the event ahead of time, and get sponsors to help provide products and services for race participants.
2. Harvest celebration.
Holding a harvest festival is a classic way to commemorate the season. You can plan your own party or check to see if your city already hosts one that you could participate in as a vendor and/or sponsor. If your organization is spearheading the event, you can keep attendees entertained with carnival games with a fall twist (for example, pumpkin bowling).
3. Oktoberfest party.
Oktoberfest – a traditional German autumn festival – is a great reason to get everyone together and celebrate. Traditional Oktoberfest events typically involve an outdoor “biergarten” and German culinary classics such as bratwurst, sausage, and roasted duck, according to BG Events and Catering. Although polka-style music is the traditional choice for an Oktoberfest bash, your guests will probably appreciate it if you mix in some more modern songs.
4. Swap party.
As everyone goes through their closets and switches to their fall wardrobe, you might want to organize a clothing swap, which involves attendees trading good-as-new items, according to the article “20 Fall Marketing Ideas That Will Get Your Business Noticed” from the financial services company Square. You can donate anything left over at the end of the event to charity.
Overall, no matter what kind of fall event you’re hosting, customized event passes will prove useful as a way to identify staff members, help everyone get to know each other, and even ensure security. High-quality access passes with an eye-catching design featuring your company logo will also reinforce your efforts to promote your brand.
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