Fall and Halloween festivals are big community events both for socializing and for raising much-needed money for schools. This event is one of our favorite PTA fundraising ideas - there's just something about fall and Halloween that inspires us to chow down on some hot dogs and throw a few bean bags!
The next few weeks will be devoted to everything fall festivals. We hope to inspire you to take these festival PTA fundraising ideas and add your unique twist so they reflect your school culture.
To get us started, here are 13 Fall Festival ideas from around the internet. Afterwards, check out our Fall Festivals 101 post to help you stay organized and on top of the planning and prep work.
Grab a cup of something hot to drink and enjoy!
1 - Grab People's Attention with Balloons
2 - Make the Festival Entrance Inviting
3 - Offer Activity Booths where Kids can Create
4 - Name your Festival to Brand it and Make it Unique
Give your festival a fun name and plan a few booths, decorations, or contests around it. Organize a Pumpkin and Pie Festival and host a pie contest with prizes for any number of categories. Create photo booth areas with pumpkin displays or sell pumpkins to earn more money for the school.
There are many themes to choose from and giving your festival a name helps it stand out from all the other festivals that are being held this time of year.
5 - Offer Cool (and Reusable) Photo Opportunities
6 - Encourage Costumes for a Festive Atmosphere
7 - Spread the Fun Throughout the Festival Grounds
8 - Offer Activities & Booths that are Exciting for Spectators too
9 - Be Creative with your Game Booths
10 - Add Music and Performances for Extra Fun
11 - Get Students and Staff Involved
12 - Make Sure there is Enough Seating
13 - Create Halloween Food and Game Booths that fit the Theme
Pick one of these PTA Fundraising Ideas to Copy
Whatever type of festival you are having, consider upping your game just by incorporating one of these ideas. Not only will your festival be better but you will enjoy bringing something new to the table.
P.S. Don't forget to take lots of pictures and add them to your PTA website and private Community Hub - parents and students will love it!
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