As the leaves begin ever so slowly to turn colors and the temperatures start to cool off from the height of summer’s glory, thoughts naturally turn to the glories of fall … hoodies, hot cocoa, football scrimmages and – arguably the most popular of all – Halloween. October’s increasingly popular holiday can help your organization raise money to support its charitable work. As the big day (or night!) approaches, more and more families will be heading out in search of the perfect pumpkin. Your group can help them by not just offering pumpkins for sale, but by creating a fun, family-friendly event out of the pumpkin picking process.
If a pumpkin farmer is available locally, he or she may be able to host your event and provide the pumpkins either free or at a reduced cost to help support your mission. Keep an eye out for when pumpkins first begin to appear in grocery stores and the big-box superstores, then begin advertising your event to take place about two weeks later. This will give shoppers time to adjust to the oncoming season and begin to make their purchasing plans.
You can complement your event with a raffle drawing, the possibilities are endless for a Halloween raffle. A 50/50 raffle is always popular, or you can put together a Halloween basket or two to raffle off as a door prize – stuff the baskets full with gift cards to local businesses, individually wrapped candy, a holiday-themed stuffed animal, a classic scary movie and a couple of bags of microwave popcorn, or even glow-in-the-dark jewelry.
Look for a location that sees a high volume of traffic so that your event will have maximum exposure to potential customers. A large, freestanding tent will not only make your event unmistakable, it will provide protection from the elements in case of inclement weather – be prepared to rent or borrow one if your organization does not happen to have one on hand.
Have fun helping families prepare for the season and enjoy a successful Halloween raffle!
Here are some other great free Halloween themed ticket templates for your to enjoy!