All three events at the same time right out of the box or build up over time. 3 kinds of events with entirely different electrical requirements.
A ren fair is back in the middle ages and so everything can be powered by something other than plugging in to something.
A haunted house is generally at night and so there is all the lighting and prop requirements.
Christmas is really pushing it on the expense levels as there needs to be a transformer every 150 feet or so.
Actually running power to the property can only be estimated by the local utility people. If it is undeveloped property you most likely have to pay for everything. From the last civilized place to your property.
As a start up guy I tend to think a bit smaller, like there is a renfair then there is a haunt in years to follow and then a decade later there is enough money to sustain a christmas conversion of the property, not all three from the beginning. There is no limit to spending money but having a break even point is realative to what it is you are trying to recover.
A haunt might be able to start on one haunted house and build up to many. Renfairs have a level of expectations of 20 somethings going on which is either fully developed by the promoter or mostly independent vendors. Even multiple haunts can actually be different vendors, though having well developed ones that have problems finding locations is just depending on what is happening from time to time.
Just like how some housing development springs up and is complete in 6 months or a year, or more a rural reality and development relative to how popular it really is.
I just had a can of beans from the dollar store that somehow cost $1.75.
Last edited by Greg Chrise; 08-25-2012 at 06:37 PM.
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