NorthEast => Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival => Topic started by: Scarlett on June 10, 2008, 07:51:20 AM

Title: Economy Woes and Faire 08
Post by: Scarlett on June 10, 2008, 07:51:20 AM
I'm sure we're all feeling the effects of the economy.  4.09 a gallon for regular gas right down the street from me, with experts predicting it will go even higher.  My grocery bill has gone up substantially.  Don't even mention the job situation. 

With more of our money going to everyday cost of living expenses, I am wondering how this will effect faire attendance this year, especially from the regular rennie group?   With no season passes, I am wondering if the PTB will offer more incentives to ensure attendance does not suffer.  $2 off admission may not be as tempting this year as it was last year.  Has anyone heard anything on ticket incentives?   

Personally, I am hoping to make it to faire at least 3 times this season as opposed to 5 last year.  Not a lot, but that the way it goes.  Last year, gas was around 3.20 during faire season if I recall correctly. 

Just curious to see the thought of other on this topic.
Title: Re: Economy Woes and Faire 08
Post by: Scotsman on June 10, 2008, 08:50:54 AM
I know that it has helped a bit with the extended tailgating. This allows us to eat before and during faire (Nooners) so that helps with cost not to mention being able to get "hydrated" in the parking lot through the day. For us the cost does become troubling but not to the extent it would drive us from faire - we just have to cut in other ways, you know ... no shoes for the kids, eat the pets, no showers until Thursday ... that kind of thing.
Title: Re: Economy Woes and Faire 08
Post by: chris the green on June 10, 2008, 01:16:56 PM
Joe and I have talked about it, we will only be able to go to the Faire once a weekend, usually on Saturday.  We've put money aside throughout the year but with the cost of gas that won't go as far as it did last year.  It's things like this that really make us miss the season pass :(  But we will be there as much as we can and are so looking forward to seeing everyone.  {:(|)