The nonprofits included 18 food vendors as well as ticket takers, game booth operators, site setup and clean-up crews and musicians. "Nonprofits earned money by selling food and hosting game booths and by helping CVD behind the scenes," says Frank Akrey, Conejo Valley Days president. "CVD could not happen without them."
Conejo Valley Days drew more than 20,000 festival goers this year--about the same as last year--even with the number of days of the fair reduced from five days to four. "We are very pleased with the turnout," says Akrey. "It was wonderful to see all the smiles on kids' and parents' faces throughout the event. The crowds were great. Everyone behaved themselves. It was a very safe, friendly, family environment during the four days."
All the nonprofit booths sold out this year. Plans are already in the works for next year's festival and booth signups are being taken for 2013. Next year's CVD dates will be announced this summer. For more information, contact CVD at firstname.lastname@example.org.