We Can’t Stay Too Long at the Fair

News comes this morning that the State Fair of Virginia is canceled for this fall.

Read more at WTVR: State Fair of Virginia canceled.

The Fair announced that they will hold a modified 4-H Livestock Show in October to recognize the hard work of the youtn in the program.

This news follows the news that The Tournament of Roses Parade will not be held in 2021.

In the event production industry, these are hard things to hear.

It will be some time before we can all gather safely, without restrictions.

So here at Historic Occasions, we’re using this time to plan and to adapt. Even when we’re “beyond” the virus, if we ever are, what are our events and productions going to look like?

What best practices can we put in place under a pandemic that will still be beneficial when things are back to something approaching normal?

These are questions we all need to be asking.

Let’s figure this out together.

Let’s Create

Create. Inspire. Invent.

Deep within all of us is a desire to create things, to make things happen, to do things.

Here are ten of our favorite quotes about creating.











Let’s get creating.


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Five Event Planning Blogs We Love


What better way to learn the business than to follow those who are already making a go at it? Here are five event planning blogs we like. You should follow them as well.

Endless Entertainments is a nationwide event production company. Will Currant was still in high school back in 2007 when he started planning events learning along the way. After heading to Arizona State University by the end of 2010 Endless Entertainment was becoming one of the largest production companies in the Southwest.

Event Manager Blog is a great resource for trends in the event industry, especially technology, innovation, and education. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out this is a great resource.

Thoughtfully Simple. Tori Tait offers great creative ideas for planners on a budget. Check out her DIY ideas, her cocktail recipes and more. Tori’s goal is to “inspire you to tap into your creative confidence, one simple step at a time.”

Planning Forever Events is focused on weddings, which can be a great place to start your planning career. But even the experience planner can find some great ideas here.

Weditorial is another blog that focuses a lot on weddings, but there are also great party ideas to be found here and great ideas for entertaining at home.

Have a favorite event blog? Share it in the comments.