Know where to get help

Note the location of medical and security stations. Knowing where these are located ahead of time can help to lessen the panic and anxiety if you find yourself in a situation where help is needed.

Protect yourself from theft

Keep any valuables, such as a cell phone or camera, on your person at all times, and avoid drawing attention to them or flashing large amounts of cash.

Stay hydrated

Keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Bring a reusable water bottle to refill for free at drinking fountains.

Choose comfort over style

Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are essential for a long day at an outdoor fair or festival to prevent aches, fatigue, and overheating.

Pick a meeting place

Your group should decide on a place to meet in case your are separated. Pick a place that is specific and avoid choosing too large or crowded of an area where you may struggle to find each other.

Wash hands frequently

Hundreds of people, public, spaces, and barns full of animals can make for a lot of germs. Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, especially after petting any animals and before eating.

Wear sunscreen

Apply sunscreen before heading out for the day and reapply often. Take breaks in the shade or air-conditioned buildings to avoid heat exhaustion and sun stroke.

Be aware

Keep an eye on yourself, your group, and on things taking place around you. Know where all of the exits are located in the event of an emergency situation.

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