Every year there is a fair in West Springfield, Massachusetts, representing Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Can you guess which fair it is? It’s the Eastern States Exposition, held every autumn to represent the culture and agriculture of the New England area. Also known as The Big E, this renowned agricultural fair with carnival flair and deep-fried food vendors opens its doors for two weeks and three weekends the second Friday after Labor Day for one of the biggest celebrations and exhibitions of what New England has to offer.
Besides just simply New England, The Big E is known for its amazing selection of vendors and exhibitionists, showing off their various wares and goods ranging from state memorabilia to house wares and appliances. On any given year, The Big E could have Vermonters making apple pie with cheddar cheese to Mainers stuffing baked potatoes with anything you can find. Next to them will be booths selling RVs and portable furnaces for winter.
One such exhibitor is Portable Garage Depot, a leader in the portable shelters and carports industry. Featuring one of the most extensive selections of DIY portable garages for your RV, car, jetski, lawnmower, camper, boats and whatever other vehicles you can think of. These garages can also be used as self storage for any items you have lying around your home in the way of everything. Portable Garage Depot is also a wonderful place to get outdoor canopies and tents for special occasions or just a leisurely backyard barbecue.
Every day of the Big E, Portable Garage Depot is offering a different special deal, including free kitswith purchases and discounts based on your state of origin. Be sure to check the company’s Twitter page (@PGDEPOT) or its Facebook for more information. Better yet, just stop by the Portable Garage Depot booth at The Big E!
One fixture of many outdoor weddings is party tents. These structures, usually called wedding tents, are made of the same powder-coated steel and polyester canopy combination associated with temporary structures but, instead, these structures can be significantly larger. While a wedding tent essentially refers to any such tent used at an outdoor wedding, these tents can be put up and taken down easily and, to create a network of shelters, they can be attached to each other, as well. If you’re planning a wedding or a similar outdoor event, here is a video done in Auto CAD that shows how wedding tents of varying sizes can be used for a large reception:
The voice over in the video indicates that several tents of varying sizes are connected together. On the larger size, two wedding tents are provided for a dining area for 500 guests, with 250 people sheltered by one tent. Dining at the reception is important and connected to these tents are three narrow structures referred to as “buffet tents” that shelter a table of food each. Additionally, the bride and groom need shelter and a tent is also provided for them.
What about getting around the area? As outdoor weddings are popular in warmer months, with even spring, summer, and beach weddings as popular themes, the guests may need some shade. In this case, smaller tents, such as those seen on Portable Garage Depot can be connected together to form walkways around the area. These tents, when attached to each other, provide shelter for the walkway which, as described, is made from black Astroturf. If you want to know how a large wedding tent is set up, here is a similar video:
Party tents are often treated as secondary products at many portable shelter dealers, but many use such outdoor shelters. Party tents are essentially powder-coated steel structures with a polyester canopy that has been treated to be UV resistant and waterproof. Many of the designs for these shelters are in one-piece and collapsible, while others, particularly for larger or longer shelters, have individual parts. For at home use, this type of structure goes by such names as pop-up canopy or easy-up canopy and, for larger events like weddings, the structure is often called a wedding tent. But regardless of the size of use, the structure is always made out of the same materials.
The main use for a party tent is to provide some form of temporary shelter outdoors. For families, this often means an outdoor tent or shelter for backyard parties. The shelter can be set up and taken apart quickly, so a party tent can be brought to other occasions, such as another party or for a day at the beach. Anchors attached to the bottom of such a structure can keep it in the ground during any outdoor event. Additionally, multiple tents can be attached to each other to form a larger structure, which is helpful with a large group of people or if you want to connect a seating area with a table displaying food.
These structures have more possibilities than personal use only, however. Aside from large wedding tents, these structures are often used for trade shows and flea markets – any location in which goods are sold. Whether the event is held on concrete or dirt, one of these structures can be set up to provide shade or shelter from rain. As one can be set up quickly, it can be stored by your table and erected when rain or too much sun threatens the event.