Don't factor the OoK guests into the equation. Those who travel, will travel. What may help or hurt is what other events are happening that same weekend. Uprising, Northern Realms and SCA 50 Year all happened in the same timeframe as Lilies last year...but still had little impact on the OoK numbers in attendance.

As for site fees, what could draw more people in? What's the thought of a daytrip or weekend fee? There are many who would love to get to Lilies, but don't want to pay $40-$50 just to be on site for 1 or 2 days...but would probably be willing to come and contribute $20 to the cause for a weekend rate.

That aside, the travel costs and general economic factor will always play a roll in who can afford to make the trip. And as those fluctuate, attendance fluctuates with it.

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