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Set a Fete Goal
I bet you are thinking that you should set a date first before you set a fete goal. Wrong! The first thing you need to do is set a goal! If you are having trouble, go back and re-read the strategic planning chapters of this book.
Setting a tangible or visible target can be the lynchpin of your fete. One clever fete co-ordinator from Victoria organised a large sign of their goal to be printed in black and white and displayed in the months leading up to their fete. The picture was of plans for their proposed playground. As time progressed, they would colour a proportional amount of the playground plan to let everybody know they were getting closer to their goal!