One of the best ways to drive traffic into your store and engage your community is by hosting and participating in hobby events. From gaming tournaments to parking lot races to model contests, events are instrumental in increasing sales and helping your customers grow their passion for hobbies.
Some of the potential events include:
Parking Lot Races – Want to create a buzz about your store? No better way than to hold radiocontrolled vehicle races associated with your store.
National Model Contest - This event is offered twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. HobbyTown USA® offers an array of categories in which participants are allowed to enter their models. The contest is also supported nationally by hosting a “viral” contest on the corporate Facebook page to encourage entrants to compete for a “People’s Choice” award.
Build 'N Blast - This event is a family event hosted by HobbyTown USA® that allows children to receive free beginner rocket building kits and assemble them in-store. Depending on your store location, on-site blastoff may be available. This is a great event for scouts!
National Make & Take - This annual event is sponsored by Revell. Children will receive free model kits while the in-store instructors take them through the whole model-building process. This event is much like the Build 'N Blast event, and is a great opportunity to get the whole family into your store.
Birthday Parties - Hosting birthday parties is a great opportunity for your store to increase sales. With the abundance of themes available, your store will be able to uniquely cater to children of all ages and interests. Our franchisees host parties that include activities such as slot car racing, arts & crafts, rocket building, science projects and R/C car racing.
Day in the life