Letter: Disorganization at Sample the Sierra
Sample the Sierra was great fun, as always, except for the almost complete disorganization exhibited by the Chamber in running the event.
After parking up to a half a mile away and walking to the main entrance, no shuttles for us old people like in the past, you find two lines. No indication which one to get into, but a trip up to the front of the line with my tickets and I was finally told to go back to the beginning of the line on the north side of the walk way.
This line stretched to the road entrance and around out onto the edge of the road. The other line was for purchasing tickets, but nobody came out to tell the people in that line that the event was sold out. When that finally happened a bunch of people got to walk back to their cars, probably happy.
Why wasn’t a sold out sign put up at the entrance so it could be seen driving by? I am glad I didn’t avail myself of the handicap parking, which entered the event at the far end of the vendor loop. With no ticket taker there I would have had to walk all the way through the event to find out I would have had to walk another quarter of a mile to get in the back of the line to get back in.
But then, most of what was supposed to be handicap parking was taken up by vendors.
South Lake Tahoe, California