Once you head north of 20 participants, odds are you won't eat at every table. Even if you have the best intentions (and heroic stomach space), the place will crowd up, some spots will run out of food, and it's just not realistic. Try to think through what your experience there could actually look like; if there are 100 vendors, know that you won't make it through a quarter.
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