O'Neill said she realized the fair board has to start promoting it earlier to get a better response, since permits have to be lined up by January.
"We just didn't get the word out properly," O'Neill said about the fiesta. "There was an interest, it's just that the coordination didn't happen."
O'Neill also hoped to get the fair's ducks in a row earlier in general.
"We are going to start now to really get on people's calendars, get vendors lined up," she said, noting the fair got a new website through Piccirilli Dorsey creative agency.
"We have got some new ideas with promoting it," O'Neill said. "It's a big event. It takes a lot of coordination."
With that in mind, O'Neill and the others have some big ideas for future fairs – if they can get a little more financial support.
"We would love to get a sponsor so we can have a big outdoor rodeo," she said.
The rodeo has been gone from the fair for about six or seven years but O'Neill said she believes there would be a demand for it.
Other ideas include possibly making the fair even more similar to the Maryland State Fair.
"People have been asking about that [rodeo], or some kind of showcase activity, like a concert," O'Neill said. "We just cannot risk those types of things without sponsors."