When York got big (30ish years ago), it was primarily a Friday show. Back then, the average TCA member was still in the workforce, so it meant taking a day off from work, which didn't seem to hold the crowd down. And many of those folks still had young children in school.
I'm still in the workforce, and have never understood the big deal about taking a couple of days off work once or twice a year. Most people end up having to take days at the end of the year in order to use them or lose them anyway, and a few idiots even leave days on the table. THEY'RE YOUR DAYS - USE THEM! Life is too short.
And just so you know, I've taken days off during times when I've had a management position, and when I've been an independent contractor, when a day off meant lost revenue. Did I mention that life is too short?
It's been beaten to death (every 6 months), but with the way York is structured (it's not a "show") and with the tax issue, it's never going to be a big public meet.
I can understand if tableholders and volunteers want to cut back to two days, and I'm OK with it. But a Saturday and Sunday schedule is a loser for many due to travel, and as long as York is a function for TCA members, switching to those days solves nothing anyway.