A Demonstration event is a great way to get your team into the community and raise awareness.
Events can include Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Conventions, Fairs, Parades, Shopping Malls, Girls, inc., etc.
A demo can be a presentation or a mini-competition. If possible, let visitors drive your robot and get up close.
Off season events are lower cost events put on by teams or other groups. These are a great way to compete in a lower-stress environment. Students can learn new roles and you can meet new teams and build good relationships. These are usually low cost, one day events.