Inside Events & Festivals

The official publication of the Washington Festivals & Events Association

Be Outstanding in Your Field

Before You Sell Sponsorship

“If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.” 

By Bruce Skinner, WFEA Executive Director

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Stretching Your Entertainment Dollars

How to plan your event entertainment

By Craig Cooke, Pacific Rim Talent

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It's Your Party!

Mark Hendrickson

By Mark Hendrickson, City of Kent

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Developing Programming For Your Event

How to keep your event constantly refreshed

By Peggy Doering, Valleyfest

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Developing Programming For Your Event

How to keep your event constantly refreshed

By Peggy Doering, Valleyfest

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SR99 Tunnel Grand Opening

Behind the scenes of how The Workshop celebrated the SR99 Tunnel Grand Opening and closing of the Viaduct

By Step Forward

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Creating Agriculture Events

The Historic Festival Narrative & Agritourism

By Trevor Lane, Washington State University, Ferry County Extension

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Visiting the Waterfront Blues Festival

By Jon Stone, CEA Partners

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Read Inside Events & Festivals - Edition 5

Working with Vendors

By Eddie Redman, Grand Event Rentals, Scott Carls, AVMS of Seattle

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The Effective Sponsorship Proposal

“Don’t sell the steak, sell the sizzle!” ELMER WHEELER, American advertiser

By Bruce Skinner, WFEA Executive Director, Author of Event Sponsorship

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Choosing the Right Vendors

By Denise Rice, Honey Bucket Portable Restrooms

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Leadership Tune-Up

By Sonja Mejlaender, Community Relations & Events, City of Renton & Renton River Days

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Developing A Strategic Plan for Events

By Jon Stone, Principal, CEA Partners

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Chocolate Bombs

By Lt. Stephanie Allestad, Grays Harbor Fire District #8

Chocolate on the Beach Festival

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The Power of Social Media

By Erika Olsen - Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival and Marketing Director for Waterfront Blues Festival 

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Hello Tunnel, Goodbye Viaduct

Seattle's Tunnel to Viaduct 8k

By Jaren Loranger - Race Director – Tunnel to Viaduct 8K, Owner, Fizz Events

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Boo-coda Spectacular sets itself apart with “spook-tacular” festival

Standoutness, how can you have your festival and event standout from the crowd?

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The Rapidly Changing Marketing Landscape

Learn how to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timebound

By John Thorburn. Bold Hat Productions

Food Truck Legislation Introduced 

If passed, Senate Bill 5218 will reduce costs for the state’s mobile food vendors

By Lori Johnson, Washington State Food Truck Association

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