Food festivals are a very popular concept which dates back to a thousand years; in those times, the food festivals would normally be to commemorate a harvest or any such event, nowadays the food festivals are seen as a cultural icon which reflect the society’s values and is an activity which brings the people of a community together to celebrate with food. There are several different food festivals that are held throughout the world in different regions with different types of cuisines and cooking styles, now people can look into hosting their own food festival weekend to throw a party to celebrate.
Organize your needs and venue
A food festival is a big requiring a lot of resources and hours of meticulous plan in order to make it a success, the planner must identify the scale of the event and accordingly decide as to how they wish to undertake the party, the festival needs to be properly planned and researched on various factors including identifying the audience needs and to be aware that no other event takes place at the same time in order to avoid confusion and duplication.
Some of the crucial factors in hosting a food festival weekend are as follows:-
Identify the target audience and their needs
Be aware of other events of the same type in the area
Make sure the vendors carry sufficient stock to handle the needs of the crowds
Make sure the venue can handle the crowds
Be aware of the budget and stick to it
Hire an outside vendor with reputation
In order to make the festival successful, the whole event should be planned properly, since it is an event, you should be able to co-operate with many different people which requires your people skills be dynamic so as to be in sync with the others, secondly the equipment in the festival must not be cheap, good equipment should be acquired at a good price to help ensure that there won’t be any incidents of any sort. The staging and scaffolding installed for the festival should be structurally sound and should be capable of handling lots of pressure.
In order to maintain a high standard, the vendors appearing in the food festival weekend should have a proper track record with few to no incidents, this helps keep factors under control and also helps to keep the audience happy. The working crews should be managed properly and a timed visit to the vendors on course of the festival helps keep the crews in check to make sure they are doing the right thing and without incident.
Organizing a food festival weekend can be an expensive affair, and to help supplement the costs, it is vital that a sponsor is found to help sponsor the event; if one is not sufficient to manage the cost more can also be added, this helps fund the event more effectively and adds a scope for better services to the audience, in order to do so, proper research should be done to successful events to replicate their success and target the sponsors who offer cash, goods and good value for advertising.
It is also vital that the sponsorship is differentiated into different categories and it should be made sure to address their power needs; however, sponsors should not be allowed to move across on site during the event. The budget should be carefully addressed if you are planning a multi day event and therefore keeping a close eye on the audience demands and food can assure an unwarranted success.