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Bibliography, Sources, Contributors, Acknowledgements
Planning a Fair, Festival or Event

  • "Backstage Entertainer Hospitality," Tara Byrd, Portfest, Newport, AR
  • "Concessions," Don Frenkel, Pensacola Interstate Fair, Pensacola, FL
  • "Farm Youth," Jerry Bullock, Mid South Fair, Memphis, TN
  • "Grounds Attractions," David Musselman, Capitol International Productions, Inc.
  • "Entertainers' Point of View," Katie Brooks, Merry Kat Productions, Nashville, TN
  • "Buying Musical Entertainment," Tracy Childers, Ford Entertainment, Cape Girardeau, MO
  • "Event Insurance," Trish Adams, Georgia Peach Festival, Ft. Valley, GA
  • Parades: Sheri Rich, Shephard Maple Syrup Festival
  • "Buying Media," Orv Graham, Decatur Celebration, Decatur, IL
  • "Fair Office and Staffing," Keith Kessler, Champaign Co. Fair, Champaign, IL
  • "Grounds and Facilities," Marvin Perzee, Iroquios Co. Fair, Cresent City, IL
  • "Horse Events," W.G. Colburn, Logan Co. Fair, Lincoln, IL
  • "Image of Events," Fred Puglia, Perfect Impressions, Springfi eld, IL
  • "Queen Contests," Viola Suits, State Coordinator, Illinois Association of Fairs
  • Rodeos and Horseshows," Tad Whitten, Promotion Associates, Springfield, IL
  • "Sponsorships" by Eileen Frye, Heart of Illinois Fair, Peoria, IL
  • "Talent Contests" by Bob Dempsey, Pike County Fair, Pleasant Hill, IL
  • A very special thank you to Phil Alexander, District Extension Tourism Agent, Gaylord, Michigan, who complied the popular book Managing Festival and Tourism Events
  • Building A Festival: A Framework For Organizers. Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.
  • Let's Have a Celebration: A 'How To' For Festivals, Fairs and Other Special Events, Kalamazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 1169 Kalkamazoo, MI 49005.
  • Small Town Tourism Development, Dr. Richard L. Howell, Recreation, Travel & Tourism Institute, 263 Lehotsky Hall, Clemson University, SC 29634-1005, 1987/88.
  • Planning Festivals and Events, Canadian Government Offi ce of Tourism, Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce, Ottawa, Canada K1A OH6, 1982.
  • Festivals and Events Information and Resource Book, Minnesota Extension Service, University of Minnesota Tourism Center, 48 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108.
  • Planning Community-Wide Special Events, Robert P. Humke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Agriculture, Circular 1123, 54 Mumford Hall, 1301 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, July 1976.
  • Festival Planning Handbook, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism with assistance from the South Carolina Festivals Association, 2nd Edition, 1982.
  • "A Look At Boards," The Practical Historian, William H. Mulligan, Jr., editor, 636 Everett #1, Negaunee, MI 49866, Volume 2, Number 2 & 3, August/November 1990.
  • "Festival, Fair and Event Marketing," Glenn M. Kreag, Extension Recreation Specialist, University of Kentucky, Research and Education Center, Princeton, KY 42445.
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Planning a Successful Event,
Table of Contents

1. Planning
2. Organizing
3. Fundraising
4. Corporate Sponsorship
5. Promotion
6. Buying Media
7. Setting the Image of the Event
8. Operating
9. Buying Music Acts
10. Grounds Attractions
11. Sound, Lighting & Staging
12. Sample Artist Contract and Rider
13. From the Entertainers View
14. Backstage Hospitality
15. Talent Contests
16. Queen Contests
17. Parades
18. Horse Events
19. Rodeo's and Horse Events
20. Farm Youth Program
21. Choosing a Carnival
22. Concessions
23. Legalities and Risk Management
24. Event Insurance
25. Royalties
26. Location/Physical Facilities
27. Grounds and Facilities
28. Office and Staffing
29. Tractor Pulls
30. Estimating Crowd Attendance
31. Festival Evaluation
32. Event Impact Studies
33. Conclusion, Final Word

12 Ways to Kill an Event

Bibliography: Sources and Contributors