How to find fairs,festivals and events

How to find events!!

This is probably one of the most frequently asked question I get. This is the one part of the concession business I struggle with because I am not where you are. I can set you up with the equipment and the knowledge to almost guarantee you success but you have to find the people. What we have found is that once you start looking for events they aren’t hard to find. It’s kinda like one leads to another. Most people think of the huge state fairs and major music festivals when they think of potential events. Some of the best events are the smaller events. Usually the larger the event the more the cost and competition. Not to say that you should not do large events but also look for smaller closer events. The internet is a good place to start. Best website to find events is



Other ideas is contact you local chamber of commerce. Again, just start looking.

Some good events to look for:

  • Street Fairs & Festivals
  • County & State Fairs
  • Home & Garden Shows
  • Trade Shows
  • Farmer’s Markets
  • Antique & Collectible Shows
  • Music Festivals
  • Art & Craft Shows
  • Car Shows
  • Holiday & Gift Shows
  • Baseball and softball tournaments
  • Band Competitions
  • Block Parties
  • …and More!

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