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Jewels of the North
Breezy Blackpool
Witches and Hot Pot
A Lightning Tour

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So You Want to Hold a Festival
The A-Z of Festival & Special Event Organization

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By Pat Mestern

In charge of running a special event?
Want to successfully take your festival to the next level?
Have a member on committee who's not a team player?

First Reprint
So You Want to Hold a Festival?
"The A-Z of Festival & Special Event Organization"

So You Want to Hold a FestivalUser friendly, "So You Want to Hold a Festival - The A-Z of Festival & Special Event Organization" is a must-read for organizers of festivals and special events, large and small. Pat challenges those involved in the festival industry to think outside the box; to creatively take bolder steps toward unique special event development.

This comprehensive, easy-to-read handbook contains everything you need to know about running festivals and community events. Chapters cover such topics as - Choosing the Proper Event; Board Management; Building on Success; Emergency Preparedness; Rock ‘em, Sock ‘em Evaluation; Creative Management; Long Term Planning; Marketing & Promotion; Volunteer Management; Creative Fund-raising; Trimming the Fat.

A bonus! The handbook also contains a hands-on workbook, an invaluable tool for anyone working in the festival industry. The workbook can be photocopied for all volunteers and paid staff.

Before turning to full-time freelance work, author Pat Mestern spent a number of years in the Canadian festival industry, her last job as co-ordinator and administrator for a large North American festival. Today she works independently with communities across North America to develop special focus events and themed festivals; does freelance consulting for the festival industry; does freelance marketing and promotions for festivals and lectures on all aspects of special event organization. Interested in having her work with your group? Contact information is below.

A copy of "So You Want to Hold a Festival" can be yours for only $32.00 including postage. If you'd like to order a copy contact Pat or send a copy of the online order form (opens a new window) with a cheque or money order to

    555 St. David Street N.
    Fergus, Ontario
    Canada, N1M 2K5

So You Want to Hold a Festival
"The A-Z of Festival & Special Event Organization"
ISBN 0-9689645-0-8
© Pat Mestern
Handbook published by CFBMC



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