July 2017
North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events 
Welcome to the NCAF&E Monthly Newsletter
NCAF&E Fall Seminar
Wed. Sept. 6, 2017
The upcoming Fall Seminar is set for Wednesday, September 6 from 10AM until 4PM at the Cary Theater in downtown Cary, NC. 

There will be great educational sessions and networking opportunities. Topics include:

ADA for Festivals & Events

Making Temporary Events Accessible to People with Disabilities & Best Communication Practices.

Weather…Let’s learn how to deal with it!

Our main focus will look at preparations, notifications and procedures when threatening conditions develop.

“Taking Social Media to the Next Level” – You have Facebook,  Twitter and Instagram – but now what?  Learn how to use social media tools to take your interactions to the next level.


Opening Introductions/Games & Networking Lunch

Registration is now open. You may download the .pdf form HERE to send with a check...or register on-line with a credit card HERE
July Member Events
6/30-7/4      Denton, NC                     Southeast Old Thresher's Reunion
7/1               W. Jefferson, NC           Christmas in July Festival
7/1               Troy, NC                        TroyFest
7/2               Asheboro, NC                 Asheboro Summer Concert Series
7/3               Rock Hill, SC                  Red, White & Boom
7/3               Garner, NC                    Garner Independence Day Celebration
7/3-4            Harrisburg, NC             Harrisburg July 4th Celebration
7/4               Chapel Hill, NC              Chapel Hill July 4th Celebration
7/4               Swansboro, NC             Swansboro July 4th Celebration
7/4               Kings Mt., NC                 Kings Mt. Revolutionary 4th
7/4               Lillington, NC                 Lillington July 4th Celebration
7/4               Lexington, NC               Lexington Fantastic July 4th
7/4               Corolla, NC                    25th Annual Festival of Fireworks
7/4               High Point, NC               Uncle Sam Jam
7/6               Rockingham, NC           Rockingham Plaza Jam Concert Series
7/7               Wilson, NC                   1st Fridays on the Lawn
7/7-8            Lenoir, NC                     NC Blackberry Festival
7/8               Bessemer City, NC       Bessemer City Community Concert
7/15             China Grove, NC          China Grove Farmers Day
7/15             Kannapolis, NC            Kannapolis Summer Concert Series
7/16             Asheboro, NC               Asheboro Summer Concert Series
7/20-22       Salisbury, NC                Krazy Klearance
7/22             Bessemer City, NC       Bessemer City Concert & Cruise-In
7/28-29       Cary, NC                        Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
7/29            Kannapolis, NC              Kannapolis Summer Concert Series
A Planning Guide for Making Temporary Events Accessible to People with Disabilities
 The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) provides " A Planning Guide for Making Temporary Events Accessible to People with Disabilities" to help those entities hosting events. The guide includes information on site selection, communication access (such as large print for brochures) and preparing vendors, staff and volunteers; general considerations during the event such as parking and curb ramps; space requirements for wheelchair access and eliminating hazardous obstacles such as protruding objects; accessibility for exhibits, amusement rides and other activities; and services related to toilet facilities and availability of drinking water. Depending on the event, many people with disabilities may assume that temporary events will not be accessible, so it is important to include statements about access on all publicity and informational material.
Quote of the Month
"There's only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is NOT learning from experience."
~Laurence Peter~
NCAF&E Website Advertising
Would you like to advertise your upcoming festival or event? Our website offers advertising space on the homepage. Our website receives more than 450,000 hits per month!
Ad spaces are available at the bottom of the homepage. Each space is approximately 200 x 200 pixels in size and will link to your event website. The cost is $250 per space for 3 months.
For advertising space, please call the NCAF&E office at 877-NCFESTS or email your interest to:  bill@ncfestivals.com
Southeast Tourism Top 20 Deadline
 Nominations for Southeast Tourism Society's (STS) Top 20 Events can now be submitted electronically using a downloadable .pdf. The deadline for nominating events for Top 20 events for January-February-March, 2018 is Friday,  July 14

Nominated events must have an attendance of at least 1,000 and be in the third year of existence. Top 20 Events strongly encourages entrants to support their nomination by providing supporting material such as photos, posters, brochures, press releases, news clippings and/or volunteer programs. There is a $20.00 entry fee per event nomination and requirements include submitting two copies of the nomination form, in addition to supporting materials. Nominations will also still be accepted via regular mail.
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