September 2017
North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events 
Welcome to the NCAF&E Monthly Newsletter
NCAF&E Fall Seminar
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
The upcoming Fall Seminar will take place 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
  • Weather…Let’s learn how to deal with it!
  • “Taking Social Media to the Next Level”
Opening Introductions/Games & Networking Lunch

Registration will be available at the event. You may download the .pdf form HERE to fax to us and bring payment with you...or register on-line with a credit card HERE
Speaker Highlights:
Weather Preparedness- Randy Jackson

A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Randy spent over twenty years as the chief meteorologist at WFMY-TV in Greensboro. He has also worked as a freelance meteorologist at Fox 8 WGHP-TV in High Point and provided forecasts for a variety of local radio stations over the years. In addition to his teaching duties that span the state, Randy works with Appalachian State University as a sports broadcaster. Randy is a dynamic and inviting speaker, teaching continuing education classes that deal directly with insurance-related weather topics and issues. Jackson is a "Certified Lightning Safety Professional" and has worked with a variety of groups ranging from large companies to educational institutions in preparing for severe weather events.
Access - Take it Outside! - Betsy Ludwig

Betsy is the Executive Director of Arts Access, a NC nonprofit that is committed to making the arts accessible to people with disabilities ( ) She brings more than twenty five years of experience working with children and adults with disabilities in arts, education and clinical settings. She has worked as a social worker, recreation therapist, educator/trainer and non-profit administrator at UNC-Chapel Hill, Durham Public Schools, NC Autism Society, North Carolina Central University and Community Partnerships. She has a BA in Sociology from Salem College and an MS in Therapeutic Recreation from UNC-Chapel Hill and completed a certificate program at NYU in Arts Management. For Arts Access she has led workshops on inclusion and ADA accommodations for arts and cultural organizations around the state.
Taking Social Media to the Next Level! - Stefanie Jones

Stefanie Jones is the volunteer Marketing Coordinator for the NC Whirligig Festival. Securing a Bronze Kaleidoscope Award in Best Social Media from the Southeast Festival & Events Association. She is a graduate of University North Carolina Wilmington and is currently the Communications Specialist for the City of Wilson. She oversees or has a hand in managing four websites and several accounts in Facebook, Twitter, Google+/ You Tube, Instagram and Pinterest. Digital marketing is a passion for Stefanie and she loves bringing her experience to the NC Whirligig Festival committee.
September Member Events
9/1-4...Hendersonville,NC... NC Apple Festival
9/1-4...Matthews, NC... Matthews Alive! Festival
9/1...Salisbury, NC... Calling All Cars
9/1...Wilson, NC... 1st Fridays on the Lawn
9/3-4...Canton, NC... Canton Labor Day Festival
9/4-9...Goldsboro, NC... Beak Week - Goldsboro Poultry Festival
9/4...Asheboro, NC... City of Asheboro Summer Concert
9/6...Cary, NC... NCAF&E Fall Seminar
9/7...Rockingham, NC... Rockingham Plaza Jam Concert
9/8-9...Morganton, NC... Historic Morganton Festival
9/9...Archdale, NC... Bush Hill Heritage Festival
9/9...Leland,NC... Leland Founders' Day
9/9...Oxford, NC... NC Hot Sauce Contest
9/9...Salisbury, NC... Salisbury Beer Fest
9/9...Hildebran, NC... Hildebran Cruise-In
9/9...Washington, NC... Pickin' on the Pamlico
9/9...Bessemer City, NC... Bessemer City Community Concert
9/14-16...Raeford, NC... NC Fall Festival
9/14-16...Statesville, NC... Full Bloom Film Festival
9/15-16...Eden, NC... Eden RiverFest
9/15...Rock Hill, SC... Food Truck Fridays
9/16...Creedmoor, NC... Creedmoor Music Festival
9/16...Lincolnton, NC... Lincoln County Apple Festival
9/16...Yadkinville, NC... Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival
9/16...Locust, NC... Locust Summer Concert Series
9/17...Garner, NC... Carnaval Latino
9/21-24...Benson, NC... Benson Mule Days
9/22-23...Denver, NC... Denver Days
9/22-23...Wilkesboro, NC... Carolina in the Fall Music & Food Festival
9/23...Laurinburg, NC... Kuumba Festival
9/23...Troy, NC... Uwharrie Outdoor Festival
9/23...Aberdeen, NC... Malcolm Blue Farm Day
9/23...Bessemer City, NC... Bessemer City Community Concert & Cruise-In
9/28-10/1...Pittsboro, NC... Chatham County Fair
9/29-30...Kenansville, NC... NC Muscadine Harvest Festival
9/30...Thomasville, NC... Everybody's Day Festival
  New Member Spotlight

Town of Cornelius Parks & Rec.
Contact: Jody Clark & Chad Cauble
PO Box 399 
Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone:  704-892-6031

Selma Railroad Days Festival
Contact: Joni Hubble-Zeneberg & Melissa Dooley
305 N. Pollock Street
Selma, NC 27576
Phone: 919-975-1411

Myrtle Beach Communications, Inc.
1330 Enterprise Ave.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Contact: Michael or Vicky Johnson
Phone: 843-444-1199
Product: Two-Way Radio Rentals
Save The Date... ShowFest 2018!

We are already looking forward to  Showfest 2018 set for Jan. 28-29, 2018 in Charlotte, NC at the Hilton University Place Hotel.
Quote of the Month
"Courage is grace under pressure."
~Ernest Hemingway~
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