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Friday, November 16 • 9:00am - 9:50am
The Emerging Market of Wine/Craft Beer and Gourmet Food Festivals

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Nothing motivates a ticket buyer more than the idea of wine tasting, raw oysters, craft beers or even chowder all day long! The growth of these events has sparked interest from other genre festivals to jump on the bandwagon. How did this trend spread and how do you incorporate this into your festival?

Moderators
avatar for Charlie Adler

Charlie Adler

President, TasteUSA Festival Managemen
Charlie Adler is a food and drink festival specialist. Starting in 1997, Charlie organized over 1,000 wine and culinary tastings in the Washington, D.C. area – everything from French wine classes and tastings at Washington, D.C. Embassies to cooking classes and pairings at local... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Janine Fazzolari Puñales

Janine Fazzolari Puñales

Director of Vendor Operations, PHX Vegan Food Festival
Janine is a freelancer specializing in live events and wears many hats throughout the year. She is the Director of Vendor Operations for Davisson Entertainment, who is the producer of the PHX Vegan Food Festival in Phoenix, AZ. Davisson Entertainment's mission for The PHX Vegan... Read More →
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Josh Seago

Founder & President, Lou Dog Events
Josh Seago is the founder and president of Lou Dog Events, a festival production and management company that specializes in food and beverage events. Since 2013, Lou Dog Events has produced over 50 festivals - including the Chicago Ale Fest, the Naperville Ale Fest, BeerHoptacular... Read More →
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Scott Tashjian

Festival Director, Eat Drink SF
Scott is the festival director of Eat Drink SF, a weekend long food and drink extravaganza featuring over 150 local restaurants, 50 breweries, wineries, bars and schedule of chef demonstrations. In its tenth year, Eat Drink SF has become the Bay Area's premier food festival attracting... Read More →
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Brian Yaeger

Freelance beer writer and beer festival producer
Brian Yaeger is the author of Red, White, and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey (St. Martin’s) and Oregon Breweries (Stackpole) and contributed to the Oxford Companion to Beer. He is frequently published by All About Beer, BeerAdvocate, CraftBeer.com and, locally, the Santa... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103