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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?

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Charlie Adler

Festival Director, TasteUSA
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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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Brian Yaeger

Freelance Beer Writer
Brian Yaeger is the author of Oregon Breweries (Stackpole, 2014) and Red, White, and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey (St. Martin’s, 2008) and contributed to the Oxford Companion to Beer. He helps cover the beer front for Portland Monthly and DrinkPortland and is frequently published... Read More →

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