Queen Creek accepting applications for new festivals, events

Messy Fest is the newest event coming to Queen Creek as part of the town's Festival Partnership Program. Others include Lemonade Days and the Queen Creek Food Truck Feastival.

Messy Fest is the newest event coming to Queen Creek as part of the town’s Festival Partnership Program. Others include Lemonade Days and the Queen Creek Food Truck Feastival.

 

Organizations and businesses interested in hosting a new festival or event in the town of Queen Creek can submit applications to the town through July 21.

The town is accepting applications for its Festival Partnership Program, according to a press release. Events approved through the FPP receive support from the town to help offset the risks associated with new events.

Support includes monetary sponsorships, in-kind services or a combination of both. Applications are being accepted through July 21; they will be reviewed by the town’s FPP subcommittee on Aug. 4.

The maximum possible award of monetary sponsorship is $20,000, according to the release. The maximum award of in-kind service is $10,000. The maximum combined award of monetary and in-kind service is $24,999.

The subcommittee has authority to approve applications under $15,000. Any contracts recommended for an amount over $15,000 will be reviewed by the Queen Creek Town Council.

Designed to attract mid- to large-scale festivals and events to the community, the FPP has resulted in several successful events. Events supported through the FPP include Lemonade Days produced by HDE; the Queen Creek Food Truck Feastival produced by AZ Feastivals; Vintage and Vino, Bacon, Blues and Brews and Messy Fest, produced by Levitate. The mission of the program is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for town residents while reducing the risk for production companies.

For more information about the Festival Partnership Program and to apply, visit QueenCreek.org/Festival. Or call Queen Creek Special Events Coordinator Erica Perez at 480-358-3719 or e-mail her at Erica.Perez@QueenCreek.org.

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