THE SEARCH IS ON FOR THE MOST INSPIRED TENTS OF 2016

August 3, 2016

Aztec Tents, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is looking for iconic tent images for the 2016 Aztec Photo and Video Contest. To win, share your best picture-perfect event imagery that includes any tent manufactured by Aztec Tents. Four winners will be chosen and featured in shared, full-page ads in upcoming issues of Rental Management and InTents Magazines. …

Auxiliary tents help event run smoothly

August 2, 2016

Tented events require a lot of forethought. Marathons, music festivals, and community celebrations immediately bring large event tents to mind. Most tents at large events are auxiliary structures, however. For an event run smoothly, tenting is often required for medical services, catering, sound systems support, restroom facilities, and other needs. “There are so many different …

Celebrating cultures around the world in a round pavilion

August 1, 2016

For a festival that showcases cultures from around the world, what better way to celebrate than in a round pavilion. Held in Mexico annually since 2009, Feria de las Culturas Amigas is a cultural fair celebrating the traditions and artistic expressions of countries around the world. Some 94 countries participated in this year’s event in …

Kwik-Stake Covers

Kwik-Stake Covers from Kwik Covers alerts guests to the presence of tent stakes. The protective foam covers have a unique counter-sunk design that creates a secure hold. Two head sizes make the covers user-friendly and a side slit accommodates a rope or ratchet strap. Covers are available in white and “safety” orange. Visit www.kwikcovers.com.

Moving on up with multiple locations

Expanding to multiple locations offers numerous benefits, if the timing is right and both will and cash flow are strong. Delores Crum didn’t see that she had a choice. Sure, her party, tent and wedding rental store in south Austin, Texas, opened in 2000, was doing well. But up in north Austin, another rental company …

Chauvet illuminates Glastonbury

From its beginning 45 years ago, the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, an annual five-day festival that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, U.K., has done a masterful job of blending different genres and eras into a single sweeping immersive experience. Fineline Lighting, Bristol, U.K., supported that immersive experience in 2016 on the WOW! Stage …

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Secondary tents play essential roles at large events

Tents are vital components of many large outdoor events, and it is easy to see why. They offer protection from the elements, stunning visuals and atmospheres that can range from romantic to festive. They make outdoor spaces useful for eating, dancing, learning and entertainment. Behind a beautiful main event tent, however, there is often a …

OSHA fines increase

New law directs U.S. Department of Labor to “catch up” penalties to inflation. Fines assessed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased by 78 percent as of Aug. 1. OSHA’s top penalty for serious violations rises from $7,000 to $12,471, and its top penalty for willful or repeated violations rises from $70,000 to …

Ultimate Events brings Southern hospitality to a corporate event

A corporate client of Ultimate Events needed the benefits and protection offered by a clearspan structure for an executive and team-building event at its headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. But the client wasn’t thrilled with the look of the structure itself. The challenge for Ultimate Events, Plymouth, Minn., was to create an event space that …

Let it rain with tented events

With an average rainfall of almost 40 inches annually, Oregon’s Willamette Valley is a great place for tented events. In a region known for its fine wine, persistent rain and lush green trees, Corvallis, Ore.-based Special Occasions Parties and Events creates celebrations from table top to tent top. Nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette …