OSHA: Circus tent in fatal New Hampshire collapse not erected correctly

April 1, 2016  |  On the Job, Safety & Codes

A Sarasota, Fla.-based circus operator is contesting more than $33,000 in fines proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following the collapse of a circus tent in August 2015. OSHA cited Walker International Events with 14 serious violations. The collapse killed a father…
Stage and table skirts

April 1, 2016  |  Products

New from Kwik-Covers are its 100-percent polyester stage and table skirts. Table skirts are 28 inches wide by 14 feet long and come in a variety of colors. Stage skirts come in white or black, are 12 feet long and offered in three heights: 8, 16 and 24 inches. Skirts are reusable and connect with &h…
On trend

April 1, 2016  |  On the Job

Welcome to the redesigned InTents, your complete source for events in tents. Sailcloth, two-story (and three-story!) structures, pagodas, glass walls, high-end flooring—the list goes on. In 2016, the tent and event industry has more varied and creative options than ever. As the only publication de…
Rooftop clear-top tent gala celebrating the automobile

April 1, 2016  |  Project Briefs, Projects

RG Live Events pulls off a rooftop grand reopening gala that celebrates the history of the automobile. For the multitudes of people who have a love affair with the history of the automobile, Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Calif., is a wonder. The expansive three-storied automobile museum…
Macon Tent Rentals goes the extra mile to help its clients create memories

April 1, 2016  |  Event Production, Projects

The staff at Macon Tent Rentals (MTR) in Macon, Ga., knows the company’s phone doesn’t ring unless someone has some fun planned. From ground breakings to grand openings to a business’s family fun day to collegiate tailgating, creating a celebration is what it’s all about. This second-generat…
Tented event trends poised to reshape the industry

April 1, 2016  |  Feature, Projects, Trend Watch

Tented events tend to be subject to the same wishes and whims as other segments of fashion and lifestyle industries. Hot event themes, decor preferences and color schemes change as quickly as the weather. (Remember when everything was chocolate and turquoise?) But sometimes what starts as a fad or t…
‘Gossip Girl’ dream scene for a sweet sixteen

April 1, 2016  |  Projects, Tent Décor

Bringing a client’s dream to life can require all sorts of background research. For a sweet sixteen party at a private residence in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sonia Sharma of Sonia Sharma Events & Design found herself studying a takeoff of a classic. “The client told us her daughter really liked…
The well-dressed table

April 1, 2016  |  Feature, Products, Projects, Tent Décor

Selecting the right table linens for events that sparkle means staying on top of trending colors, themes and table arrangements. From standard white tablecloths and their matching napkin counterparts to single floral centerpieces and bland china, the events of yesteryear were often drab affairs. It …
Tent Conference 2016 recap

April 1, 2016  |  Industry News, News

More than 100 attendees and 22 sponsors gathered in Las Vegas, Nev., in January for education,and networking at Tent Conference 2016. The conference kicked off with a golf tournament at the Las Vegas Country Club and a welcome reception sponsored by Anchor Industries Inc., Evansville, Ind., and Rain…
Evacuation planning

April 1, 2016  |  Feature, On the Job, Safety & Codes

It’s human nature to seek cover in an emergency. A solid evacuation plan helps to ensure attendees of tented events find shelter in a safe location. (Hint: Not the tent!) The collapse of the roof structure of a stage at the Indiana State Fair nearly five years ago served as a catalyst for discussi…