Celebrating cultures around the world in a round pavilion

August 1, 2016  |  Industry News, News

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 countrie…
Kwik-Stake Covers

August 1, 2016  |  Products

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 a…
Moving on up with multiple locations

August 1, 2016  |  On the Job

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, ano…
Chauvet illuminates Glastonbury

August 1, 2016  |  Industry News, News

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,…
Secondary tents play essential roles at large events

August 1, 2016  |  Feature

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 m…
OSHA fines increase

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

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 willfu…
Ultimate Events brings Southern hospitality to a corporate event

August 1, 2016  |  News

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, Plymout…
Let it rain with tented events

August 1, 2016  |  News

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 to…
TRUSST Scrim Truss covers

August 1, 2016  |  Products

TRUSST Scrim is a new line of fabric designed to cover trussing of different sizes, as well as tripod stands and X-stands, to provide a neater, more polished appearance to stages and DJ booths. Made of an attractive white fabric, the scrim will not only conceal unsightly cables and cords, it can als…
Collaboration yields successful code revisions

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

F-CAC work group is a key factor in the code revision process for tents, membrane structures and outdoor assembly events. The International Code Council (ICC) Committee Action Hearings were held in Louisville, Ky., in April. During the International Fire Code (IFC) hearings, stakeholders representin…