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Event | Festival History
Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival – 1999 to present at Perry Square Park, downtown, Erie, PA
The Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival will be entering its 26th season in Erie, PA on June 1, 2, 3 & 4, 2016. Performance & Event Management, LLC took ownership of this popular BBQ event in 2004 and under their direction has continued to grow this event in size and scope. This well-managed festival is one of Erie’s signature events attracting over 50,000 visitors to Erie’s downtown district and is known as the “kick-off” to summer in the region. Spaces are available for Merchandise Vendors, On-site Promotions, Artisans, Craftsmen, Small Businesses and Talent. Opportunities are available for Media Partners and Sponsorships. We are willing to customize packages to meet your marketing needs. Details available by contacting Performance & Event Management, LLC. www.ErieRibFest.com . For updates and to participate in contests become a fan on the event FACEBOOK PAGE.
CORKS, BREWS & BBQ – February 16. 2016 inside the Rainbow Gardens Arena at Waldameer Park in Erie.
It’s all happening during the deep chill of winter…Craft Beer Tasting, Wine Tasting and BBQ – “The best threesome ever!” This is our newest venture. We are designing an event that will be an exciting experience for the taste buds!!! In addition to spirits and delicious foods, this event will have hand-made items, stage entertainment, vendor booths and related merchandise booths. Tickets will be available soon. Like the Corks, Brews & BBQ Facebook page for updates and to participate in contests. Pre-sale tickets are $35 and $45 at the door (if available).
Mac-Lean Fogg Company Picnic – 2015 in Saegertown, PA
Mac-Lean Fogg solicited our services to design and produce this an outdoor company picnic developed for their esteemed employees and their families within a specific budget. This family event consisted of a prepared concept following the carnival theme, an overall design, layout, tents, live music, scheduled specialty acts, concessions, fresh-squeezed lemonade, beverages, a picture booth, games, protective barriers, bounces and slides, and various elements of production. This fun-filled event was very well received and met the budget guidelines.
Wesleyville Community Day – JUNE 18, 2016 – 2014 to Present Wesleyville Memorial Fields, Wesleyville, PA
Performance & Event Management is pleased to be consulting and working with the Borough of Wesleyville and the Wesleyville Community Day Committee on this one-day family-focused festival; now in its third season. This summertime event offers a full day of fun with stage entertainment, three Pro-Wrestling Rampage shows, craft booths, vendor booths, local business participation, concessions, children’s activities and more. Several local service groups are involved as part of their fundraising campaigns. The festivities close with a spectacular fireworks display set to music at dusk. This festival offers free admission to the public. Arrive early and stay late for a full day of community fun! Like us on the Wesleyville Community Day Facebook page for updates and to participate in contests.
Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival – Frewsburg, New York – June 2010
This ‘Original’ Rib Fest Event entered its 6th year of great BBQ in the region. Award winning, national touring BBQ Rib cooking teams prepared the very best in BBQ cuisine. Contact Performance & Event Management, LLC for details on how your community can be a part of this popular Rib Fest experience.
Celoron’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival -June 2008 to June 2009
Performance & Event Management, LLC introduced, developed and produced a Rib Fest event in Celoron, NY. We produced the inaugural Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival event in 2008 that was held at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park along the waterfront of Chautauqua Lake. Several local non-profit groups benefited and were able to add revenue to their specific projects as a direct result of our professional direction and marketing techniques. In 2009 the event surpassed our expectations and the non-profit groups reaped the reward of our expertise and due diligence.The Village of Celoron has replicated our platform and continues to provide a Rib Fest experience to the area.
The Hiawatha River Festival – 2008 On the Susquehanna River Front, Williamsport, PA
Organizers of this, an already established event, reached out to Performance & Event Management to bring some creative changes to this festival. We assisted in providing vendors, concessionaires, and National Touring Rib Cooking Teams. We also provided direction for layout and production along side the beautiful shoreline of the Susquehanna River with vendors, live music on the main stage and scheduled Hiawatha Paddle Boat Rides. Event Sponsors enjoyed a VIP party in the pavilion.
Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival-Jamestown – June 2006 and June 2007
Performance & Event Mgmt. introduced, developed and produced the Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival-Jamestown in 2006 and 2007. This event was held along the 3rd. Street Business District in downtown Jamestown, NY. We developed the event in cooperation with the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation and the Jamestown City Managers to bring this exciting family-focused event to life. Even though the event was successful and building momentum, unforeseen circumstances arose whereas the 3 on 3 nationally sanctioned Gus Macker Basketball Tournament landed on the same dates in the same location along the Third Street corridor. The area was not conducive to two large events being held at the same time and the Rib Fest relocated to a nearby community.
Warren’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival – June 2004 and June 2005
Performance & Event Mgmt. introduced, developed and produced the Rib Fest event in Warren, PA. The inaugural event was held along the waterfront in 2005 but quickly outgrew the location and was moved to the downtown district along the area of Pennsylvania Avenue in 2006. The community of Warren has taken the reins and continues to provide a Rib Fest experience to the area.
General Electric – 2005 Summertime Company Picnic – Erie Plant, Erie, PA
General Electric solicited our services to design and produce this outdoor company picnic developed as a ‘thank you’ for their esteemed employees within a specific budget. This family event consisted of a prepared concept, design, layout, tents, live music, scheduled specialty acts, catered dining tent, bounces and slides, and various elements of production.