Tennessee Dominates SFEA's Kaleidoscope Awards

Monday, February 1, 2016

The best and brightest were spotlighted at the Southeast Festivals and Events Association’s Kaleidoscope Awards, in Charleston, SC on January 26. Tennessee dominated taking home the majority of the awards and honors. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 13th Annual SFEA Conference. Top festivals and events throughout the southeast were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the events industry.  See below for Tennessee accolades. 

2016 Tennessee Winners include:

Best Festival – with a budget under $75,000

Gold                Mountain Makins Festival                                                      Morristown

Silver               Remembering World War II                                                    Linden

Best New Event

Silver               Great American Airshow, Discovery Park of America             Union City

Best Digital Media

Gold                Remembering World War II                                                   Linden

Silver               National Banana Pudding Festival                                         Centerville

Bronze             Libation Station, Discovery Park of America                         Union City

Best Sponsor

Gold                Moon Pie, National Banana Pudding Festival                         Centerville

Best Volunteer

Gold                The Dubois Family, Remembering World War II                    Linden

Bronze             Joye Montgomery, Secret City Festival                                 Oak Ridge

Best Event Program

Bronze            Remembering World War II                                                   Linden

Best Promotional Poster

Gold                Great American Airshow, Discovery Park of America           Union City

Bronze            Tennessee Soybean Festival                                                  Martin

Best Marketing Campaign

Gold                McDonald’s Pumpkin Village, Discovery Park of America     Union City

Best Event Photograph

Silver               International Dogwood Festival                                           Winchester

Best T-Shirt

Gold                Cardboard Boat Regatta, Discovery Park of America            Union City

Bronze            International Dogwood Festival                                            Winchester

Best Event within an Event

Gold                McDonald’s Pumpkin Village, Discovery Park of America    Union City

Silver               Battle of Normandy Reenactment, Secret City Festival        Oak Ridge

Bronze            National Banana Pudding Festival Cook-Off                        Centerville

Best Creative Idea

Gold                French Fronts, Remembering WW II                                    Linden

Bronze            Libation Station, Discovery Park of America                        Union City

Bronze            NBPF Cookbook, National Banana Pudding Festival             Centerville

Best Children’s Program

Gold                Tennessee Soybean Festival                                                Martin

The Southeast Festivals & Events Association (SFEA) is a 501 (c) 6 membership based organization comprised of festival and event planners, venues, and industry service providers. SFEA was founded in 2009 to strengthen the festival and event industry throughout the southeast United States by hosting educational sessions, networking opportunities, award recognition, and additional events throughout the year; thus allowing for continued professional growth within the festivals and events industry. Membership is open to those in the festivals and events industry as well as those wanting to get their start and learn more about this exciting profession. 

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Pictured: Discovery Park of America team members with their awards.