Oktoberfest Setup

Oktoberfest is almost upon us – the weather looks great, all of the beer is ordered, the Tuba players are getting warmed up, and the brats are loaded and waiting to be grilled! We will be setting up Friday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. so that we are ready to go before the crowds […]

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Market Reports 10/11-12

I spent a lot of time hanging out with our vendors at events this weekend (The Head Race + Market), and one comment made was from a regular who ‘used to live for the Top Vendor Sales stats on Tuesday mornings.’   So Nate, this is for you! Chattanooga Head Race 10/11 Our first year […]

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Oktoberfest Pregame

Contents1 Office Hours2 Event Hours3 Cash/Change Policy4 Nightly Drops5 Have Fun! As we enter the final phase of Oktoberfest prep, I wanted to share a few things with you. Office Hours As practically all of our staff will be busy with Oktoberfest setup, operations and cleanup, our offices will be closed from Wednesday, October 15 at […]

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Market Report 10/4-5

Contents1 River Market2 CultureFest3 Chattanooga Oktoberfest® We’ve been so focused on pushing Oktoberfest out the door that I’ve done a poor job at communicating some of the recent market milestones to everyone. River Market One particularly good milestone occurred on Saturday — the finale of our 2014 Chattanooga River Market season.  This has been a […]

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Head of the Hooch

I have just released tickets to vendors that made the cut and were selected for Head of the Hooch. Those that did will receive an email from Eventbrite that will have a link where you can claim your ticket. You will have 3 days to respond – afterwards if there are any cancellations we will […]

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Quick Status Update

Oktoberfest is a big deal, and requires a lot of planning/effort on our part. If I did the math correctly, we just scheduled 1,430 hours of staff to work the live event — if you factor in all of the volunteers, entertainers and contractors that number swells to over 2,000 hours; planning tacks another 400+ […]

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Market Hours/Breakdown

I just wanted to give a quick reminder to everyone that official Chattanooga Market hours are from 11-4. I noticed quite a few vendors breaking down early, with some completely broken down by 3:45 this past Sunday. When customers see vendors breaking down that early that will cue them that it is time to go […]

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