How It Began
Thank you for your interest in FestivalTrek.com . In 2007, we were using the internet to look for new festivals. We found several festival search sites, but none of them were clear enough or simple enough to be useful let alone have a large enough list. They all seemed to be geared toward promoting the festivals themselves. No wonder that there is no website broadly used for festival listings. That is when we decided to create a collaborative site aimed at delivering robust festival listings with you the festivalgoer foremost in mind. Thus was FestivalTrek.com born.
How Does FestivalTrek.com Work?
FestivalTrek.com works in two simple ways. You, the festivalgoer, can post festivals to the site or you can search for festivals.
Posting a festival is very simple and easy. You click the add a festival link and enter all the basic festival info (name, dates, location, etc.). Then select the categories that best describe the events that take place there. Many festivals are narrowly focused on one or two types of interest. Others, are broadly scoped and include many different types of events. FestivalTrek.com can manage both types so that you have precision access to festival information.
In A Hurry ???. You can add festivals without registering or logging in. Just click "Add A Festival" and enter only the name and website. It will be logged to our candidate database and we will take it from there. Of course, when you sign up and login, all the festivals you enter are immediately listed and available for searches.
Searching is even simpler. Select the date range, location and categories of festivals you are looking for. You get a clear listing of results that match your criteria. All festivals in the results are presented equally and can be resorted. No favoritism. The table of results contains links that take you directly to the festival's web site, where you get the best information. And now you can search by Zip Codes, or keywords in the festival name - or if you simply want a fast list, choose our "quicksearch".
What If I Can't Find A Category For My Festival ?
FestivalTrek.com is a work in progress. We want to grow to include every type of gathering that might loosely be called a festival. Help by joining our collaborative. When posting, if you can't find a suitable category, check the Other Festivals box and in the text field, suggest some names for a new category (or categories) that would best describe this festival. When we have enough festivals under a suggested name, we will add a new specific category.
When searching, click Other Festivals to find these festivals.
What Is A Festival Anyway?
We allow a very broad interpretation of what a festival is. In the world of FestivalTrek.com , festivals are sometimes called shows, events, fairs, workshops, parades, rodeos, conventions, concert series, demonstrations and more.
Very loosely described, a festival:
FestivalTrek.com is a work in progress. We are a collaborative that supports a growing database of festivals, front ended with a great search capability. We are open to new ideas such as blogs, discussion groups, services exchange, performer listings, promoter services and much more. Send us your suggestions and support us with your participation. We need YOU to expand our community.
How You Can Help
Tell all your friends. Join us. Sign up, and make sure your favorite festivals are in our database. Look for new festivals on the web and post those too. We are a work in progress and we need you to help us grow. Spread the word about FestivalTrek.com by blogging, and tweeting on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other discussion forums. Share your passions.
If you have skills in technology, writing, marketing, design (or other areas) email us. Participate with your talents.
What People are Saying
This looks really good! I'm proud of you for seeing this through!
Hey, I just checked it out. Very Cool Thanks!
I am impressed with your site in that it is not only informative, but it is inviting. Tuche'!
It's great that you have all these categories to search so folks can really streamline what they are looking for - good job on that, great thinking - it's a great tool for being able to find exactly what you're looking for.
What a great idea.
Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum neuen Layout Deiner Website! Gefaellt mir wirklich gut. Toll, dass sich Dein Projekt immer mehr entwickelt.
Great site. I'll send it on to the Bluegrass chat list and folks there will probably add some festivals.
That's a great resource! I'm definitely going to use that. Thanks for the heads up about it.
This is a really great site. Congrats.
Very simple and elegant and immediately responsive.
This website is entirely too hard to use. There should be a way to browse to the festival website and cut and paste without logging out and logging in. The sign in is clunky. I give up, after three tries.
It looks great--and it's very easy to use, even for those like me with low computer skills.
Very cool! Nice work