How the annual Maroondah Festival continues to flourish
Having provided a total event management package for many Melbourne and events over the last few years, one of our favourites, here at Fruitbowl Productions, is the Festival held each year by the Maroondah City Council. For the last seven years, we have built a terrific professional relationship between our Melbourne event management company, the city council, and all the other key event stakeholders. Not forgetting those of the more than 100,000 city inhabitants, and many visitors from elsewhere, who so enjoy this terrific annual event! This is why it’s acclaimed as the largest such event held right across the eastern suburbs.
You can imagine how good all our Fruitbowl productions team felt when it was announced that we had been successful with our competitive and detailed tender to continue to provide our total event management expertise for another three years. By then, we’ll have worked together for a decade, and made incremental improvements year-on-year, to the point where we all feel that we deliver a seamless and highly co-ordinated event, one that is much loved by the local population and visitors, and of benefit to all those who support it through their professional participation.
As we look back through the years, some important moments come quickly to mind. Prime amongst these must be the creation of an amazing new festival site at Town Park. This allowed us to provide vibrant key festival areas, and provide the space for some brilliant community arts projects to thrive. We have developed strong and effective site management processes, and together, have also been able to offer an increased number of valuable sponsorship opportunities, all of which provide vital support for this terrific community event.
Each year, Maroondah Council has set us challenging festival objectives, and Fruitbowl has achieved these and also met a series of carefully prescribed performance measures. This has seen us exceed the required income acquisition amounts in all the key areas, notably sponsorship, site fees and vendor participation. As a true community event, it’s also been heartening to note the significant growth in the number of participating groups, particularly with the eager involvement of new and emerging organisations. The work of all those involved in the event has allowed strong, consistent and developing local community organisation relationships to be built and maintained across the years.
As with all of the projects that our Fruitbowl Productions event management company is involved with, right across Melbourne and the suburbs, whether local, national or international in scope, we always commit ourselves to working closely with all key stakeholders. In this case, it remains a huge pleasure to be involved with so many utterly committed professionals across many functions of the Maroondah City Council. Their involvement is total, and dedication to their local community is so strong.
The 2016 Maroondah Festival will take place on Sunday 6th November at Town Park in Croydon. If you haven’t been before, do visit if you can. Our Fruitbowl Festival event management team will be hard at work in all key areas, right up to and on through the day itself, including providing creative direction, event production, and all event safety and risk management areas. Visitors can enjoy main stage entertainment, market and food stalls, Kids Kingdom, a Community Expo, a fun and fitness area, roving entertainment, be involved in workshops and more. Of course, we’ll still be hard at work making sure all these are enjoy to the max throughout the day.
If you are looking for this high level of professional event management and long-time expertise for an upcoming Melbourne area event, simply call our Fruitbowl Productions team on 1300 663 450 for an obligation-free initial discussion.