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While the overriding goal is to get food into hungry bellies, we focus upon supporting our local food system–those in our community who grow and prepare our food– and providing access to healthy nutrient dense foods to all community members. We believe that by supporting the health of our community, we can help to break the poverty cycle for Fayetteville residents. Our innovative programs and models have garnered national attention and we are putting a positive spin on hunger by focusing upon education and community collaboration. We work closely with multiple organizations and businesses in Fayetteville, such as the fine folks at First Security bank.
Fayetteville Foam Fest was proud to be granted Arkansas’s FIRST beer festival permit! This specific permit was put in place years ago but was never applied for until 2012 when the potential was recognized as an opportunity to invite out-of-state and regional breweries to Fayetteville while benefitting Feed Fayetteville. This ABC permit allows out-of-state vendors to distribute beer during the festival and present their hand-crafted brews to a new market.
The inaugural 2012 Fayetteville Foam Fest was held at the Arkansas Music Pavilion, with an attendance of nearly 1000 patrons sampling 200 craft beers. The second annual Fayetteville Foam Fest took place at the Walton Arts Center parking lot on Dickson St, and despite snow in May once again drew a large crowd. We sold 1200 tickets, added more local food vendors and also more beer offerings, with over 260 brews available for patrons to sample. We added a very popular VIP section in 2013 which allowed local chefs and farmers to partner to create food/beer pairings with locally grown food and beer.
We also increased our green footprint by adding a bicycle-riding green team who ensured that every bottle and can was recycled. We composted our food waste and used green materials for all food vendors. We partnered with the City of Fayetteville to promote their new glass recycling program, and were able to recycle 1600 lbs. of glass from the festival. We live by the imperative of sustainability. As Feed Fayetteville works to support a sustainable food system; our festival aims to have as small a footprint as possible.
The third annual Fayetteville Foam Fest will once again take place in the Walton Arts Center parking lot on Dickson on Saturday May 3, 2014. We are proud to welcome back First Security as a second year sponsor. For 2014, we have many plans in place to make this the biggest and best event yet! Get your tickets today, they WILL sell out. Come out to support an amazing cause and have a great time.
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