Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tucson Meet Yourself Factoids

Posted By on Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 11:54 AM

click to enlarge STEVEN MECKLER
  • Steven Meckler
Have you ever wondered about the facts and figures of the Tucson Meet Yourself festival? It takes a lot of people, a lot of time and a lot of food to put on one of Tucson's most loved events:

Interesting Factoids and Figures about TMY:

  • Local officials estimate that there will be 120,000 people in total attendance
  • There will be 100 performance acts
  • 56 food vendors
  • 100 folk artists
  • 80 community agencies
  • 750 volunteers
  • $3.5 million in total economic impact expected
  • 5,280 pounds of food waste to be composted
  • 20,000 pounds of total waste was produced last year
  • 50 percent landfill diversion rate at last year’s festival
  • The event costs about $330,000 to put on
  • 27 organizations sponsor the event to make it free to the public
  • Last year a single booth made $10,000 over the course of three days
  • $133,000 were withdrawn from nearby ATMs last year
So, pull out your cash early, recycle your trash and try to see as many performers as possible! For more information on the festival as a whole, click here.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Chandler Donald

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Patronato Christmas at San Xavier Concerts

Patronato Christmas at San Xavier Concerts @ San Xavier del Bac Mission

Thu., Dec. 12, 6-7:30 & 7:45-9 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

The festival is free to attend, however, we ask everyone to bring a donation of food or… More

@ Winterhaven Neighborhood Dec. 14-29, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Fort Lowell Road between Country Club Road and Tucson Boulevard.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Mountain View Teacher Resigns After Alleged Relationship With Student Discovered (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Claytoon of the Day: Tinfoil Foiled (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Claytoon of the Day: Impeachment Light? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Thunder & Lightning Air Show Returning to Tucson in 2021 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Things to do: Wednesday, Dec. 11 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2019 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation