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  • $133,000 were withdrawn from nearby ATMs last year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.

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