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Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival Wins 7 West Coast Awards

The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival earned seven first place Celebration Awards for the 2012 event at the California/Nevada Festivals and Event Association (CalFest) Convention in  San Diego California, February 8.  The first place awards were for “Best Website,” “Best Marketing Campaign,” “Best Press Kit,” “Best Commemorative Poster,” ” Best New Idea,” “Best Promotional Poster,” and “Best Television Commercial.”


Celebration Awards are given each year to events for outstanding accomplishments in a variety of areas. Over 200 members belong to the organization including cities, chambers and fairs. Collectively the organization represents more than 5,000 events in California and Nevada. The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival competes against events like the Miramar Air Show, Fairplex and the Gilroy Garlic Festival.


The Festival’s Website, was created by Conveyor Group, out of El Centro, Ca. Conveyor Group also creates the Festival’s annual program and has won numerous Webby awards.


The Festival’s marketing campaign, press kit, and promotional poster were created by Melody’s Ad Works, Inc., the public relations agency hired for the Festival.  The marketing campaign included broadcast, print, internet and social media, in an integrated campaign that generated interactivity with Festival fans, sponsors and media, and resulted in an increase of online ticket sales and an overall increase in attendance. In October the Festival’s press kit earned a Gold Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) and the marketing campaign earned a Silver against other world events.


Festival representatives also provided seminars and presentations at the Calfest Convention. A year-long production, the 2013 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival is May 31, June 1 and 2 at Lake Skinner. This is the 30th anniversary of the event which welcomes 38,000 guests annually. Campsites go on sale March 5, 2013 at 8 a.m. For more information visit or call (951) 676-67613.