Who We Are
Galaxy Events is dedicated to providing opportunities for community members to get out and make the most of life in New York State. These events bring national recording artists, premiere restaurants, and some of the most talented artisans that the area has to offer together to create events that are dynamic and leave visitors talking for weeks to come.
Galaxy Events was created in 2002, and was originally a branding and sampling company for outside clients. Upon the purchase of the ever-popular Taste of Syracuse festival in 2006, the division was completely rebranded and relaunched as the major events company it’s recognized as today. In 2016, Taste of Syracuse drew over 175,000 food lovers who sipped, sampled, and savored the finest foods our area has to offer, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United States. Our wildly popular Wine and Chocolate Festivals are growing by the year, with dates scheduled in seven markets and growing.
Since the overwhelming success of Taste of Syracuse, Galaxy Events has continued to purchase and develop events to appeal to those living and working in New York. . As such, we are uniquely positioned to assist corporate sponsors with memorable experiential events for their customers.
Ideas For Sponsors
We can come up with customized sponsorship packages to help you reach your marketing goals! Below are some ideas that we’ve focused on in the past… these are just the beginning. Call us today to have us customize a package just for you!
This interactive element worked to drive festival goers to a women’s health-oriented sponsor booth. On top of this being a fun “in-event” promotion, the client’s logo was on the top of every photo strip that was printed out… creating top of mind awareness after the event as well!
Our title sponsor used this creative sampling/demo to help showcase their credit union and provide an entertaining and education seminar on wine and chocolate pairings for festival goers.
Clients have hired massage therapists to do $1 per minute chair massages. This eye catching display helps to promote your booth while raising money for the select festival charity at the same time!
Paint Your Own Wine Glass
People love being creative! You can work with a local paint company to add this creative element to the festival. This memorable experience is sure to be a highlight of the evening.
What’s a wine and chocolate festival without more chocolate! Each person attending the festival receives a ticket to go through the chocolate fountain buffet. By tying your company into this element, you’ll be sure to put smiles on festival goers’ faces.
We all have our favorite local wines! The wine menu showcases a map of the festival so that you can plan your way around the festival. Each wine menu features a coupon from our wine menu sponsor which will help drive traffic to your booth space or store location.
Designated Driver Sponsor
You don’t have to love wine to enjoy this festival! Our Designated Driver sponsors have provided bottles of water, coffee samples and more for our DD guests!
Utica Wine & Chocolate Festival
Saturday, April 29, 2017More Info »
Syracuse Wine & Chocolate Festival
Horticulture Building, New York State Fairgrounds
Saturday, November 25, 2017More Info »
Rochester Wine & Chocolate Festival
Bill Gray's Ice Plex
Saturday, January 6, 2018More Info »
Buffalo Wine & Chocolate Festival
The Adams Mark Hotel
Saturday, January 27, 2018More Info »
Albany Wine & Chocolate Festival
The Desmond Hotel, Albany, NY
Saturday, February 10, 2018More Info »
Westchester Wine & Chocolate Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018More Info »