Who We Are
Big Dog Events and Galaxy Events are focused on providing fun and engaging festivals, to encourage people members to get out and enjoy what their communities have to offer. Galaxy Communications was actually one of the first radio companies to branch out from broadcasting and successfully put on local events too, while using the power of radio to promote these events. 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. Based on the success of these core events, we’ve since expanded to other markets throughout the state and all along the East Coast. Despite the growth, we remain true to our original idea: bringing unique, fun festivals to local communities.
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 2017, we added Big Dog Events to the Galaxy Communications family. Big Dog Events will operate all non New York State events while Galaxy Events will continue to own and execute our core events in New York State. Big Dog Events has big plans for growth in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, including Beer and Bacon Festivals, and Wine and Chocolate Festivals, among others.
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!
Syracuse, NY Wine & Chocolate Festival
Horticulture Building, New York State Fairgrounds
Saturday, November 24, 2018More Info »
Binghamton, NY Wine & Chocolate Festival
Saturday, January 12, 2019More Info »
Buffalo, NY Wine & Chocolate Festival
The Adams Mark Hotel
Saturday, January 26, 2019More Info »
Raleigh, NC Wine & Chocolate Festival
North Carolina State Fair Grounds, Kerr Scott Building
Saturday, January 26, 2019More Info »
Greensboro, NC Wine & Chocolate Festival
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Saturday, February 9, 2019More Info »
Fayetteville, NC Wine & Chocolate Festival
Saturday, February 16, 2019More Info »
Albany, NY Wine & Chocolate Festival
The Desmond Hotel, Albany, NY
Saturday, March 2, 2019More Info »
Rochester, NY Wine & Chocolate Festival
Rochester Riverside Hotel
Saturday, March 9, 2019More Info »
Utica, NY Wine & Chocolate Festival
Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium
Saturday, April 6, 2019More Info »
Saratoga Springs, NY Wine & Chocolate Festival
Saratoga City Center
Saturday, November 16, 2019More Info »