Partyfest is the Dallas special event industry’s annual trade show where all the players in the event business come to see and be seen among their peers and to network. Gilley’s Dallas has been a vendor at Partyfest for several years, sharing a 10ft x 20ft booth with our parking management company Advantage Valet. Always the highlight of our presentation, G Texas Catering provided delicious appetizers to visitors that came up to the booth. G Texas Catering’s tasty samples combined with our friendly staff and some brand new brochures meant we were able to make a great impression on the attendees of Partyfest 2012.
Folks who’ve been to Gilley’s before may recognize the Gilley’s General Store which has housed t-shirts, koozies, cowboy hats and more branded Gilley’s items for several years now. Commandeered for Partyfest, the general store gave the booth an element of our traditional, rustic Gilley’s charm. The treats created by G Texas Catering and some excellent photos of our food, provided by local Dallas photographer Scott Hartzler, created a presentation sure to draw a hungry crowd of Partyfest attendees.
The Dallas Market Hall is a spacious facility located off of 35 and Market Center in downtown Dallas and it has been the home of Partyfest for the last several years. We were fortunate enough to get unloaded and set up early and I had the opportunity to wander around and photograph the other notable booths at this year’s trade show. The showroom floor was filled with great brands, both newcomers and old hands at the event.
When Partyfest opened to the public at 11am the friendly staff of Gilley’s Dallas event specialists, caterers and management were on-hand to greet visitors and answer questions. After a short time a line formed for the appetizers prepared by G Texas Catering, drawing more and more people to the booth to meet with us. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people with exciting events and to network with the many fantastic event planners, venue owners and vendors that attended Partyfest 2012.
We brought in 2012 with a bang at Partyfest and we’re looking forward to a great year and an even better presentation at next year’s Partyfest trade show.