What’s in a Name?
The first annual Hazelton Hops Hootenanny takes place at the Bulkley Canyon Ranch on September 16 and 17. During the days we’re hosting seminars on sustainable living, permaculture, and D-I-Y, and giving tours of our 50-acre off-grid farm and hop-growing operation. In the evenings we have a great line-up of local live music, food, and beers from local breweries. Because we are super-duper professional organizers creating a high-class prestige event, we hired a $500 / hour PR Consultant to come up with our festival name. Oh wait - that wasn’t us, that was the Fyre Festival. (“Promoter behind Fyre festival disaster arrested on fraud charge in New York”)
As the opposite of the Fyre Festival, we decided on “Hootenanny” because it’s a fun word. It evokes old-timey get-togethers - small, friendly, community events where neighbours share food and music. It has an agricultural feel to it - a hootenanny should take place on a farm.
And, of course, it’s going to be a hoot.
Guest blog by Jennifer Zickerman