You can practically make anything out of pallets - so why not a festival?
Pallet Fest was held at the Sculpture Park at the Performing Arts Complex in Denver, Colorado over the weekend of Saturday, October 11 & Sunday, October 12th. Pallet Fest was Denver's first certifiably green event showcasing the versatility of materials usually considered waste.
Picture this - a weekend of events centered on pallets. Events featured live music and an upcycled fashion show on a pallet stage. Local food trucks and craft breweries served up libations. Local artists performed live art demonstrations. The Alpine Movement parkour team did flips and tricks off a pallet obstacle course. Oh - and a giant maze made completely out of pallets!
So who is the mastermind behind this free pallet festival?
Meet Kenneth Fischer.
Owner of Upcycle Events and founder of Pallet Fest.
Kenny has always wanted to spread the word about recycling and upcycling. Through the process of creating Pallet Fest, Kenny started his company Upcycle Events.
His message is one of creativity. He believes that old objects can have a second life. Upcycling gives us endless opportunities to recreate and to keep waste out of landfills. Kenny wants Upcycle Events to be at the forefront of the upcycling movement. His motto is "I don't think outside the box; I think of what I can do with the box."
Considering Kenny spent almost no money to market the event and there was rain on Sunday - nearly 5,000 people attended the free festival.
Kenny has plans for Pallet Fest to be an annual event in Denver as well as expand to other states. The event will always be centered on pallets. Kenny says that pallets have quickly become his brand but he plans to include other recycling areas such as metal, bottles, and tires in the future.