A “feastival” (feast = festival) is an event with food ("feast") and usually some entertainment. The word “feastival” has been cited in print since at least 1939, with increased use from the 1970s.
Two of the more popular annual “feastivals” in the United States are the “Feastival” (Philadelphia, PA) and the “Gourmet Feastival” (Tampa, FL).
Philadelphia’s cultural economy is world-class and nothing represents our dynamic and innovative arts scene better than the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. In its sixteenth year, the annnual 16-day Festival brings the best in contemporary, innovative and ground-breaking art to Philadelphia and fills the city with daring artistic performances, international legends, and local pioneers.
For the past three years, this premier arts festival joined forces with Philadelphia’s world-class restaurants to present FEASTIVAL, a benefit for the Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe. Described as a “completely delicious and amazing” evening and named “one of the best events in the last decade,” FEASTIVAL celebrates both our artistic and culinary scenes – two great economic engines that push Philadelphia forward.
The Centre (Tampa, FL)
21st Annual Gourmet Feastival
The Gourmet Feastival features some of Tampa Bay’s most delectable fine restaurants and beverage purveyors as they offer succulent samples throughout the evening. The tastings are complemented by an impressive silent auction filled with unique items and a live auction too!
9 November 1939, Muscatine (IA) Journal and News-Tribune, pg. 7, col. 6 ad:
HARVEST FEASTIVAL SALE
2 May 1940, Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer, pg. 3, col. 1 ad:
AN 18-day Feastival—with the greatest parade of values Cleveland has ever been offered.
19 September 1954, Dallas (TX) Morning News, pt. 1, pg. 14, col. 1 ad:
The word that describes what you’ll enjoy when you help yourself to the 105 delicious foods (All you an eat!) at our
(Casa Linda Lodge—ed.)
1 November 1970, Sunday Times Advertiser (Trenton, NJ), Magazine, pg. 15, col. 4 ad:
Come to the FEASTIVAL!
To celebrate Thanksgiving, we’re havin’ a feast and a festival.
26 August 1980, San Diego (CA) Union, pg. A12, col. 3 ad:
From August 25-31, ANCHOR INN is having a back-to-school Shrimp Feastival!
By Hilary Cunningham and Joseph F. Viesti
Singapore: APA Productions ; New York, NY: distributor, mainland United States and Canada, Prentice Hall Press
August brings the Harvest of the Sea Feastival where time-tested Island recipes can be sampled.
November 1995, Orange Coast (CA) magazine, pg. 158, col. 3:
The arrival of the Jazz Band of Nimes, France, at the Sutton Place Hotel was the inspiration for a New Orleans Food and Jazz “Feastival.”
25 November 1997, Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, Features Magazine, pg. D2:
It’s part of Y100’s (WPLY-100.3 FM) three-day FEASTival benefiting the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank.
OCLC WorldCat record
Feastivals : cooks at home
Author: June Jacobs
Publisher: Memphis : Wimmer, ©2001.
Edition/Format: Book : English
Tampa Bay Times (FL)
Enjoy the Feastival - for me
By ERNEST HOOPER
Published August 31, 2005
The request was similar to those I make nearly every week.
But the rules change when you’re talking about the 14th Annual Gourmet Feastival, which takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Tampa Convention Center.
Daily News (New York, NY)
Special of the day: ‘Alice’s Restaurant’
BY DAVID HINCKLEY
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2007, 8:00 PM
WFUV (90.7 FM): “Alice’s Restaurant,” today at noon. Today and tomorrow, City Folk Feastival, with WFUV live concerts from the past year.
Word Mark FEASTIVAL
Goods and Services IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S: Charitable fundraising services, namely, conducting live benefits to support live performance arts. FIRST USE: 20090200. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20090200
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 11.01.03 - Forks
27.03.05 - Objects forming letters or numerals
Serial Number 85063933
Filing Date June 16, 2010
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition November 23, 2010
Registration Number 3916734
Registration Date February 8, 2011
Owner (REGISTRANT) Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Inc. CORPORATION PENNSYLVANIA 919 N. 5th Street Philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA 19123
Attorney of Record Roberta Jacobs-Meadway
Description of Mark Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of the term “FEASTIVAL”, which includes a fork design in place of the letter I.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
New York City • Food Festivals • (0) Comments • Tuesday, October 16, 2012 • Permalink
I love festivals because first its fun and second there’s a lot of food to eat.