by Grant Cousineau
From Leap Day, February 29, through March 7, UntitledTown is holding a GoFundMe Fundraiser with the goal of reaching $15,000. Help us today by clicking here to contribute!
One of the best ways to strengthen a community is through tourism: attracting people to spend their outside dollars at businesses that reinvest and spend that money at other area businesses. It’s how economies in smaller states like Nevada and Hawaii thrive.
Between major sports teams, the Door Peninsula, miles and miles of hunting land, endless winter activities, and so much more, there’s plenty to love about Wisconsin. These are all great draws, especially for the great outdoorsman, but we also have a lot to offer those who spend a lot of time indoors, as well.
Last year, the UntitledTown Book and Author Festival attracted more than 3,000 visitors to more than 100 different events in a single weekend. More than that, one out of every four of those visitors were first-timers, meaning our fan base is growing. And while all but one of the events were free to the public, the financial impact they had on many local businesses was big. Between dining, travel accommodations, book sales, and more, local businesses saw an uptick in customers. Just look at Cura Coffeehouse, who saw a 1300% increase in their weekend revenue!
While most visitors were from all over our great state, we did also attract tourists from Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Arizona, Florida, both Carolinas, and more. Learn more by checking out our full impact report.
Supporting the UntitledTown Book and Author Festival is more than just a great way to celebrate books and those who read them. It helps build up the very same community you live in and makes it a better place for everyone.