In 2015, the City of San Gabriel hosted the inaugural Dumpling & Beer Fest, the city’s own twist on Oktoberfest. The Dumpling & Beer Fest unites Asian dumplings and beer, two distinct flavors of San Gabriel, into a one-of-a-kind festival. Festival-goers spend the evening sampling local craft beers and enjoying traditional and fusion dumplings from restaurants around Southern California, while live entertainment outside the Mission Playhouse fills the air with music.
San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Fest
Client: City of San Gabriel
- Community Outreach
- Contest Programming & Stage Management
- Festival Production, Operations & Management
- Festival Staffing
- Millenial/Sub-Culture & Lifestyle Strategy
- Ticketing Management
- Vendor Coordination & Communication
Since its inception, KCM Agency has produced and managed the festival, which in just three years, has grown into an award-winning event, boasting over 20 dumpling vendors, 20 craft beers, and nearly 4,000 festival-goers annually.