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Potato Salad Kickstarter Efficiently Moneyed - Business Expert

Brown plans to deliver on most of the promises he made to his backers by hosting a potato salad party. "PotatoStock 2014" will be held in Brown's hometown of Columbus, Ohio onSept. 27. PotatoStock 2014 will be free. All proceeds from selling concessions at the event will benefit a fund to put an end to hunger in Central Ohio,Brown said on his Kickstarter page . He's in the process of signing bands to play the event. Brown was forced to amend some of the promises he made to his Kickstarter backers, due to logistics and the overwhelming number of backers he's received. Brown can't send potato salad in the mail, as he promised his $3-and-up backers. Instead, he's urging everyone to come to PotatoStock to hang out with him and eat potato salad there. One criticism of the potato salad Kickstarter was its perceived wastefulness. Many people called on Brown to donate his crowdfunded money to charity, so it wouldn't go to waste. However, Kickstarter's rules explicitly prohibit donating money :The crowdfunding platform doesn't want backers' money to inadvertently support causes they didn't intend to back when donating. Regardless, Brown plans to donate "a significant portion of the remaining money to the fund at the Columbus Foundation. This will create a permanent fund to help Central Ohio's non-profits end hunger and homelessness," Brown said in an update on his Kickstarter page . "These types of funds gain interest every year and grow over time, so, while our little internet joke will one day be forgotten, the impact will be felt forever." While it's not among the highest-funded Kickstarter campaigns of all time , the potato salad Kickstarter was successful in raising 500,000% of its initial $10 goal. Brown also plans to use some of the profits to starta for-profit company. His only goal is to "spread humor and joy around the world." "I'm hearing that I'm making people laugh, and in a few cases making people cry, and I think that being the epicenter of this for a few days has been immensely rewarding," Brown told Business Insider last month . "If I can do something after this campaign in the future where I'm able to spread humor and joy and also make the world a better place, I could do that forever."
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Calistoga fairgrounds hosting carnival and Mexican fiesta

16, and feature rides such as the Zipper, Tornado and Sizzler. CEO Carlene Moore said that in the future this event could grow into a full weekend event of its own. Were going to be doing more and working with the school district, she said. Its the perfect end-to-summer event, coming the weekend after students return to classes, Moore said. It will give kids something to look forward to after saying goodbye to summer vacation. Its a good family event, Moore said. Fiesta Mexicana, which traditionally was always held in July, will take place on Sunday, Aug. 17. It will include the same types of events that it has in the past, she said. Fiesta Mexicana celebrates the culture and heritage of a large part of our community that influences us all, Moore said. Were really proud of putting on a time-honored cultural event, she said. Its not just for our Hispanic community, but is in celebration of our Hispanic community. The Back-to-School Carnival runs from 2 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 16, and, if tickets are purchased by Aug. 15, buyers will enjoy a savings of 25 percent. Celebrate! Napa Valley is currently offering tickets for unlimited carnival rides and fun for $15 through Aug. 15 at select locations. At-the-gate tickets on Aug. 16 will be $20. In addition to the carnival, Fiesta Mexicana includes jaripeo, or Mexican bull riding, live music of Rio Verde and other entertainment such as the dancing horses show, which starts at 3 p.m. on Aug. 17. The event runs from noon to 10 p.m. Other musical performances include Dueto Voces del Ranchos, Tiranos Del Norte, and Raza Obrera starting at 6 p.m. General admission for age 11 and older is $40 in advance; $60 at the door. Youth admission for ages 4 to 10 is $10 advance sale; $20 at the door; and free for age 3 and under. Advance ticket sales are available through Aug.
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