Event Expendables Guide


For every event, there will be items that are needed and used up time and again. Smaller events may only need a few of the suggested items below, but most major events and festivals will have a need for virtually everything on this list at one point or another.


  • Listing of normal festival expendables – click on the photos to purchase from Amazon
    • Gaff Tape
    • Visqueen
    • Sunblock / Bug Spray
    • Pens / Scissors / Highlighters / Sharpies
    • Paper
    • Ponchos
    • Other Office Supplies
    • Duvetyne
    • Duct tape
    • Ear plugs
    • Painters tape
    • Zip ties
    • Rope / Tie Line
    • Cases of water
    • Coolers
    • Caution Tape
    • Flashlights
    • Lanyards
    • Wristbands
    • Sticky passes
    • Flags
    • Ratchet Straps
    • Analog clock (for stages only)
    • Wooden stakes
  • How to best estimate your needs for these items:
    • Take a look at the # of stages you have; you’ll want to make sure you some of these supplies for each
      • Ideally, you’ll want a couple rolls of gaff, a package of zip ties, a spool of rope (to hang backdrops), some cutting tools, a flashlight, sunblock / bug spray (if it’s outdoors and necessary), a clock, and perhaps a roll or two of visqueen if weather could become an issue.
      • Some of these other items could be stored at the main production office or the boneyard for on-demand usage / needs.
    • Depending on the size of the event, each department may be in charge or ordering their own; but for smaller events, the Office or Festival Manager can create a master list and make the orders.
  • Where you can purchase these items online: