McKINNEY (Aug. 3, 2015) — The City of McKinney and McKinney Main Street were presented with four first-place awards for marketing and promotion during the annual Texas Festivals and Events Association (TFEA) conference in Houston. Those awards include:

  • Best TV Promotion – Bike the Bricks
  • Best Radio Promotion – Oktoberfest
  • Best T-shirt – Oktoberfest
  • Best Street Banner – Arts in Bloom

Each year, TFEA honors the brightest and best in the industry through its annual Marketing Awards Contest for Texas-based festival and event planners, volunteers and suppliers. Entries are submitted by festivals and events across the entire state of Texas and are judged by a panel of industry experts and awarded in more than 62 categories.

“We strive to continually host high quality events in downtown McKinney, and we are an outstanding example of how a community can work together to create events that enhance quality of life,” said Amy Rosenthal, Director of the McKinney Performing Arts Center and McKinney Main Street.

McKinney Main Street is a nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure downtown continues to be the vibrant, inviting and growing area it is known for today. Main Street partners with the city to host McKinney’s signature events like Arts in Bloom, Krewe of Barkus, Bike the Bricks, Oktoberfest, Scare on the Square and Home for the Holidays – A McKinney Christmas, which draw thousands of residents annually as well as visitors from outside the city.

To learn more about these events and other projects of McKinney Main Street, visit


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is No. 1 on America’s Best Places to Live list published by Money Magazine. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population of more than 155,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at