A fan of an event or a festival often creates a Facebook public group fans page. This provides a way for him or her to feel more connected to the event. Many group pages invite others to join and contribute their favorite experiences, memories, artists, foods, photos, etc.
As time goes on, the page creator may realize it takes a bit more to moderate the social media page than expected. When this happens, they may reach out to the event to ask if the event organizer would like to take it over or share in the administrative efforts.
So it doesn’t come across as being too self-serving, always try to keep your role (as the event organizer) at arm’s length. Offer to assist, but never fully assume responsibility for a group page created by someone else.
It’s just easier to brag about someone having created a group with 10,000 members, if you appear to be uninvolved.
To learn more about event and festival management, check out “Secrets to Successful Events: How to Organize, Promote and Manage Exceptional Events and Festivals.” For those with event planning experience, consider, “Secrets to Successful Events Resource Guide: 42+ Easy-to-Use Tools and Resources.” Both are written by internationally known author and speaker Lynn Fuhler and are available on Amazon and at major booksellers.