Sponsorship

The Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival will once again bring together bluegrass fans and performers from across the world giving Whatcom County residents the opportunity to enjoy and experience a wide range of live Bluegrass music right here in our county. Our Sponsors make it possible to produce this fundraiser event to support our community.  All donations and proceeds from the festival benefit the Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation (WPRF), a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit organization.

 

5 Nights of Camping

The campground is opening at noon on Thursday, August 30th and closing at noon on Tuesday, September 4th. Last year our campers traveled from Seattle, British Columbia, eastern Washington, northern California, Oregon, and Idaho. Campers refer to our printed and online program as a guide to finding local businesses for food, merchandise, and services.

 

About Your Sponsorship

We expect to distribute between 2-3,000 Festival programs to our guests. The US Census Bureau determined that 29.3% of the population, that’s 51 million people who like bluegrass music and 1.8 million consider it their favorite type of music. In general, Bluegrass fans:

  • Are active in sports and outdoor activities
  • Are Avid gardeners and readers
  • Make their own home improvements & repairs
  • Attend cultural events and festivals
  • Tend to fall into the 25-54 age range
  • Actively support businesses who support bluegrass music

Premier Sponsor Packages

We’ve bundled some of our very best marketing assets into three convenient packages.

Title Sponsor – $8,000

Naming rights for the Festival – Festival will be called the (brand/name) Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival.

Sponsor: Available

Availability: 1 and includes:

  • Festival sponsor on the banner over the Main Stage
  • Sponsor Name on front cover of the Festival program
  • Ticket Package: 10 adult weekend passes, or 20 single-day passes
  • Logo and/or Name on all print media and HHBGF website
  • Listed on Facebook and other HHBGF Social Media sites
  • One Live or recorded interview with your representative and HHBGF Executive Staff
  • Announced from all stages throughout the Festival
  • Mentioned in all paid radio promotions
  • Cross-promotion on Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation Social Media Sites
  • Assistance provided for cross-promotion on your social media outlets

Workshop Sponsor – $4,000

Logo and/or Name associated as sponsor for all Workshops.

Sponsor: Available

Availability: 1 and includes:

  • Radio promotion
  • Sign at all Workshop locations
  • Logo and/or Name associated with all print and electronic workshop promotion
  • Logo and/or Name included in Festival Program
  • Thanked from all stages throughout the Festival
  • Includes your choice of one (1) available Level “2” sponsorship options

Beer Garden Sponsor – $4,500

Logo and/or Name associated as Beer Garden sponsor.

Sponsor: Signs Plus

Availability: Filled and includes:

  • Radio promotion
  • Sign inside and outside of Beer Garden
  • Logo and/or Name included in Festival Program
  • Logo and/or Name associated with all print and electronic Beer Garden promotion
  • Thanked from all stages throughout the Festival
  • Includes your choice of two (2) available Level “2” sponsorship options

Stand-Alone Sponsor Options

Mix and match to get benefits that work best for you.

Level 1 Sponsorship Options:

Private VIP Cabana – $2,500

A 10’x10’ canopy that provides shelter from rain and sun reserved exclusively for you and your guests near the main stage

Sponsor(s):

Cabana 1: Available
Cabana 2: Available
Cabana 3: Available
Cabana 4: Available
Cabana 5: Available
Cabana 6: Available

Availability: 6 and includes:

  • 10×10 Canopy to use during the festival
  • Signage with your logo/name on front of the canopy
  • 1 Table with Chairs
  • Stocked with refreshments
  • Four (4) adult weekend passes or eight (8) adult single day passes

Festival Area Sponsor – $2,000

Your Logo and/or Name associated with a key area of the Festival

Areas & Sponsor(s):

Volunteer Program: Available
Vendor Area: Available
Children’s Area: Available
Campground: Available
Band VIP/Green Room: Available
Shade Tree Showcase Stage: Access Living Inc.

Availability: 5 left and includes:

  • Logo and/or Name listed as an Area Sponsor in the festival program
  • Logo and/or Name listed on the HHBGF Sponsorship web site
  • Sign with your Logo and/or Name at the sponsored area
  • Emcee thanks provided each day from both of our stages

Radio Sponsor – $1,500

Sponsor(s):

Sponsor 1: Access Living Inc.
Sponsor 2: Available
Sponsor 3: Available
Sponsor 4: Available

Availability: 4 – 3 Available and includes:

  • Named in paid radio ads associated with the Festival 4-6 weeks leading up to the Festival

Band Sponsor – $1,000

Logo and/or Name associated and announced as a sponsor from the Main Stage

Bands & Sponsor(s):

Laurie Lewis/ Right Hands: Available
Crary, Evans & Barnick: Available
String Theory:   Available
Ragged Union: Available
Lonesome Town Painters: Available
Modern Tradition: Available
AJ Lee and Blue Summit: Available

Availability: 7 left and includes:

  • Personal Introduction to sponsored Band in VIP area
  • Logo and/or Name listed in the Festival program as a sponsor on the band’s biography page
  • Logo and/or Name listed on the HHBGF.org website as a sponsor on the band’s biography page
  • Emcee announces and thanked from the Main Stage before your bands performance

Level 2 Sponsorship Options:

Social Media Sponsor – $500

Posting on HHBGF and Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation social media sites and our assistance with yours if requested

Sponsors: Available

Availability: Unlimited and includes:

  • One dedicated posting on all HHBGF Social Media Sites
  • Cross-promotion on Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation Social Media Sites

Print Media Sponsor – $500

Logo and/or Name included on select media as listed below

Sponsors:

Sponsor 1: Access Living, Inc.
Sponsor 2:
Haggen Food & Pharmacy

Availability: 10 Available and includes:

  • Logo and/or Name included on print flyers and posters
  • Logo and/or Name Listed on Sponsor page of website and on sponsor thank you page in the program

Ticket Package – $500

Support of the Festival through bulk ticket purchases.

Sponsors: Available

Availability: Unlimited and includes:

  • 10 adult weekend passes, or 20 single-day passes

Program Ad, Full Page – $500

Your advertisement on a full-page of the Festival Program

For advertising application and format details, click here.

Sponsors: Available

Availability: Unlimited and includes:

  • Full-page ad (5”w x 8”h) in the program
  • Name listed on website Sponsor page and on supporter list in the program (no logo)

Program Ad, Half Page – $250

Your advertisement on a half-page of the Festival Program

For advertising application and format details, click here.

Sponsors: Available

Availability: Unlimited and includes:

  • Half -page (5”w x 3.875”h) black and white ad in the program
  • Name listed on website Sponsor page and on supporter list in the program (no logo)

Program Ad, Quarter Page – $125

Your advertisement on quarter-page of the Festival Program

For advertising application and format details, click here.

Sponsors: Available

Availability: Unlimited and includes:

  • Quarter-page (2.25”w x 3.875”h) black and white ad in the program
  • Name listed on website Sponsor page and on supporter list in the program (no logo)

Friend of the Festival – $1 or more

Show your support of the festival with your donation

Sponsors: Available

Availability: Unlimited and includes:

  • We appreciate all donations in support of the Festival
  • Name listed on Supporter list in the Festival program (no logo)