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Sponsorship Opportunities

The Vinton Dogwood Festival, now in its 62nd year, is the pre-eminent annual event for the Town of Vinton and the Roanoke Valley. As a nonprofit, community-focused organization, the Vinton Dogwood Festival provides free family entertainment for the community while promoting Vinton and Roanoke Valley businesses. 

The festival's all-volunteer committee puts in countless hours to stage this five-day event, and collaborates with local organizations such as Roanoke County schools, Boy and Girl Scouts, Lions Clubs, local churches and area nonprofits.


Festival Events

 

The festival opens with a Carnival Midway, providing entertainment for kids and adults alike. Live entertainment is held nightly on the Main Stage and has included local and national artists.

Dogwood Saturday features a 5K run/walk, craft, food and retail vendors, entertainment stages, a free Kids' Zone, the crowning of the Vinton Dogwood queen and much more. The annual Dogwood Festival Parade steps-off at 2:30 p.m. at the Vinton War Memorial, and the Carnival Midway stays open until 11 p.m. with live entertainment on the Main Stage.

History

In 1956, the Vinton Band Boosters saw the need for new uniforms for the William Byrd High School band. To finance the project, the band boosters sold small dogwood trees. The idea caught on and fun-loving Vintonites parlayed the sale of dogwoods into a community project that culminated into a festival. The following year, Vinton Town Council and the town citizens decided to make it an annual event. For 59 years, the Vinton Dogwood Festival has prospered, and Vinton has played host to ever-growing crowds of festival-goers.

Media and Marketing

As one of the oldest festivals in Southwest Virginia, and the oldest in the Roanoke Valley, the Vinton Dogwood Festival continues to maintain a strong presence. The festival also maintains a good relationship with local media. A comprehensive event schedule is produced and distributed across the Roanoke Valley via local media outlets. Press releases are issued to print and broadcast media. TV coverage is provided whenever possible, and event posters and publications are distributed throughout the Roanoke Valley.

Funding

The Vinton Dogwood Festival is funded entirely by donations, sponsorships, and program advertising from our business community and fundraising events, along with fees from concessions, vendors, and Carnival.

Admission and Attendance

Admission continues to be FREE to festival attendees. Attendance throughout the five-day event tops 25,000 people.

 

2017 SPONSORSHIPS WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE! 

 

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

Platinum - $2500

•  Company banner placement in Festival area (up to 3)

•  Name announced between performances at stage

•  Six invitations to Dogwood Festival reception

•  10' x 10' booth space in Business/Retail row on Sat., April 30

•   Logo listed on Schedule of Events/Map Pocket Card

•  Logo on event billboards; listed on our website

•  Link directly to your website from our website

•  Logo on Dogwood event banners

•  Name recognition in media

•  Parade entry included

Gold - $1000

•  Banner placement at Midway Entertainment stage

•  Name announced in between performances at stage

•  Six invitations to Dogwood Festival reception

•  10' x 10' booth space in Business/Retail row on Sat., April 30

•  Link directly to your website from www.vintondogwoodfestival.org

•  Name listed on Schedule of Events/Map Pocket Card

•  Name listed on patron board

•  Parade entry included

Kids' Zone Sponsor - $850

•   Banner placement at Farmers' Market stage and pavilion

•   Four invitations to Dogwood Festival reception

•  10' x 10' booth space in Business/Retail row on Sat., April 30

•   Link directly to your website from our website

•   Name listed on Schedule of Events/Map Pocket Card

•   Name listed on patron board

•   Parade entry included

Marching Band Sponsor- $700

•  Company logo on Marching Band banner in parade

•  Two invitations to Dogwood Festival reception

•   Name listed on Schedule of Events/Map Pocket Card

•   Name listed on patron board

•   Parade entry included

Silver Sponsor - $600

• Four invitations to Dogwood Festival Mayor's reception

• Name listed on Schedule of Events/Map Pocket Card

• Name listed on patron board

• Parade entry included

Business Patron - $400

•  Two invitations to Dogwood Festival Mayor's reception

•  Name listed on patron board

•  Parade entry included

Dogwood Queen Sponsor - $300

•  Name announced at Dogwood Festival reception

•  Name listed on patron board

•  Parade entry included

Craft or Retail Area Sponsor - $250

•  Name displayed on sandwich board (on-site)

•  Name listed on patron board

•  Parade entry included

Small Business Sponsor - $150

•  Name listed on patron board

•  Parade entry included

Parade Entry Award Sponsor - $100-$900

•   Logo and link on event website

•   On-stage mentions during the parade

•   Name on trophy or plaque

•   Recognition during awards presentation

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