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dockside2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

Dockside Festival of the Arts is celebrating its 27th season. This juried artisanal arts and crafts show showcases unique products and handmade craftworks, and has over the years grown into a fun-for-the-entire-family event, including LIVE musical entertainment, gourmet food vendors, craft beer, music and entertainment lounge, artistic activities for kids and more. This event is coordinated by the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce.

Dockside Festival hosted around 100 vendors last year and attracted over 5000 customers to the Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf, Special Events Field. Building on last year’s success, entrance to the show will again be by donation – and each day, those donor names will be entered into a raffle to win a gorgeous gift basket full of vendor donated items. We will be giving away one per day!


 Why Become a Sponsor?

  • Connect with other businesses, local & seasonal residents, cottage owners etc.
  • Opportunity to provide on-location display booths and speak to potential customers face to face
  • Be promoted as a community supporter
  • Increase business brand awareness through festival extensive marketing plan

Our goal as organizers is to coordinate a show that appeals to the distinctly Muskoka cottage culture, while providing high quality craftworks and weekend long entertainment, encouraging guests to stay longer at the event.


The Dockside Vendors

 Dockside Festival is a popular arts and crafts festival that has been drawing visitors for more than 26 years.  We strive to ensure that the juried vendors are attracting the proper target audiences, to increase the number of quality vendors for those customers looking to have an enjoyable shopping experience. 

As in prior years, this year we are continuing to support our vendors in the following ways:

  • Thursday evening Vendor Appreciation Party
  • Pods of four vendor booths, opening up two sides for public viewing
  • Food and music lounge with LIVE music
  • Event marketing campaigns across the province including online
  • Vendor packages including coupons, maps etc.
  • Option for product giveaways
  • Admission by donation
  • Coffee at the front gate

 AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIPS

TITLE SPONSORSHIP – Veridian
SOLD  – Total Exposure Value: $6600

  • Co-exclusive radio spots for all Dockside Festival advertisements, including the morning show, contests, promotions, etc. on local radio – $2000 Value
  • Large, front and center logo on print & promotional material – $1600 Value
  • Business recognition in ALL social media relating to Dockside Festival of the Arts – $1000 Value
  • Free booth and prime location/event exposure, including signage throughout park – $400 Value
  • Business recognition in all press releases – 2-3 to be completed – $300 Value
  • Full page sponsor bio in Festival Program and www.docksidefestival.com – $300 Value
  • Logo in all email blasts relating to Dockside Festival – $200 Value
  • Front and center logo on Dockside Festival Program – $200 Value
  • Exclusive right to say “NAME Dockside Festival of the Arts  Priceless

ABSTRACT ARTISAN SPONSORSHIP
Cost = $2500 (1 Available) – Total Exposure Value = $5100

  • Co-exclusive radio spots for all Dockside Festival advertisements, including LIVE on the morning show, contests, promotions, etc. – $2000 Value
  • Medium logo on print & promotional material – $1200 Value
  • Business recognition in select social media relating to Dockside Festival of the Arts – $750 Value
  • Free booth and prime location/event exposure, including signage throughout park – $400 Value
  • Business recognition in all press releases – 2-3 to be completed – $300 Value
  • Logo in all email blasts relating to Dockside Festival – $200 Value
  • Half page sponsor bio on www.docksidefestival.com – $150 Value

 ONLY IN MUSKOKA SPONSORSHIP
Cost = $1500 (Multiple Available) – Total Exposure Value: $3550

  • Medium logo on all print & promotional material – $1200 Value
  • Business recognition in select social media relating to Dockside Festival of the Arts – $750 Value
  • Radio recognition on all LIVE morning shows, promotions etc. – $500 Value
  • Free booth and prime location/event exposure, including signage throughout park – $400 Value
  • Business recognition in all press releases – 2-3 to be completed – $300 Value
  • Logo in all email blasts relating to Dockside Festival – $200 Value

TARGETED TREND SPONSORSHIP (for those who wish to sponsor, but cannot set up a booth)
Cost = $1000 (Multiple Available) – Total Exposure Value: $2950

  • Small logo on all print & promotional material – $1000 Value
  • Business recognition in select social media relating to Dockside Festival of the Arts – $750 Value
  • Radio recognition on all LIVE morning shows, promotions etc. – $500 Value
  • Business recognition in all press releases – 2-3 to be completed – $300 Value
  • Logo in all email blasts relating to Dockside Festival – $200 Value

HUMBLY HANDMADE SPONSORSHIP
Cost = $500 (Multiple Available) – Total Exposure Value: $1600

  • Small logo on print & promotional material – $1000 Value
  • Free 10 x 10 booth and prime location/event exposure – $300 Value
  • Signage throughout park – $400 Value


Please contact us if you would like us to develop a sponsorship that best suits your needs! 



 CLICK HERE to fill out a form to secure your Dockside Festival Sponsorship for 2018!