In 1957 the Elk Grove Western Festival parade and carnival began as a school project to raise a modest amount of funds to purchase a movie projector; Elk Grove had a population then of about 2,000. Since then, thousands of new residents have moved to Elk Grove for our tiny piece of Americana, with our rural ambiance and neighborly atmosphere.
This year the Western Festival is celebrating its 60th consecutive parade, carnival, and all-around good-time – and we’d like you to be part of it. This year we again will host the Kansas City B-B-Q Society Championship B-B-Q Competition, with prize money into the thousands of dollars, through the auspices of the sanctioned KCBS entrée fees. This will generate a larger attendance than past years; we expect 2,000 – 5,000 new people to come out.
Also, we have included our IRS Tax Exempt 501(c)(3) to this letter to use in your tax deductable sponsorship.
Our request is that you assist the all-volunteer Western Festival committee in putting on this community involvement event by becoming a sponsor. This year the 60th Western Festival will be celebrated on May 5th, 6th and 7th.
Attendance at the Western Festival draws more than 25,000 people each year. This translates to up to 25,000 potential contacts for you! The Western Festival is promoted in the Elk Grove & Laguna Citizen in three, four, and even five issues prior to the event. Also, your company logo will be listed in the Western Festival program for all to see. And your logo will be listed on the Western Festival posters, on signs at major venues, on the backs of seats on the Ferris wheel at the carnival, and/or on our web site, in addition to the festival-wide loud speaker system and during the entertainment at two different stages.
Please participate in this small-town-America event by becoming a major sponsor. Join us as we parade down Elk Grove Boulevard and join with us at the festivities in Elk Grove Park; the corn dogs, the carnival, live entertainment, arts & crafts, a genuine B-B-Q, and championship competition, and many other activities.
Please complete the sponsorship application and mail it along with a check to the Elk Grove Western Festival at the address below. We will be contacting you regarding details of your sponsorship or you can contact me at 916-230-3684.
The Western Festival is a link to the past that the committee carries into the future; with your help, we will continue to do so.