Sponsorship, Vendor Opportunities Available for 31st Annual Celebrate Festival
The 31st Annual Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Towne Festival will draw an entire community to Gaithersburg’s historic City center for a day of food, fun, entertainment and family activities. Be part of the celebration, exhibiting your wares, promoting your organization, and enhancing your market position with vendor and sponsorship opportunities.
The one-day event is scheduled for Sunday, September 16, 2012, and will include several stages of live entertainment, with the Smithereens headlining the day, a variety of local food trucks, and special Zones geared for all ages and interests:
- The Green Zone, filled with environmental information and resources and a lively marketplace
- The Healthy Choices Zone, promoting fitness and health
- The Global Zone, showcasing culturally diverse entertainment
- The Kids Zone, a fun place to be with lively children’s activities
Nearly 20,000 people attended the festival last year.
Vendors and sponsors are invited to apply for participation in this year’s event. Categories include food trucks, arts and crafts and commercial vendors, vendors for each of the zones, nonprofit organizations, activity booths, and political candidates, as well as opportunities to demo your products or services on the stage in your zone. Booth fees vary. Early applications are due by August 10, 2012. After that, a $20 late fee will apply. The last day for all applications is September 7, 2012.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses interested in supporting the festival and gaining additional marketing exposure. Several sponsorship levels with varying promotional benefits encourage a wide range of participation.
Application and sponsorship forms are available below or call the Gaithersburg Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture at 301-258-6350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.