Strawberry Festival Sponsorship Opportunities

Benefits of Sponsorship:

There are many benefits for your business or organization by becoming a sponsor or renewing your sponsorship.

  • First, our annual Strawberry Festival draws over 100,000 people to our communities during the the third week of June. These visitors patronize our area businesses which drives traffic through your doors.
  • Secondly, many of those visitors will return time and again throughout the year, thus bringing you repeat business.
  • Thirdly, your contributions are highly marketed in our promotional materials which includes the official program (distributed through our community newspapers to over  65,000 homes and businesses). The program is also distributed to Strawberry Festival attendees. Major sponsors are also publicized to our radio, television and digital audiences. AND, your contribution demonstrates your active support of your communities to local consumers.

All Strawberry Festival Sponsors Receive:

  • Recognition in our Official Programs distributed one week prior to the Festival to over 65,000 homes. Additional overrun copies are provided for festival attendees.
  • Recognition on maryfest.org website.
  • Recognition in promotional marketing materials.

ORCA SPONSOR ($50,000 +)

  • Full page, full process color ad in the Programs.
  • Company Logo on all printed materials (includes T-Shirts).
  • Banners (sponsor provided) displayed at Market in the Park, Grandstands and the Carnival.
  • Biggest company logo on maryfest.org website to include link.
  • Company name mentioned in radio and television commercials.
  • 10'x20' both space at front entrance of the Market in the Park AND free entry as a participant in the Grand Parade (application to be completed and submitted by deadline for placement).

DIAMOND SPONSOR ($20,000 +)

  • Company logo on marketing materials and Official Programs.
  • Banner (sponsor provided) displayed at the Market in the Park.
  • Next biggest company logo on maryfest.org website to include link.
  • Company recognition on radio advertising.
  • Company name listed on festival poster.
  • 10'x20' booth space at the Market in the Park AND free entry as a participant in the Grand parade (application to be completed and submitted by deadline for placement).

EMERALD SPONSOR ($10,000 +)

  • Company logo on marketing materials and Official Programs.
  • Banner (sponsor provided) displayed at the Market in the Park.
  • Company logo on maryfest.org website to include link.
  • Company recognition on radio advertising.
  • Company name listed on festival poster.
  • 10'x20' booth space at the Market in the Park AND free entry as a participant in the Grand parade (application to be completed and submitted by deadline for placement).

RUBY SPONSOR ($2,500 +)

  • Banner (sponsor provided) Displayed at the Market in the Park.
  • Company logo on maryfest.org website to include link.
  • 10'x10' booth space at the Market in the Park AND free entry as a participant in the Grand Parade (application to be completed and submitted by deadline for placement).

PEARL SPONSOR ($500 +)

  • Smaller company logo on maryfest.org website to include link.

OPAL ($250 +)

  • Smallest company logo on maryfest.org website to include link.

FRIEND OF THE FESTIVAL ($100 +)

  • The name of your company in text without a link.

How Your Contributions Are Used:

Our expenses are covered entirely by contributions from businesses and community members. 100% of your contribution to the Strawberry Festival makes it possible to award over $30,000 in college scholarships to deserving area students. Donated funds also go towards building, transporting and maintaining our award winning float which is showcased at over 28 parades each year in the Pacific Northwest region. Our annual Strawberry Festival is funded entirely by contributions to Maryfest, Inc. As a 100% volunteer organization, every contributed dollar is invested towards producing an amazing community event.

Sources Of Funding:

Every dollar needed to operate and produce the Marysville Strawberry Festival comes directly from local support through sponsorships, donations, operating revenue and local grants. We receive no federal funding. Your sponsorship provides a majority of our annual funds. Not one person from Maryfest is compensated financially. We are a group of community members dedicated and driven towards hosting a festival to promote community spirit and support area business success.

We would be honored to include you as a Sponsor of Marysville Strawberry Festival! It is only through support from community members and businesses that we are able to continue our mission of good will and ambassadorship for Marysville and our local communities.  May we count on your support?

Three Ways To Give:

CASH IN-KIND VOLUNTEER

The Strawberry Festival (incorporated as Maryfest, Inc.) is a non-profit 501(c)4 organization. In addition to producing the annual Strawberry Festival in Marysville, WA, we travel to many other communities throughout Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Our goal, as ambassadors for Marysville and the surrounding communities, is to promote our beautiful city and encourage tourism to our area. Our participation at these regional festivals promotes a highly positive image of Marysville. Your generous contributions enable us to continue our mission of good stewardship.