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Cooperstown Chamber Seeks 2011 PumpkinFest Sponsors and Vendors

July 15, 2011

Full Details Coming Soon at http://www.cooperstownchamber.org

July 15, 2011

Dear Friends,

I am writing to request your support as a sponsor for Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce’s annual PumpkinFest. This event has become a popular, regional, fall event and is seen as a tourism model for many communities throughout rural New York State. PumpkinFest 2011, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25, attracts a diverse audience to Cooperstown and the region from tourists, agricultural enthusiasts, “leaf peepers” and residents from many communities throughout New York State.

The Weigh-off and Regatta are the two feature components of PumpkinFest Weekend. Saturday’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off in Doubleday Field parking lot is held in collaboration with the New York State Giant Pumpkin Grower’s Association. Following months of meticulous care, giant pumpkins are trucked in from points across New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania for the exciting weigh-in and contest on Saturday. In addition, Saturday’s weigh-off will be complemented by a Pumpkin Inspired Food Contest with all recipes published and available for purchase at the event and beyond.

Sunday’s amazing Pumpkin Regatta at Lake Front Park is a unique and fun event for participants and spectators alike – a one-of-a-kind activity for a one-of-a-kind weekend, right here in Cooperstown! Following featured races for Event Sponsors and Pumpkin Growers, there will be special Community races to allow both local residents and visitors to paddle and compete. The day will be chock-full of fun children’s activities provided by a collaboration of businesses and organizations including Barnyard Swing Miniature Golf, Brookwood School, Farm & Field, Oneonta World of Learning, Smithy Pioneer Gallery and others. Musical performances by Phrog, a talented fivesome whose old, new and original blues, coupled with roots rock and roll, is being provided following the Regatta with thanks again to Cooperstown Concert Series!

With this in mind, we invite you to support PumpkinFest as a 2011 Sponsor with our assurances of ample recognition through well placed publicity articles and significant investment in advertising and promotion (details enclosed). For full promotional advantage, all contributions must be received in our office by August 31, so please don’t delay! Please join us in this exciting, fun and colorful celebration of fall.

Your support at any level is critical and much appreciated!

Sincerely,

Susan O’Handley

Executive Director

Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce

31 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326

(607) 547-9983

www.cooperstownchamber.org


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND BENEFITS

Sponsorship donations are due in our office no later than August 31 in order to be fully recognized in all advertising campaigns. Please submit with a completed Participation Form (Member/Non-Member).

Great Pumpkin (members $5,000 and up/non members: $6,000 and up)
Top placement in all advertising including radio, web, print, brochures, t-shirts & event signage including a Regatta Pumpkin; listing and link on dedicated event website; mention in all press release information (minimum 8 – released throughout a six-state radius), plus TV and radio interviews; up to three Regatta Pumpkins with your designees as paddlers; invitation to participate in the event as either a vendor or exhibitor for both days; up to 5 PumpkinFest t-shirts; Recipe Booklet Front Cover Logo placement.

Pumpkin Pie (members $3,000 -$4,999/non members $3500-$5999)
Secondary placement in all advertising including radio, web, print, brochures, t-shirts & event signage including a Regatta Pumpkin; listing and link on dedicated event website; mention in all press release information (minimum 8 – released throughout a six-state radius), plus TV and radio interviews; up to two Regatta Pumpkins with your designees as paddlers; invitation to participate in the event as either a vendor or exhibitor for both days; 4 PumpkinFest t-shirts; Recipe Booklet Back Cover Logo placement.

Pumpkin Spice (members $1,000-$2,999/non members $1250-$3499)

Tertiary placement in all advertising including radio, web, print, brochures, t-shirts & event signage including a Regatta Pumpkin; listing and link on dedicated event website; mention in all press release information (minimum 8 – released throughout a six-state radius), plus TV and radio interviews when space and time allows; up to one Regatta Pumpkin with your designee as paddler; invitation to participate in the event as either a vendor or exhibitor for both days; 3 PumpkinFest t-shirts; Recipe Booklet Back Cover Logo placement.

Jack-O-Lantern (members $500-$999/non members $750-$1249)

Placement in all advertising including radio, print, brochures, t-shirts & event signage; listing and link on dedicated event website; mention in press release information (minimum 8 – released throughout a six-state radius), plus TV and radio interviews when space and time allows; up to one Regatta Pumpkin with your designee as paddler; invitation to participate in the event as either a vendor or exhibitor for both days; 2 PumpkinFest t-shirts.

Pumpkin Paddler (members $250-$499/non members $325-$749)

Up to one Regatta Pumpkin with your designation of paddler; listing and link on dedicated event website; listing in printed brochure for weekend schedule; invitation to participate in the event as either a vendor or exhibitor for both days; 1 PumpkinFest t-shirts.

Pumpkin Peddler (members $100- $249/non members $125-$324) Vendors at this Level and Up

Listing and link on vendor section of dedicated event website; listing in printed brochure for weekend schedule; invitation to participate in the event as either a vendor or exhibitor for both days;

Pumpkin Seed (members $50-$99/non members $75-$124) Non Profit Exhibit Only

Listing and link on exhibitor/contributor section of dedicated event website, listing in printed brochure for weekend schedule; invitation to participate in the event as an exhibitor (no sales) for both days.

Note: All donations are greatly appreciated. Donations of Items and in-kind contributions are accepted and greatly appreciated for PumpkinFest use and will be acknowledged with notation of item and contributor. Thank you!

MEMBER Participation Form 2011 – Sponsor – Vendor – Exhibitor FINAL.doc

NON MEMBER Participation Form 2011 – Sponsor – Vendor – Exhibitor FINAL.doc

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