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2018 Southwest Florida Heritage Festival

February 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - February 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
2018 Southwest Florida Heritage Festival

We are excited to announce this year’s Southwest Heritage Festival will be a 2 day event!

2018 Southwest Florida Heritage Festival

2018 Southwest Florida Heritage Festival, Feb 24/25 2018        

Annual Fundraising Event Focused on Education and Florida History

Sarasota, Fl— 2018 Southwest Florida Heritage FestivalToday Crowley Museum and Nature Center announced upcoming date for this year’s 2018 Southwest Florida Heritage Festival, ” On February 24th – 25 from 9 am – 5 pm we will be celebrating the agricultural history of Southwest Florida and the pioneers that preceded us”.

“This one of a kind event will focus on history and education. We will offer a number of homesteading skills workshops and demonstrations. There will be a number of activities for the kids as well. Admission is $10 per carload (carpooling encouraged) and $5 per motorcycle

Positive Community Impact

Many local residents have already attended the 2018 Southwest Florida Heritage Festival event in the past, again we are focusing on giving the attendees an experience, bringing them into the past and giving them an introduction to skills they can use in the future. Crowley Museum and Nature Center, a 501(3) C Non Profit Organization, recently committed to expanding the annual 2018 Southwest Florida Heritage Festival to provide a fun venue to re-connect visitors with the past as well as to promote their upcoming Folk School Classes. 2018 Southwest Florida Heritage Festival will enable Crowley Museum and Nature Center to continue to educate the community, school groups about the importance of agriculture, conservation and history.

“Crowley Museum & Nature Center is a glimpse of history and heritage of our area. ,” said Jerri Anne Phillips, Visitor, Crowley Museum and Nature Center. “This is a must see for anyone interested in the history and present nature of Florida..”

2018 Southwest Florida Heritage Festival – What you will experience

2018 Southwest Florida Heritage Festival will offer the following demonstrations and more

  • Pioneer Cooking
  • Bee Keeping
  • Goat milking
  • Archery
  • Petting Zoo/Pony Rides
  • Historic Building Tours
  • Gardening, Nature Walks and more…

Crowley Museum and Nature Center is a farmstead established in 1878 expanded to include 191-acres. Site includes rare Florida habitat, pioneer buildings, and heritage farm animals. For 40 years Crowley has provided children’s programming that explores pioneer history, develops self-reliance, creates a connection to nature, and imparts practical skills for living like wilderness survival and farming in a real world setting. Our members provide support for our quality programming. To become a member please visit http://crowleyfl.org/support/become-member/ thank you.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Cattle Baron – Title Sponsorship – $2500 (1 opportunity) Optional company name added to event title, Logo on banner at entrance of event (provided by sponsor), 4 announcements recognizing sponsor made during event , 24 entry tickets/free preferred  parking, Primary logo placement and recognition on social media, event website, and program. Sponsorship information and quote in event press release. 10×10 booth in prime location, Banner at welcome table at guest entrance. First Opportunity at 2019 sponsorship

Pioneer – Media/Print Sponsorship – $2000 (1 opportunity)  One of a kind opportunity to  support this  event with customizable financial/ and in-kind service.  Call for details. Also includes 4 announcements made during event , 6 entry tickets/free preferred  parking, logo placement and recognition on social media, website, and program, 10×10 booth in prime location

Troubadour – Stage Sponsorships/Entertainment – $1500  (2 opportunities ) – Banner displayed on one of 2 stages (provided by sponsor) 4 announcements made during event , 6 entry tickets/free preferred  parking, logo placement and recognition on social media, website, and program, 10×10 booth near 1 of 2 stage locations

Homesteader– Presenting Sponsorship $750  (4 opportunities ) –  Up to 2 Banners displayed at Learning Center (where educational presentations on homesteading skills and Florida Pioneer History will be presented) (provided by sponsor) 4 announcements made during event , 6 entry tickets/free preferred  parking, logo placement and recognition on social media, website, and program, 10×10 booth

Bronco Buster – Kids Zone Sponsorship $500 (4 opportunities available) – Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, other fun activities for kids throughout the day. Banner placement in Kid Zone (provided by sponsor) recognition on social media, event website, and program. 10×10 booth in area close to Kid Zone.

Shuttle Sponsor – $375 Logo on Banner displayed on 2 sides of continuously running shuttle for the duration of the event, 6 entry tickets/free preferred parking, logo placement and recognition on social media, website, and program

Vendor Breakfast Sponsor – $200 – Logo Placement and marketing material space from 6 am – 10 am  in serving area, 4 entry tickets/free preferred parking, logo placement  and recognition on social media, website, and program

Hospitality Sponsor – $175 – Banner (sponsor provided) at one of covered seating/ hospitality areas  on-site at the event

Vendor Boot Spaces are 10×10 – Price based on location. (Current Crowley members receive additional $10 discount if membership current at time of event):

Prime Location (Pioneer Area) – $120 ($40 discount if 30 min presentation done on Heritage Skills/ Homesteading/Livestock husbandry, Florida History)

Prime Location ( Learning Center Area) $100 ($40 discount if 30 min presentation done on Heritage Skills/ Homesteading/Livestock husbandry, Florida History)

Main Field – Retail or Craft Vendor $75.00  (Across from Learning Center)

Non Profit 10×10 space – $20 (Across from Learning Center)

For more information on sponsoring or becoming a vendor call 813-789-0904

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