Building on the overwhelming success of the first annual, New Year’s Eve Downeast Lobstah Drop, organizers, under the direction of event producer, business owner, and Machias resident Bill Burke, are laying the foundation for the first-ever Bold Coast Sea & Sky Festival, co-organized by Machias Rotary, and we want you to be a part!

The Festival, to be held at numerous venues throughout the community, will be a family-friendly array of activities highlighting the rich and varied hallmarks of the region. Events include music and concerts, hot air balloon, a medieval reenactment, children’s educational and recreational activities, artists and crafters, a medieval fair, and a Triathlon relay just to name a few.

This festival will both spark, and feed tourism, positively impacting the economic welfare of our community, as well as provide exciting family entertainment and educational fun for all ages.

Like the Lobstah Drop, it is a non-profit activity, run entirely by volunteers. Our goal is to put on a colorful, and enjoyable event that builds community spirit and enhances the region’s economy!

We are currently looking for volunteers, businesses, organizations, and exhibitors that would like to learn more, and be a part of the planning, as well as the production.

To raise the necessary funds to mount a successful, world-class festival, a wide variety of gift and sponsorship opportunities has been developed, and are included within these pages. Each gift, whether purely charitable, or including a marketing benefit for the donor, is an investment in our region. There are many unique opportunities to participate as an event sponsor.

We hope you’ll join us at any of the following levels, or work with our team to create a customized partnership that benefits our common audience.

Friend of the Festival $500 and Up

As a Friend of the Festival sponsor, you will have space in a premier location on the festival grounds. With space on the grounds, you can promote your product through demonstrations, samples, giveaways and free-to-enter raffles. Your participation will be included on our Web site’s sponsorship page with a link and your company logo.

Pancake Breakfast $500.00

Every morning, hundreds of hungry festival-goers will make their way to the “Maine: eating tent to enjoy hot, fluffy blueberry pancake. Your company can be associated with the warm, fussy feeling a good hearty breakfast brings to out guests. Your company logo will be placed in front of the eating tent during the pancake breakfast each morning, as well as on our website’s sponsors page with your logo and a link to you company’s website.

Information Booth Sponsor $750.00 per exposure side

The Information Booth will be near the Chamber office. This is a place everyone goes for information and for festival t-shirts. A popular spot, you can place your company name and logo on one side of this booth–or all four it you would like! Your presence also will be included on our website’s sponsors page with your logo and a link to you company’s website.

  • 1 Festival t-shirt

Specialty Tent Sponsorship $1,500 and Up

The festival grounds feature specialty tents that are visited by our attendees. Your company logo will get great exposure and will be place at the entrance of a tent, as well as on our website’s sponsor’s page, along with a link to your company’s website.

  • 1 pass to ride the tethered Hot Air Balloon
  • 2 pancake breakfast passes
  • 1 Festival t-shirt

Major Tent Sponsorship $3,000 and Up

Main Stage entertainment venue, “Main Food Tent.” and Commercial Tents located in the heart of the festival grounds offer several unique and high-profile opportunities to get your name and message out to eager festival crowds.

  • 2 passes to ride the tethered Hot Air Balloon
  • 2 pancake breakfast passes
  • 2 festival t-shirts

Official Tee-Shirt Sponsor $5,000

If you would like to feature your brand logo on volunteer tee-shirts then we urge you to consider becoming the Official Tee Shirt Sponsor for the 1st Annual Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival July 15-17, 2016. This is terrific way to not only show your support for this historic festival but to benefit from prime exposure during and after the festival as well. These will be highly sought after tee-shirts and will only be made available to those amazing and dedicated folks who volunteer their time with us this year.

Other Prime Benefits Include:

  • Immediate and continual web exposure with logo branding as well as a partnership link on our website and social media outlets.
    • 2 passes to ride the tethered Hot Air Balloon
    • 2 pancake breakfast passes
    • 2 festival t-shirts
  • Key collateral placement on the festival grounds
  • Acknowledgement in Official Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival Program guide distributed throughout the ground as a complementary take away

 Official Sponsors $10,000

As an official sponsor, your company will benefit from maximum exposure leveraged through significant branding placement at the premier Summer Festival of coastal Maine. Key collateral throughout the grounds are offered, as well as the opportunity to be a important part of this historic 3 day 1st Annual Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival July 15-17, 2016 event with exposure to over 5-10,000 visitors. In addition to a strong on-site presence during the festival itself. Official Sponsorship agreements include immediate year-long and continual featured web exposure on both our website and social media outlets.  Banner on Hot Air Balloon Basket.

Other Prime Benefits Include:

  • Full page advertisement in the Machias Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival Program guide distributed throughout the ground as a complementary take away
  • Company logo and key partnership link on our Bold Coast Sea and Sky website and social media outlets
  • Key collateral placement throughout the festival grounds
  • Opportunities to promote your company with an on-site presence
  • Opportunity to serve as a guest MC at a music stage event of your choice
    • 2 passes to ride in the tethered Hot Air Balloon
    • 2 pancake breakfast passes
    • 2 festival t-shirts
  • Other benefits to be negotiated and tailored based on Sponsor’s needs and festival availability

Let’s get Creative 

The festival is full of fun events that draw large crowds of participants as well as spectators. You company logo will be placed on the grounds for all to see in addition to our websites sponsors page, along with your logo and a link to you company’s website. Events include Children’s Fun Run, Children’s Parade, Corn Hole Toss, Kid’s Lobster Eating Contest, Adult 5k Road Race, Human Foosball Court, and more.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival.

Please make checks out to Washington County Association of Retarded Citizens (WCARC) and mail to:

WCARC
2 North Street
Machias, Maine 04654

OR

Pat’s Pizza
PO Box 82
Machias, ME 04654

For information gifts and sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Bill Burke

Phone: 207-974-9694
Email: derusha@msn.com