Sponsorship Opportunities

The Gulf Coast Oktoberfest sponsored by Geier’s Sausage Kitchen and is being held at at Westfield Sarasota Square Mall South Lot located a 8201 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238. The Event will run from 11am – 8pm for 2 days on Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th.

The event will feature German and American Food / Beer, Live German Music, Games, Costume and Dance Contests, a merchant / vendor area and more. This event is the perfect opportunity to experience a little bit of Germany with some American options for the not so adventurous.

We have secured Hafenkapelle (haf-en-ka-pell-la) a 16 piece costumed fest band located in Cape Coral, Florida. They are the house band for the Cape Coral Oktoberfest and play throughout the year at different events. They will be playing Saturday - September 24th from 2pm - 7pm.

We have also secured Die Musik der Fruheren Jahre or if you prefer just plain "Oli and the Frankfurters" to play Friday - September 23rd from 2pm - 7pm. They are a 5 piece band who has been bringing old style German music to audiences in Southwest Florida area since 1992.

We are anticipating 5000 attendees over the 2 days. We have already secured a media sponsorship with the Herald Tribune / Sarasota Ticket and Westfield Sarasota Square to help increase marketing exposure and that of our sponsors. We will also have a strong online presence as well via the website and social media.

Event Website: www.gulfcoastoktoberfest.com

Our Mission:

Our mission is to host successful, first-class events. Our desire is for the Gulf Coast Oktoberfest to be a premier event, bringing people together, promoting the Sarasota / Bradenton Area.

Our Partnership:

Our desire is to partner with the right businesses and groups to build productive, long term relationships that produce results. We deeply value our partnership with our sponsors and will ensure to serve as good stewards of your generous services and gift. We are committed to results and to delivering valuable benefits to our sponsors.

Note: We will customize sponsorships to meet specific marketing objectives and to enhance your partnership with the event. Please let us know any and all requests, and we will do what it takes to fulfill them.

We hope that you will consider a sponsorship or participate as a vendor/merchant to help:

  • Build upon existing customer relationships and create brand awareness among new and potential customers
  • Gain insight into new and existing customers' product knowledge of your brand
  • Gain exposure through our targeted marketing campaign; encompassing print, online and social media.
  • Reach targeted customers
  • We will need a verbal / email commitment no later than September 12th, 2016 to include your logo include in print ads and posters.

...still have questions call 941-275-9096

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Corporate Sponsor- $1,000

  • 10 x 10 space at event (Tent, table and linen included unless you prefer to use your own tent)
  • Company logo included on stage banner
  • Company Logo with link to website on sponsor page
  • Company description included on website
  • Company Logo included in all eblasts
  • Company Logo included on all social media campaigns
  • Recognition during stage announcements
  • Company Name listed in all press releases
  • Opportunity to address the attendees from the stage for 3 minutes
  • Company Logo on posters and print ads

Business Sponsor- $500

  • 10 x 10 space at event (Tent, table and linen included unless you prefer to use your own tent)
  • Company logo included on stage banner
  • Company Logo with link to website on sponsor page
  • Company description included on website
  • Company Logo included in all eblasts
  • Company Logo included on all social media campaigns
  • Recognition during stage announcements

Food Vendor- $300

  • 10 x 10 space at event
  • Company Name and brand presence on sponsor page of website
  • Company Name included in eblasts
  • Company Name included on social media posts
  • Food vendor approval is based on non-competing items.

Merchandise / Art & Craft Vendor- $100

  • 10 x 10 space at event
  • Company Name and brand presence on sponsor page of website
  • Company Name included in eblasts
  • Company Name included on social media posts
  • Please review the vendor guidelines attached below prior to committing to this level of sponsorship.

Game Sponsor- $100

  • Game station of your choice branded with your company logo with tee sign
  • Company Name and brand presence on sponsor page of website


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