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Why sponsor Strolling of the Heifers?

To learn more or to arrange for sponsorship, contact:

ORLY MUNZING

Founder & Executive Director 802-258-7070  orly@strollingoftheheifers.com

2014 Program Book (PDF) 2014 Thank You ad (PDF)

Sponsorship benefits at a glance (click grid to enlarge):


Great exposure for your business or organization

Your sponsorship enables your brand, your products and services, and your people to be seen and to interact with the many thousands of people who come to the events. And each sponsor receives a number of other direct benefits, as listed in the Sponsorship Benefits chart.

Strolling of the Heifers Weekend, the Slow Living Summit, our Farm/Food Business Plan Competition and the Locavore Index could not exist without the generous support of our annual sponsors.

With a Strolling of the Heifers event marketing package, your firm, organization or brand will profit from:

  • Multiple opportunities to expose your brand and interact directly with our huge crowd of tens of thousands of people
  • Association with the overwhelmingly positive public image of Strolling of the Heifers, as portrayed in widespread media exposure
  • Alignment of your brand with our goals of supporting sustainable agriculture, local food, renewable energy, green building and healthy living practices.
  • Exposure of your brand and logo through our marketing and PR outreach program

All sponsorships help nurture New England’s family farms by raising awareness of their importance to our quality of life and in our region’s heritage.

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What We do

Our mission is to help sustain family farms by connecting people with healthy local food and with the people who produce it. In addition to the events of Strolling of the Heifers weekend, we present:

  • The annual Slow Living Summit, a Brattleboro conference that gathers and connects people, businesses and organizations for a collaborative examination of key questions facing our world and our communities.
  • The Vermont Farm/Food Business Plan Competition, which encourages innovation and entrepreneurship at farm and food businesses.
  • The Strolling of the Heifers Locavore Index, which promotes the value of local farms and local foods by ranking the 50 states in terms of their commitment to local food
  • In the planning stages: a year-round Main Street farm and food educational center.

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Events available for sponsorship

The 5th annual Slow Living Summit — June 3-4-5, 2015

A conference about how people, communities, businesses and organizations can thrive by being more mindful, reflective, co-operative, sustainable and resilient. Slow Living means becoming more strongly connected to the land, our communities and our neighbors.

CheeseVillageStroll Street Festival — Friday June 5, 2015, 5:30-8:30 p.m An agricultural Mardi Gras on Main Street with culinary competition, Gallery Walk, music, food and fun.

The world famous Strolling of the Heifers Parade — Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Our signature event, attracting tens of thousands of people. This unique, whimsical, peaceful version of the Running of the Bulls features scores of lovable, well-groomed and decorated heifer calves led by future farmers, followed by a stream of cows, oxen, horses, goats, llamas, chickens floats, tractors, bands, clowns and much more.

Slow Living Expo — Saturday, June 6, 2015, all day

An 11 acre festival featuring food, entertainment, animals, demonstrations, cheese village, craft show, forestry exhibit, energy pavilion, music, dancing & family fun. The Expo spotlights and invites vendor participation related to:

  • Local agriculture and healthy, locally produced foods and fibers
  • Wellness and healthy lifestyles
  • Renewable energy resources of all kinds
  • Sustainably operated retail and manufacturing
  • Local and regional art, crafts, entertainment and education
  • Green building construction and renovation resources

Farmers’ Breakfast — Sunday, June 7, 2015

A bounteous feast featuring local and regional foods.

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Cycling Tour de Heifer — Sunday, June 7, 2015

A set of challenging but highly scenic farm-to-farm dirt-road rides with 15-mile, 30-mile and 60-mile routes, providing opportunities for young and old to explore our regional farmlands and woodlands.

Farm Tour — Sunday, June 7, 2015 Educational visits to regional farms featuring special events, demonstrations and tours


Stroll by the numbers 2014


DETAILS OF SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

$25,000 Weekend Presenting Sponsor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Exclusive branding as presenting sponsor of all Strolling of the Heifers Weekend events
    • Custom-tailored brand and product exposure package
    • Saturday Slow Living Expo: FOUR 10′ x 10′ vending/sampling spaces
    • Friday evening Street Festival: vending/sampling opportunity
    • Sunday Tour de Heifer: Vending/sampling opportunity
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Slow Living Summit: full page, color, back cover ad in program book
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book full page back cover ad, color
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book listing in categorized vendor listing
    • Discounted rates for any additional advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • EXCLUSIVELY in all Stroll Weekend print ads, posters, rack cards; on front cover of Weekend Program book; in all email blasts; at top of program book acknowledgments page; at top of post-weekend acknowledgments ad
    • Tour de Heifer: on cycling route map
    • Stroll website: text with logo on individual sponsor page (up to 200 words)
    • Stroll website: In the rotating sponsor banner in the footer (150+ pages)
    • Stroll website sponsor page
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • EXCLUSIVELY in all radio advertising
    • Stroll Facebook page
    • Stroll Pinterest
    • Stroll Tweets
    • Parade MC and BCTV announcers
    • Radio and TV interviews
    • Stroll press releases, as appropriate
    • Stroll email newsletters, as apropriate
    • Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • Post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • EXCLUSIVELY at the head of the Parade
    • Stroll Street Fair
    • Slow Living Summit Events
    • Tour de Heifer
    • Slow Living Expo
    • During the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)
  • Parade reviewing stand seats (2)

$15,000 Diamond Sponsor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Custom-tailored brand and product exposure package
    • Saturday Slow Living Expo: THREE 10′ x 10′ vending/sampling spaces
    • Friday evening Street Festival: vending/sampling opportunity
    • Sunday Tour de Heifer: Vending/sampling opportunity
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Slow Living Summit: full page ad in program book
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book full page color ad
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book listing in categorized vendor listing
    • Discounted rates for any additional advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • Tour de Heifer: on cycling route map
    • Stroll website: text with logo on individual sponsor page (up to 200 words)
    • Stroll website: In the rotating sponsor banner in the footer (150+ pages)
    • Stroll website sponsor page
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • Stroll Facebook page
    • Stroll Pinterest
    • Stroll Tweets
    • Parade MC and BCTV announcers
    • Radio and TV interviews
    • Stroll press releases, as appropriate
    • Stroll email newsletters, as apropriate
    • Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • Post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • Stroll Street Fair
    • Slow Living Summit Events
    • Tour de Heifer
    • Slow Living Expo
    • During the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)
  • Parade reviewing stand seats (2)

$12,000 Platinum Sponsor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Custom-tailored brand and product exposure package
    • Saturday Slow Living Expo: THREE 10′ x 10′ vending/sampling spaces
    • Friday evening Street Festival: vending/sampling opportunity
    • Sunday Tour de Heifer: Vending/sampling opportunity
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Slow Living Summit: full page ad in program book
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book full page ad
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book listing in categorized vendor listing
    • Discounted rates for any additional advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • Tour de Heifer: on cycling route map
    • Stroll website: text with logo on individual sponsor page (up to 200 words)
    • Stroll website: In the rotating sponsor banner in the footer (150+ pages)
    • Stroll website sponsor page
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • Stroll Facebook page
    • Stroll Pinterest
    • Stroll Tweets
    • Parade MC and BCTV announcers
    • Radio and TV interviews
    • Stroll press releases, as appropriate
    • Stroll email newsletters, as apropriate
    • Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • Post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • Stroll Street Fair
    • Slow Living Summit Events
    • Tour de Heifer
    • Slow Living Expo
    • During the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)
  • Parade reviewing stand seats (2)

$9,000 Gold Sponsor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Custom-tailored brand and product exposure package
    • Saturday Slow Living Expo: TWO 10′ x 10′ vending/sampling spaces
    • Friday evening Street Festival: vending/sampling opportunity
    • Sunday Tour de Heifer: Vending/sampling opportunity
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Slow Living Summit: half page ad in program book
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book full page ad
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book listing in categorized vendor listing
    • Discounted rates for any additional advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • Tour de Heifer: on cycling route map
    • Stroll website: text with logo on individual sponsor page (up to 200 words)
    • Stroll website: In the rotating sponsor banner in the footer (150+ pages)
    • Stroll website sponsor page
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • Stroll Facebook page
    • Stroll Pinterest
    • Stroll Tweets
    • Parade MC and BCTV announcers
    • Radio and TV interviews
    • Stroll press releases, as appropriate
    • Stroll email newsletters, as apropriate
    • Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • Post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • Stroll Street Fair
    • Slow Living Summit Events
    • Tour de Heifer
    • Slow Living Expo
    • During the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)
  • Parade reviewing stand seats (2)

$6,000 Silver Sponsor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Custom-tailored brand and product exposure package
    • Saturday Slow Living Expo: TWO 10′ x 10′ vending/sampling spaces
    • Sunday Tour de Heifer: Vending/sampling opportunity
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Slow Living Summit: 1/4 page ad in program book
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book 1/2 page ad
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book listing in categorized vendor listing
    • Discounted rates for any additional advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • Tour de Heifer: on cycling route map
    • Stroll website: text with logo on individual sponsor page (up to 200 words)
    • Stroll website: In the rotating sponsor banner in the footer (150+ pages)
    • Stroll website sponsor page
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • Stroll Facebook page
    • Stroll Pinterest
    • Stroll Tweets
    • Parade MC and BCTV announcers
    • Radio and TV interviews
    • Stroll press releases, as appropriate
    • Stroll email newsletters, as apropriate
    • Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • Post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • Slow Living Expo
    • During the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)
  • Parade reviewing stand seats (2)

$3,000 Bronze Sponsor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Custom-tailored brand and product exposure package
    • Saturday Slow Living Expo: ONE 10′ x 10′ vending/sampling spaces
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Slow Living Summit: 1/8 page ad in program book
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book 1/4 page ad
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book listing in categorized vendor listing
    • Discounted rates for any additional advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • Stroll website: text with logo on individual sponsor page (up to 200 words)
    • Stroll website: In the rotating sponsor banner in the footer (150+ pages)
    • Stroll website sponsor page
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • Radio and TV interviews
    • Stroll press releases, as appropriate
    • Stroll email newsletters, as apropriate
    • Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • Post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • During the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)
  • Parade reviewing stand seats (2)

$1,500 Crystal Vendor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Saturday Slow Living Expo: ONE 10′ x 10′ vending/sampling spaces
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book 1/8 page ad
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book listing in categorized vendor listing
    • Discounted rates for any additional advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • Stroll website: In the rotating sponsor banner in the footer (150+ pages)
    • Stroll website sponsor page
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • Post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • During the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)

$600 Patron Vendor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Saturday Slow Living Expo: ONE 10′ x 10′ vending/sampling spaces
  • Sponsorship credit:
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book 1/16 page ad
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book listing in categorized vendor listing
    • Discounted rates for any advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • Stroll website sponsor page
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • Post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad

$275 Supporting Vendor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Saturday Slow Living Expo: ONE 10′ x 10′ vending/sampling spaces
  • Sponsorship credit:
    • Stroll Weekend Program Book listing in categorized vendor listing
    • Discounted rates for any advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • Stroll website sponsor page
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • Post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad

$125 Friday Street Festival Vendor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Friday evening Street Festival: ONE 10’x10’ space
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Listing in categorized vendor listing in Stroll Weekend Program Tab
    • Discounted rates for any program book advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • On the Stroll website sponsor page
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • In Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • In post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad

$125+ Friend of the Stroll

  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • On the Stroll website sponsor page
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • In Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • In post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad