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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

2013 Strolling of the Heifers Program Book (PDF)

Sponsor Info Packet PDF

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

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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. Our 2014 focus is a holistic exploration of Health, Wellness, Healing and Happiness.
  • 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 4th annual Slow Living Summit — June 4-5-6, 2014

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 6, 2014, 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 7, 2014 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 7, 2014, 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 8, 2014

A bounteous feast featuring local and regional foods.

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Cycling Tour de Heifer — Sunday, June 8, 2014

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 8, 2014 Educational visits to regional farms featuring special events, demonstrations and tours

Click here to view a PDF of the 2013 Stroll Weekend program book.


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 Slow Living and Strolling of the Heifers Weekend events
    • Custom-tailored brand and product exposure package, including brand association with specific Slow Living and Strolling of the Heifers Weekend events
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Slow Living Expo, Saturday (Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) — 10’x30’ space
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Friday evening Street Festival (5:30-8:30 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Sunday Tour de Heifer (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Listing in categorized vendor listing in Stroll Weekend Program Tab
    • Advertisement in Stroll Weekend Program Tab — Full page, back cover, color
    • Advertisement in Slow Living Summit program book — Full page, back cover, color
    • 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; prominently on all website pages; at top of all email blasts; on front cover of Weekend Program book, at top of program book acknowledgments page and at top of post-weekend acknowledgments ad in Brattleboro Reformer; in any TV PSAs*
    • On cycling route map for Tour de Heifer
    • In the rotating sponsor banner on Stroll website footer
    • On the Stroll website sponsor page
    • Text with logo on individual sponsor page (up to 200 words)
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • EXCLUSIVELY in radio PSAs*
    • In pre-weekend radio and TV interviews
    • As appropriate in Stroll press releases
    • As appropriate in Stroll email newsletters
    • On Stroll Facebook page
    • In Stroll Tweets
    • By parade MC and BCTV announcers
    • In Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • In post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • EXCLUSIVELY at the head of the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)
    • At the Slow Living Expo
    • At the Stroll Street Festival
    • At Slow Living Summit Events
    • At the Tour de Heifer
  • Parade reviewing stand seats (2)

*Subject to broadcaster approval

$15,000 Diamond Sponsor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Custom-tailored brand and product exposure package at appropriate Slow Living and Stroll Weekend events
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Slow Living Expo, Saturday (Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) — 10’x20’ space
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Friday evening Street Festival (5:30-8:30 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Sunday Tour de Heifer (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Listing in categorized vendor listing in Stroll Weekend Program Tab
    • Advertisement in Stroll Weekend Program Tab — Full page, color
    • Advertisement in Slow Living Summit program book — Full page B&W
    • Discounted rates for any additional advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • On cycling route map for Tour de Heifer
    • In the rotating sponsor banner on Stroll website footer
    • On the Stroll website sponsor page
    • Text with logo on individual sponsor page (up to 200 words)
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • In pre-weekend radio and TV interviews
    • As appropriate in Stroll press releases
    • As appropriate in Stroll email newsletters
    • On Stroll Facebook page
    • In Stroll Tweets
    • By parade MC and BCTV announcers
    • In Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • In post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • During the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)
    • At the Slow Living Expo
    • At the Stroll Street Festival
    • At Slow Living Summit Events
    • At the Tour de Heifer
  • Parade reviewing stand seats (2)

$12,000 Platinum Sponsor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Custom-tailored brand and product exposure package at appropriate Slow Living and Stroll Weekend events
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Slow Living Expo, Saturday (Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) — 10’x20’ space
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Friday evening Street Festival (5:30-8:30 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Sunday Tour de Heifer (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Listing in categorized vendor listing in Stroll Weekend Program Tab
    • Advertisement in Stroll Weekend Program Tab — Full page, B&W
    • Advertisement in Slow Living Summit program book — Full page ,B&W
    • Discounted rates for any additional advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • On cycling route map for Tour de Heifer
    • In the rotating sponsor banner on Stroll website footer
    • On the Stroll website sponsor page
    • Text with logo on individual sponsor page (up to 200 words)
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • In pre-weekend radio and TV interviews
    • As appropriate in Stroll press releases
    • As appropriate in Stroll email newsletters
    • On Stroll Facebook page
    • In Stroll Tweets
    • By parade MC and BCTV announcers
    • In Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • In post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • During the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)
    • At the Slow Living Expo
    • At the Stroll Street Festival
    • At Slow Living Summit Events
    • At the Tour de Heifer
  • Parade reviewing stand seats (2)

$8,000 Gold Sponsor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Custom-tailored brand and product exposure package at appropriate Slow Living and Stroll Weekend events
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Slow Living Expo, Saturday (Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Friday evening Street Festival (5:30-8:30 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Sunday Tour de Heifer (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Listing in categorized vendor listing in Stroll Weekend Program Tab
    • Advertisement in Stroll Weekend Program Tab — Full page, B&W
    • Advertisement in Slow Living Summit program book — Half page, B&W
    • Discounted rates for any additional advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • On cycling route map for Tour de Heifer
    • In the rotating sponsor banner on Stroll website footer
    • On the Stroll website sponsor page
    • Text with logo on individual sponsor page (up to 200 words)
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • In pre-weekend radio and TV interviews
    • As appropriate in Stroll press releases
    • As appropriate in Stroll email newsletters
    • On Stroll Facebook page
    • In Stroll Tweets
    • By parade MC and BCTV announcers
    • In Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • In post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • During the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)
    • At the Slow Living Expo
    • At the Stroll Street Festival
    • At Slow Living Summit Events
    • At the Tour de Heifer
  • Parade reviewing stand seats (2)

$6,000 Silver Sponsor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Custom-tailored brand and product exposure package at appropriate Slow Living and Stroll Weekend events
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Slow Living Expo, Saturday (Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Sunday Tour de Heifer (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Listing in categorized vendor listing in Stroll Weekend Program Tab
    • Advertisement in Stroll Weekend Program Tab — Half page, B&W
    • Advertisement in Slow Living Summit program book — Quarter page, B&W
    • Discounted rates for any additional advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • On cycling route map for Tour de Heifer
    • In the rotating sponsor banner on Stroll website footer
    • On the Stroll website sponsor page
    • Text with logo on individual sponsor page (up to 200 words)
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • In pre-weekend radio and TV interviews
    • As appropriate in Stroll press releases
    • As appropriate in Stroll email newsletters
    • On Stroll Facebook page
    • In Stroll Tweets
    • By parade MC and BCTV announcers
    • In Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • In post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • During the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)
    • At the Slow Living Expo

$3,000 Bronze Sponsor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Custom-tailored brand and product exposure package at appropriate Slow Living and Stroll Weekend events
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Slow Living Expo, Saturday (Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Listing in categorized vendor listing in Stroll Weekend Program Tab
    • Advertisement in Stroll Weekend Program Tab — Quarter page, B&W
    • Advertisement in Slow Living Summit program book — Eighth page, B&W
    • Discounted rates for any additional advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • In the rotating sponsor banner on Stroll website footer
    • On the Stroll website sponsor page
    • Text with logo on individual sponsor page (up to 200 words)
  • Your sponsor or brand NAME mentioned or listed:
    • In pre-weekend radio and TV interviews
    • As appropriate in Stroll press releases
    • As appropriate in Stroll email newsletters
    • In Stroll Weekend Program acknowledgments page
    • In post-weekend full-page “thank-you” ad
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • During the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)

$1,250 Crystal Vendor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Slow Living Expo, Saturday (Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Listing in categorized vendor listing in Stroll Weekend Program Tab
    • Advertisement in Stroll Weekend Program Tab — Eighth page, B&W
    • Discounted rates for any additional advertising or color upgrade
  • Your sponsor or brand LOGO placed:
    • In the rotating sponsor banner on Stroll website footer
    • 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
  • Your sponsor or brand BANNERS carried or displayed prominently:
    • During the Parade (sponsor provides banner carriers)

$600 Patron Vendor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Slow Living Expo, Saturday (Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) — 10’x10’ or 10′x20′ space, at your option
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Listing in categorized vendor listing in Stroll Weekend Program Tab
    • Advertisement in Stroll Weekend Program Tab — 1/16 page, B&W
    • Discounted rates for any additional 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

$275 Supporting Vendor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Slow Living Expo, Saturday (Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) — 10’x10’ space
  • Generous advertising space and sponsorship credit:
    • Listing in categorized vendor listing in Stroll Weekend Program Tab
    • Discounted rates for any 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 Friday Street Festival Vendor

  • BRANDING/VENDING/SAMPLING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Sponsor vending/sampling opportunity at the Friday evening Street Festival (5:30-8:30 p.m.) — 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

$100+ 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