The Mark Twain Wild West Fest
October 21, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm
Main Street, Angels Camp, California

Sponsorship Proposal

 Produced by the Angels Camp Commemorative Committee

A Subsidiary of the Angels Camp Business Association

Physical Address: 300 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222

Mailing Address: PO Box 62, Angels Camp CA 95222

http://www.marktwainwildwestfest.com

The Mark Twain Wild West Fest  seeks to develop strategic alliances with businesses and individuals looking to align themselves with a world class event celebrating the global literary figure Mark Twain, who had a major impact on Angels Camp and also became world famous as a result of his time here. The event represents excellence, quality of service, strong community involvement, and of course making the impossible possible. We seek sponsors who not only share these values but want to work with us to make an even greater impact on our community.

The Angels Camp Commemorative Committee is a committee of the Angels Camp Business Association, a California tax-exempt non-profit corporation, FEIN 75-3225426.

The Mark Twain Wild West Fest will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm, on Main Street in historic downtown Angels Camp. The inimitable, immersive, description-defying, high-camp and whimsical Mark Twain Wild West Fest promises to be a living interpretation and celebration of the 19th Century Wild West Gold Rush era in the Mother Lode.

Between 6,000 and 8,000 are expected to attend the daytime street festival.

The Mark Twain Wild West Fest started out years ago as ‘Gold Rush Day’ honoring special milestones in Angels Camp history,” says Anne Forrest, chairman of the Angels Camp Commemorative Committee. “In 2015, we planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mark Twain’s time in Angels Camp and the Mother Lode, but had to cancel the event because of the Butte Fire that devastated a good portion of our county.

“As we began to plan for 2016, we realized that not only did Mark Twain have a lasting influence on Angels Camp, but Angels Camp had a significant impact on Samuel Clemens, aka, Mark Twain. His tale, ‘The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,’ which he heard at the bar of the Angels Hotel, was his first work to gain worldwide fame. Angels Camp is truly the place where Mark Twain found his voice,” concludes Anne.

Featured are:

  • Three stages of non-stop music, comedy and entertainment;
  • Roving street performers, magicians, jugglers, musicians, honky-tonk piano players and dance hall girls;
  • Beer, wine and food;
  • Gun-slinging cowboys and outlaws and shoot-out reenactments, as well as villains and damsels in distress;
  • Gold miners, their encampment and gold panning demonstrations;
  • A flapjack breakfast;
  • Over 80 street vendors of all descriptions,
  • … and more.

Admission, parking and shuttle services are FREE all day.

In addition, legendary historical literary figures, entertainers and iconic personalities who made the American West great will be in attendance, including Mark Twain himself. Entertainment will also feature a children’s storytelling workshop with Mark Twain, a Liar’s Contest, the Gold Rush Village, and other activities for adults and children of all ages.

This year, the Mark Twain Wild West Fest is offering raffle tickets for $10 each with the grand prize of Six Gold Nuggets valued at approximately $5,800.00. Raffle tickets may be purchased online through http://www.marktwainwildwestfest.com, or at local retailers, events and the festival.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to attend in costume… Wild West, Western, Gold Rush, Steampunk, Edwardian, Victorian, Gothic and attire of the era. Costume contests will be held throughout the day.

For additional information: http://www.marktwainwildwestfest.com

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Mark Twain Wild West Fest (MTWWF) is being aggressively promoted to a broad demographic through traditional media and social media marketing to the tri-county area of Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne Counties, California.

In the major markets of the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland, San Jose, and Sacramento, the central valley cities of Stockton and Modesto, and Nevada cities including Reno, the Carson Valley area, Virginia City and South Lake Tahoe, the MTWWF is being promoted via an aggressive and ongoing publicity campaign directed at mainstream media entertainment and travel sections, and a targeted social media campaign reaching wine country aficionados, weekend travelers and vacationers, Western and Gold Rush culture and history enthusiasts, and many other vertical advertising niche audiences.

Statistics: The nine-countySan Francisco Bay Area is home to approximately 7.65 million people.

City + 25-miles:            Population                   Facebook Potential Targeted Advertising Audience Reach

San Francisco          864,816                      6,900 per day

Oakland                     422,856                      6,700 per day

San Jose                   1,015,785                  6,900 per day

Sacramento              485,199                      5,400 per day

Mother Lode – $5,000 and up and/or equivalent of in-kind service

Top position company name and logo on all promotional materials.

  • Photo opportunity with Mark Twain & Stella McGuire prior to the event and used in
  • Public acknowledgement by the emcee throughout the day and at opening ceremony
  • One vendor space and dedicated banner located within event
  • Company bio featured on marktwainwildwestfest.com and social media
  • Company name and logo listed on event banner and displayed prominently at
  • Ten complimentary meal tickets for day of event to share with clients and
  • Five Tickets – Fistful of Gold Nuggets or Cash Raffle

Gold Nugget – $2,501 to -$4,999 and/or equivalent of in-kind service

  • Public acknowledgement by the emcee at opening
  • One vendor space and company banner located within event
  • Company bio featured on marktwainwildwestfest.com and social media
  • Company name and logo listed on event banner and displayed prominently at event.
  • Eight complimentary meal tickets for day of event to share with clients,
  • Four Tickets – Fistful of Gold Nuggets or Cash Raffle.

Lucky Strike – $1001 to $2500 and/or equivalent of an in-kind service

  • Public acknowledgement by the emcee at opening
  • Recognition on marktwainwildestfest.com and social media
  • Company name and logo listed on event
  • Six complimentary meal tickets for day of event to share with clients,
  • Three Tickets – Fistful of Gold Nuggets or Cash Raffle.

Gold Fever – $250 up to $1,000 and/or equivalent of an in-kind service

  • Recognition on marktwainwildestfest.com and other event
  • Company name and logo on event banner and displayed prominently at event.
  • Four complimentary meal tickets for day of event to share with clients,
  • Two Tickets – Fistful of Gold Nuggets or Cash Raffle.

“Prospectors” of the Mark Twain WildWest Fest – up to $249 and/or an in-kind service

  • Recognition on marktwainwildestfest.com and other event
  • Two complimentary meal tickets for day of event to share with clients,
  • One Ticket – Fistful of Gold Nuggets or Cash Raffle.

 

The Mark Twain Wild West Fest

FOR MORE INFO:

The Angels Camp Commemorative Committee is a committee of the Angels Camp Business Association, a California tax-exempt non-profit corporation, FEIN 75-3225426. If you have any questions or would like discuss additional opportunities please contact the ACBA Office at 736-1333 or at admin@angelscampbusiness.com