Become a Cowboy Way MayFest Sponsor!
Events such as the Cowboy Way MayFest 2018 depend on the generosity and volunteer spirit of our Sponsosrs. We are so very grateful. Without such support we could not bring you the very best event possible. The Cowboy Way of Life is integral to our American Culture. Cowboys and cowboy-isms are interwoven in the very fabric of our society. We hardly realize what a strong influence the Cowboy Icon still maintains today. Cowboys and Indians are uniquely American. Although kin to the Vaquero and Outback settlers, the whole World looks to the USA for the iconic Cowboy and Indian.
In order to present a top-notch event to our Southern Oklahoma Region a minimum budget of nearly $40,000 for the Cowboy Way MayFest 2018 is required. These funds cover airfare, hotel, & meals for the celebrities, payments for the bands/performers, event programs, and advertising costs. And of course, the Cowboy Way MayFest hopes to raise funds beyond the event costs in order to help support charities who support the Cowboy Way of Life.
Event Sponsorships of $10,000 to $250 are available. Click here for details on the levels. All event sponsors will have the right of first refusal for all future Cowboy Way MayFests and we will do all that we can to advertise our sponsors appropriately. We Thank You in advance for your generosity. Funds will be needed starting early in January 2018 to cover airfare and 50% of performers’ booking fees. The balance will be needed no later than the first of April 2018. Please provide a Letter of Sponsorship Intent at your earliest convenience as bands and celebrities have been booked. We are actually already booking for 2019!
WHY Become a 2018 Cowboy Way MayFest Sponsor?
Statistics and Information on the previous Cowboy Way MayFest, May 2017:
The First Annual Cowboy Way Fest was held in May 2017 in Gene Autry, OK and featured three days of cowboy & classic country music, sixteen Hollywood celebrities from 1950s/60s film and television shows, and even an authentic chuck wagon cook! Attendees enjoyed the Festival and toured area attractions such as Lake Murray, Chickasaw Cultural Center, Ardmore, OK, and more.
The 2018 Cowboy Way MayFest has been moved to Downtown Ardmore, OK accommodating a much larger attendance. With eleven cast members from “The Virginian” television series, event organizers expect to increase attendance by 50% or better for 2018. The Virginian Posse (fan club) boasts a worldwide membership of 35,000+; less than 2.5% is needed to attend for a hugely successful event. It is known, a group of fans is planning to attend from Austrailia.
In addition, a dedicated group of Texas and Oklahoma Western Performers (poets and musicians) are providing the entertainment for the event drawing in Western, Western Swing, and pure Country Music fans from across the country, especially Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.
The 2017 First Annual Cowboy Way Fest statistics include:
- Brought in 400+ individual adults to Carter County, OK
- Yielded an average daily attendance over 3 days of 249 people per day
- 70% traveled from out of state and stayed in local hotels for 2 to 7 nights
- 85% of rooms at the LaQuinta Ardmore were filled by the 2017 Cowboy Way Fest
- 75% of attendees were 50 or older
- 15% traveled in RVs and stayed at local RV parks for up to two full weeks
- 30% of attendees were from Oklahoma
- 5% of attendees were from outside of the USA
- Only 5% of attendees were from Carter County, OK
- Attendees paid an average of $92 per person admission to attend the 2017 Cowboy Way Fest. This does not include meals, souvenirs, or gift items.
- Each attendee received one complimentary event program and had the option to buy more realizing a readership of nearly 6,000 for the event programs
- As of January 31, 2018, advanced registration is double from that of January 31, 2017
Event organizer, Leslei Fisher is working with the cooperation of the Ardmore Main Street Authority, the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Ardmore to bring the Cowboy Way MayFest to Ardmore, OK as a permanent annual event with the goal of expanding it to showcase everything related to the mystique of the Cowboy for all ages. Added to the 2018 Cowboy Way MayFest is a FREE, open to the public, “campfire” sing-a-long on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 6 to 9pm. (The “campfire’ will likely be virtual).
Program Guide Ad Space
The 2018 Cowboy Way MayFest Program Guide is provided to each attendee as well as additional copies are sold during and after the Cowboy Way MayFest. The Program Guide is 48 full color pages on glossy paper and includes photos and bios of all the celebrities and performers from the 2018 Cowboy Way MayFest. Also included are maps and event schedules. It is estimated that over 6000 people will read one of the 2018 Cowboy Way MayFest Program Guides! For ad pricing, click here.
Thank You for Your Generous Support!
Thank you for your time and thoughtful consideration. With great community leaders like you, we are able to keep Carter County and Southern Oklahoma a strong, robust community.
Contact Leslei Fisher, 580.768.5559, CowboyWayFest@gmail.com as required. Thank you!