Wilmington’s Riverfest

For over 30 years, Wilmington’s Riverfest has boasted craft vendors, concessions, booths, a children’s play area, entertainment on various stages, Saturday night fireworks, an exciting acrobatic BMX Bike Show, and many other events. On the first full weekend of October each year, the Riverfest draws nearly a quarter-million people to downtown Wilmington, NC for a free fun-filled two days!

For as delightful as the festival is, the end result is one of the most rewarding gifts; we, the Riverfest committee, award scholarships for marine-related studies to Cape Fear Community College. We also donate to the Cape Fear River Watch. Through the sponsorships and donations from community businesses and organizations, the economic impact of the Riverfest for historic downtown Wilmington has been estimated at over 3 million dollars!

The goal is to continuously increase this revenue so the scholarship award amount granted to CFCC is increased year after year allowing our picturesque waterfront to continue to thrive and grow in beauty, cleanliness, and culture.

Above everything, the greatest thing stemming from this miracle called Riverfest is the people that come together as one to make it all happen. Our committee is one that is united in celebrating our heritage and the beautiful Cape Fear River.

The spirit of the Riverfest tradition has been passed down from generation to generation and we hope to further it for many more decades to come!

Sponsorship Levels

“A” Package

Only 1 “A” Package is available

Sponsor logo on website from September 1st thru June 30th

Sponsor logo on festival T-Shirt

Sponsor logo on television ads (minimum 150 spots)

Sponsor logo on print ads

Sponsor name in radio ads (minimum 500 spots)

2 Banners on festival property (banner provided by the sponsor)

2 Facebook posts about sponsor during festival

Sponsor logo on thank-you ad in Star News

Sponsor logo on thank-you poster (displayed during festival)

3 – 10×10 booth spaces

Sponsorship Amount

$12,000.00

“B” Package

Sponsor logo on website from September 1st thru June 30th

Sponsor logo on festival T-Shirt

Sponsor logo on television ads (minimum 130 spots)

Sponsor logo on print ads

Sponsor name in radio ads (minimum 400 spots)

1 Banner on festival property (banner provided by the sponsor)

2 Facebook posts about sponsor during festival

Sponsor logo on thank-you ad in Star News

Sponsor logo on thank-you poster (displayed during festival)

2 – 10×10 booth spaces

Sponsorship Amount

$10,000.00

“C” Package

Sponsor logo on website from September 1st thru June 30th

Sponsor logo on festival T-Shirt

Sponsor logo on television ads (minimum 100 spots)

Sponsor logo on print ads

Sponsor name in radio ads (minimum 275 spots)

1 Banner on festival property (banner provided by the sponsor)

2 Facebook posts about sponsor during the festival

Sponsor logo on thank-you ad in Star News

Sponsor logo on thank-you poster (displayed during the festival)

1 – 10×10 booth space

Sponsorship Amount

$7,500.00

“D” Package

Sponsor logo on website from September 1st thru June 30th

Sponsor logo on festival T-Shirt

Sponsor logo on television ads (minimum 75 spots)

Sponsor logo on print ads

Sponsor name in radio ads (minimum 200 spots)

1 Facebook post about sponsor during the festival

1 – 10×10 booth space

Sponsorship Amount

$5,000.00

Sponsorship Packages can be customized to fit special needs. Please contact us with any questions at:

wilmingtonriverfest@gmail.com

We look forward to your support in helping us further our efforts at preserving, protecting and beautifying our Historic Downtown Riverfront!

For more festival information, please visit us at www.wilmingtonriverfest.com