The Great American Irish Festival – the fastest-growing Irish/Celtic festival in the Northeast — invites you to become a sponsor for this summer’s festival, to be held from July 27-28, 2018, at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds in Frankfort, NY. We have sponsorship packages in a variety of sizes to suit any budget. What can partnering with the Great American Irish Festival do for your organization?

Your Sponsorship of the Great American Irish Festival…

• Provides exposure for your product or service through our broad event promotion campaign in Central New York
• Name recognition to over 20,000 festival patrons
• Word of mouth marketing is the most powerful tool… you have 20,000+ attendees working for you!
• Multiple avenues are available to promote your product or service; you choose your comfort level
• Show your support for the community by participating in one of Central New York’s most reputable, successful, educational and family-oriented events

The Great American Irish Festival provides an exciting, once a year opportunity for audiences from all over the Northeast to explore Irish history, culture, arts and entertainment. Your sponsorship is a win-win for the community, our organization and yours. Won’t you join us?

Benefits – some of the benefits for selected packages include:

• Sponsor mentioned in television, radio and newspaper promotions of event
• Name listing in festival program book
• Acknowledgement of sponsorship on our website
• Naming rights to various venues
• Product sampling and display opportunities
• Complimentary tickets
• Discounted employee tickets
• Hospitality privileges
• On-site signage
• Recruitment booths
• Advance notice on all events related to the Great American Irish Festival
• And so much more…

Sponsorship Levels

Here is a quick review of the sponsor contribution levels and their values. For details of benefits at each level, please see the package benefits located in the Sponsor Folder.

Presenting Sponsor

$15,000 minimum

Feature Sponsor

$7,500 minimum

Band Sponsor

Range approximately $300-$10,000

Patron Sponsor

$3,000 minimum

Naming Opportunities

Contemporary Stage – $5,000
Traditional Stage – $5,000
Cultural Building – $3,000
Pipe Band Competition – $5,000
Hospitality Tent – $3,000
Volunteer T-shirts – $3,500
Gaelic Sports (Heavy Games) – $2,000
5K Run – $2,000
Children’s Area – $1,500
Gates – $1,000
Golf Carts – $200 each
Fence Signs – $100

The Great American Irish Festival is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Your Contributions are tax-deductible and all proceeds will be dedicated to supporting the festival and building an Irish Cultural Center in Central New York.

My business would like to be a:              Value

• Presenting Sponsor                        $ ______
• Feature Sponsor                              $ ______
• Band Sponsor                                  $ ______
• Patron Sponsor                               $ ______
• Naming Opportunity                     $ ______
• Other

Please specify naming opportunity:

_______________________Total: _______




Method of Payment

• Check
• In-Kind Sponsorship
• Other, please specify_______________



Mail to:
Great American Irish Festival
623 Columbia St
Utica, NY 13502

The Great American Irish Festival appreciates your support and we look forward to partnering with you. To become a sponsor, please contact us via email, telephone, or complete the information card above. We will gladly meet with you to customize a sponsorship solution that meets your needs. If you have any questions regarding the sponsorship information, do not hesitate to contact GAIF Co-Directors Jeff Ball or Bill Barry, via email at or by calling (315) 868-9082.

Download a copy of the Sponsorship Brochure or the Sponsorship Opportunities