Carnation Festival Sponsor Information
This summer, the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival will host the 44th annual Festival on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. The Carnation Festival has always been a FREE community event due to generous donations from businesses and individuals, like you, who want to ensure that this wonderful tradition continues.
The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival celebrates our city and our citizens. Since our city was formed in 1969 there has been a Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival. Parents bring their children because they attended the Festival when they were kids.
Many Festival attendees return to the Festival year after year. When you ask them why, they’ll say it’s because they love the fireworks, the continuous live entertainment and all the family oriented activities such as our carnival, chili cook-off, free crafts booth and spaghetti dinner. The spaghetti dinner is a fundraiser for the Wheat Ridge Fire Department. Community fundraising is a big part of the Festival. We support the Wheat Ridge High School Band boosters and the Wheat Ridge High School Pep Squad through the Wheat Ridge Optimists Dunk Tank. The Wheat Ridge Rotary that runs our Beer Garden looks to the Festival for ways to fund its many programs aiding children and community.
On Saturday, August 17 at 10AM, our parade will draw over one hundred entries and thousands of people to our main street merchants on West 38th Avenue. With the addition of the Zoppe` Italian Family Circus, we had record breaking crowds in 2012.
You have the opportunity to showcase and market your business and services to homeowners, business owners and families. We have many different avenues to help you realize your marketing initiatives. We welcome an opportunity to explore the benefits of being a sponsor at levels starting as low as $100 and up to $10,000.
We realize you receive many requests from non-profits for your support, we wish to thank you for considering ours. For more information, just contact Cheri Jahn, co-chair of our Festival and sponsorship chairperson, to provide more information to you.
Wheat RidgeCarnation Festival Committee
The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival (WRCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.