Somerville Dog Festival

Event Sponsorship

The one-of-a-kind Somerville Dog Festival is described as a "community-wide event to celebrate dogs and the families who love them". All festival proceeds will go toward local animal-related charities, with the primary recipient being the Somerville Pet Food Bank.

Hosting this family-friendly event is the Somerville Foundation for Animals, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the stated goal of making sure that no one has to choose between feeding themselves or their pets. Their 10th Annual Somerville Dog Festival will include activities (such as agility and nosework), contests (such as "Best Trick" and "Best Dressed"), demonstrations, vendors, and both dog and human food.

Sponsorship opportunities and costs

The Somerville Foundation for Animals is offering four sponsorship levels, each with their own benefits:

Event sponsorship costs between $325 and $5,000, and includes a wide variety of benefits. Each sponsor is provided a booth space, which includes an 8' table, chairs, and a 10'x10' tent (as needed). For the Booth Sponsorship, sponsors can receive a $75 credit if they provide their own tent.

Sponsors can promote their goods and services at the event, including the distribution of marketing materials. Depending on the sponsorship opportunity chosen, sponsors can expect to have their name and logo placed on the Somerville Dog Festival website, on T-shirts sold at the event, and on promotional materials and flyers.

Additionally, Platinum Sponsors will be regularly announced over the PA system and will address the crowd during one of the contests.

To learn more about becoming a sponsor, take a look at the Somerville Dog Festival sponsorship page, or check out individual sponsorship opportunities by clicking a link in the list above.

Deadlines, dates, and locations

The 10th Annual Somerville Dog Festival is being held on September 8, 2019 at 541 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145.

There weren't any specific deadlines provided on the Somerville Dog Festival website, but presumably the hard deadline to sponsor this event (and gain the benefits of sponsorship listed above) is September 8, 2019.

There are already multiple sponsors listed on their website (as of 8/9/2019), including one platinum sponsor, two gold sponsors, two silver sponsors, and twelve booth sponsors -- so it's probably best to apply sooner rather than later.

Event setup and breakdown

Booth space, tables, and chairs (as well as a 10'x10' tent, if needed) will be provided for all vendors. Aside from that, no specific details about event setup and breakdown were provided.

About the host

The Somerville Foundation for Animals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded to raise funds for companion animal-related charities and raise awareness around animal-related issues. The Foundation funds the Somerville Pet Food Bank, which provides pet food to homeless and at-risk families in Eastern Massachusetts.

In 2018, the organization donated over 60,000 lbs of pet food within the local community. Aside from the Annual Somerville Dog Festival, the Foundation also organizes smaller community events, such as free basic dog training clinics, and raises funds through corporate sponsorships and donations. And on top of all this, they purchase one K9 protective vest for local law enforcement every year through Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog.

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