EVENT SPONSORSHIP

The Valley Zoo Development Society (VZDS) would like to invite you to participate in our 20th Annual ZooFest, a fundraiser and food festival, which takes place at the Zoo grounds on Saturday June 16, 2018. This unique fundraiser includes animal encounters, food and wine sampling, a Kids Zone, entertainment, a live and silent auction – all in support of building our zoo! For more information and to secure sponsorship at our next event, please contact the Valley Zoo Development Society at 780-496-6924 or via email at fol@buildingourzoo.com. Thank you for your support!

ZOOFEST 2018 FOOD & BEVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES

Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., this fun and unique event is an opportunity for food and beverage establishments and suppliers to showcase their product or get the word out about a new business to more than 600 guests. Guests will interact close up with roving zoo staff holding animals, pose for photos, watch painting demonstrations by Lucy the Asian elephant, partake in raffles and bid on unique live and silent auction items. We set up food tents strategically within the Zoo so that each establishment will be given a key location for best exposure. Food vendors are only required to be set up until 9:30 p.m. but are welcome to stay until the gates close at 11:00 p.m.

Food and Beverage providers in the Adult Area must be operational at 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and can move offsite at 9:30 p.m.

Food and Beverage providers in the Kidz Zone must be operational at 5 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can move offsite at 8:30 p.m.

To our Food and Beverage Sponsors: We ask you to be prepared to offer a sample for 400 + guests. They must complete AHS Restaurant Forms, attend the day of the event and provide a logo for promotional purposes.
 

The VZDS is willing to supply:

  • Tent
  • Signage
  • Disposable plates/cutlery
  • Napkins
  • Electricity (if needed)
  • This year we will be supporting our restaurant vendors with eco-friendly supplies.

Food and Beverage Sponsors will receive:

  • Exposure to all attendees
  • Recognition in playbill
  • Social media and website recognition
  • Onsite signage
  • 4 complimentary tickets to the event
  • Ability to put an item in the attendee gift bag
ZOOFEST 2018 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Title Sponsorship (1 available): $10,000

• Logo on recognition banner as title sponsor inside entrance
• Logo on all playbills and on www.buildingourzoo.com
• Logo prominently displayed onsite at event
• Newsletter mention: Valley Zoo Wild Times
• 20 complimentary tickets to the event
• Social media, media and advertising mentions
• Opportunity to have a booth at the event with representatives
• Ability to insert an item into attendee gift bags
• An invitation to the annual VZDS Donor recognition event
• 5 family annual Valley Zoo passes
• Meet Lucy and watch her paint your original and exclusive Lucy painting
• Community profile page on www.buildingourzoo.com


 

Activity Sponsor (3 available): $7,000

Kids Zone: Zoo Fest has an area set aside for families with kid friendly restaurants, special entertainment geared toward families, carnival games, contests and cute animals. Early access to this area allows families to enjoy both aspects of the event.

Entertainment: From roving stilt walkers, mascots and 4 local musicians entertaining every hour in our beautiful new amphitheatre and stage – let all our guests know you brought the entertainment to them!

Silent Auction/Bar Tent: This year our silent auction and bar will be in a huge tent overseeing the amphitheatre and all the evenings performances. Let all of our guests enjoy the end of the evening and get to know your company that much better!

 
• Logo on banner advertising at activity location
• Newsletter mention: Valley Zoo Wild Times
• Logo on all playbills and on www.buildingourzoo.com
• Social media, media and advertising mentions
• Ability to insert an item into attendee gift bags
• Opportunity to have a booth at the event with representatives
• 10 complimentary tickets to the event
• 3 family annual Valley Zoo passes
• Meet Hula the harbour seal and watch her paint your original Hula painting
• Community profile page on www.buildingourzoo.com


 

Gold Sponsor (3 available): $5,000

• Logo on all playbills and on www.buildingourzoo.com
• Newsletter mention: Valley Zoo Wild Times
• Onsite signage
• 2 family annual Valley Zoo passes
• 8 complimentary tickets to the event
• Ability to insert an item into attendee gift bags


 

Silver Sponsor (4 available): $2,500

• Logo on all playbills and on www.buildingourzoo.com
• Newsletter mention: Valley Zoo Wild Times
• Onsite signage
• 6 complimentary tickets to the event
• Ability to insert an item into attendee gift bags


 

Bronze Sponsor (8 available): $1,000

• Logo on all playbills and on www.buildingourzoo.com
• Onsite signage
• 4 complimentary tickets to the event
• Ability to insert an item into attendee gift bags


 

In Kind Sponsorships Available

Equipment Rental, Entertainment, Restaurant – Adult, Lighting, Food Services, Restaurant – Children, Printing, Signage, Restaurant – Beverages, Linens, Hosting, Advertising – we appreciate all in kind sponsors!

HELP BUILD OUR ZOO!

It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children's future and the planet!