Sponsoring the fourth annual Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire is a great way for local businesses, media outlets, trade associations and non-profit groups to gain visibility alongside an exciting and enriching community and family-oriented event, while taking advantage of the considerable global branding that Maker Faires have been receiving since 2005. This year’s event will focus on Sustainability and Food Production, but we are looking for sponsors of every kind!

This event draws between 1,000 and 2,000 curious and creative attendees (mostly families!) from the counties of Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and as far away as NYC and Connecticut. Click here to see demographics of U.S. Maker Faire attendees and here to view a short video on why companies are drawn to sponsorship of  Flagship U.S. Faires (yes, these are larger and well established – but much of what is said rings true for Hudson Valley attendees). Partners and sponsors have included Art Mid-Hudson, Chronogram Magazine, Radio Woodstock, The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, The Poughkeepsie Library System, Digital Ocean – NYC, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation/HV3D, Hudson Valley Parent Magazine, Squidwrench Hackerspace, Dandelion Energy and Vassar College.

There are two sponsorship levels with a range of associated benefits that will help promote your work, cause or organization:

Lead Sponsor: $1,000

  • Lead sponsor logo recognition on onsite event materials including welcome banner and program
  • Premium exhibit space to showcase products and services (10’ x ‘10)
  • Logo (with link) in right sidebar of all pages on Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire website (http://makerfairepoughkeepsie.com)
  • Premium logo placement on all pre-event materials, including billboards, posters, e-postcards and flyers
  • Mention in press release(s)
  • Mention on Call for Makers and attendee ticket receipts/notifications
  • 10 event T-shirts
  • 20 Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire tickets to distribute to employees, customers and colleagues
  • Thank you on Faire Facebook and Twitter accounts

Event Sponsor: $500

  • Logo recognition on event materials including onsite banner and program
  • Exhibit space to showcase products and services (10’ x ‘10)
  • Logo (with link) on Sponsor page of Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire website (http://makerfairepoughkeepsie.com)
  • Logo on all pre-event materials, including posters, e-postcards and flyers
  • 5 event T-shirts
  • 10 Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire tickets to distribute to employees, special customers and colleagues
  • Thank you on Faire Facebook and Twitter account

Please contact Christina Powers at cpowers@poughkeepsieday.org if you are interested or have questions!