How to sponsor

Mark your calendars for the 37thAnnual Monte Vista Crane Festival on March 6 – 8, 2020! 

The event is a huge undertaking, only made possible by a team of dedicated volunteers—and the generosity from community builders like you.  Down load application here. Details below.

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Sponsorship not only supports an economically vital community event, but it also presents a unique marketing opportunity sure to bring more recognition and prestige to your business/organization within the community. Visiting Sandhill Crane fans, too, love seeing festival sponsorship decals in windows! 

 If you would like to become a sponsor, please note that this year’s deadline for inclusion on all Crane Fest promotional materials is February 1, 2020. Read below for sponsorship levels and benefits.  All donations are used for festival expenses. Sponsorship is eligible for a tax deduction under the 501 (c)(3) non-profit status of the Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges, Tax ID 74-2740115. 

Thank you for your consideration,
The Monte Vista Crane Festival Planning Committee

Sponsor Levels


   Platinum $250   –Gold, Silver, and Bronze benefits plus:    

  • Large poster with business name and/or logo at Ski Hi nature fair
  • Professional quality nature photo for display at your business

      Gold $150    – Silver and Bronze benefits plus: 

  • Name or logo on the festival brochure, posters, and flyers (approx. 2,000 printings)

      Silver $100    – Bronze benefits plus:

  • Facebook, website and press release promotion

   Bronze $50      

  • Company name or logo displayed at Vali 3 Theater and Ski Hi Complex
  • “Sponsor 2020 Monte Vista Crane Festival” window sticker
  • End of festival celebration for sponsors and volunteers


                       –  General Sponsorship platinum benefits plus  – 

  • Keynote Speaker $5001 sponsorship available

The business receives top billing on posters and our sponsor slideshow, shown before and after Vali 3 Theater presentations. Additional honorable mentions.

  • Crane Viewing/Specialty Tours $800Multiple sponsorships available

Business is prominently displayed on a banner at the bus-loading site. Thirteen tour buses transport some 40 people per bus for crane viewing and other Valley tours. In addition, your business will be announced during the tour.

  • Kids Coloring Contest/Movie Sponsorship $5001 sponsorship available

The business receives top billing on poster and sponsor slideshow shown before and after our feature movie at Vali 3 Theater. Additional honorable mentions and the option of personally presenting awards to the winning school children before the movie begins. 

  • Guest Speaker Sponsorship $3003 sponsorships available

The business receives top billing on a poster and sponsor slideshow that plays before and after the guest-speaker presentation at Vali 3 Theater. Additional honorable mentions before the talk. 

Contact Ruthanne at or 720-940-7561

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