We are excited to invite you to Gorman’s 2nd Annual Savor the Flavor of Texas Festival on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10am until 11pm. Wine tasting will be 12pm until 8pm. However, you are welcome to come early and stay late if you wish. This will be a venue to honor Texas home grown and hand crafted products. We are in search of sponsors for our sample tasting area.
Gorman is a small rural town at the base of the Palo Pinto mountain range rich in agricultural heritage; known in our heyday for being the Peanut Capital of the Southwest. You can find us 30 miles west of Stephenville at the intersection of State Highway 6 and Farm-to-Market 8 on the southeast edge of Eastland County. We are a close supportive community working together to revitalize our historic downtown.
Gorman’s Savor the Flavor of Texas Festival will provide a place, and an audience, for small business owners of home grown, hand crafted, Made-in-Texas products to showcase their hard work. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Gorman CO-OP (Community Outdoor Outreach Program). We are a non-profit corporation; 501c3 status pending with the IRS.
Our beautiful Blackwell park will be the primary setting for the sampling part of this festival, with overflow into our historic downtown street leading to the larger main city park at the end of the block.
Our goal in coming years is to sell wrist bands for sampling of our sponsors wine, beer, cheese, jerky, honey, and so much more from all over the great state of Texas. This year, as we further build a name for ourselves, we are staying simple and keeping the sampling direct with the vendors. Wineries will be able to sell and serve by the tasting, glass, or bottle in accordance with their own TABC certification. The festival has also obtained a special event TABC permit.
As a fundraiser for our community we will be selling Savor The Flavor Of Texas logo stemless wineglasses to be used for the wine tastings, and potentially stainless steel logo cups for micro-brew beer samples.
Additionally, there will be talented and creative merchants available for shopping delight, and a diverse array of food vendors to satisfy nearly any taste bud.
In exchange for sponsoring samples, you will be provided:
- 12 x 12 booth space to display and sell your products
- Spaces will be designated and labeled for use in accordance with TABC regulation
- There is a poor weather indoor contingency plan for the sampling area
- Advertisement through social media, flyers, and local news leading up to the event
- Recognition as event sponsor on our website, social media, and event program
Alternate sponsorship options:
- Silent Auction Item
- Ultimate Raffle Item
- Direct product or monetary donation
As a team, we have organized the successful Fall Festival two years in a row. Last year’s Savor the Flavor of Texas Festival was also a considerable success for a first year. We had 2 wineries in attendance, 39 sponsored items for the live auction, 23 vendors, 4 performances, and estimated 200-250 in attendance throughout. Texas Legato sold out of their stock before dark. Maydelle Country Wines nearly sold out as well by the end of the evening. We extended the length this year to entice more to make the drive.
Please return your commitment form no later than the March 9, 2018 so we may begin promoting your business and sponsorship on our various advertisement mediums.
**Vendors will still be accepted after this date, but name and logo recognition may not make it to printed mediums.
Thank you for your support,
Gorman Community Event Committee
_____ YES, our company would like to attend Gorman’s Savor the Flavor of Texas
Festival and sponsor samples of our product(s) for the tasting event.
_____ We are unable to attend, but we would like to contribute in one of the ways below:
SILENT AUCTION ITEM SPONSOR:
Donate an item to our Silent Auction:
ULTIMATE RAFFLE SPONSOR:
Donate a certificate to our Ultimate Raffle:
DIRECT DONATION (product or monetary):
Amount/Item enclosed: ______________________________________________________________________
Company name as it will appear on all promotional information and advertisement:
Company Website: ______________________________________________________________________________
Contact Person: __________________________________________________________________________________
Contact Phone Number: ________________________________________________________________________
Contact Email Address: _________________________________________________________________________
Please return this form to:
Gorman Community Events Committee – P.O. Box 531, Gorman, TX 76454
If you have any questions, contact Jessica at 254-734-4954 or GormanCommunityEvents@gmail.com