Sponsorship

Sponsorship of the Owensboro Air Show is a great way to market your company to a large audience and show your company's dedication to our community. Your support is absolutely vital to the continued success of this growing event. The Owensboro Air Show has drawn crowds of 30,000 - 50,000+ people annually. Below are sample levels of sponsorship and a brief summary of the benefits associated with each level. Please contact us for customized sponsorship opportunities that will highlight your support and investment in our community. Contact Tim at 270-687-8350 or email at rossts@owensboro.org.

Presenting Sponsorship $17,500

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Owensboro Air Show in a special press announcement as well as print and radio promotion for the event.
  • Sponsor logo as Presenting Sponsor of the air show on 4 billboards in either the Bowling Green and/or Owensboro markets (locations mutually agreed upon by sponsor & city).
  • Company logo on drink coasters distributed to 8+ restaurants around Owensboro to promote the air show (25,000+ logo impressions)
  • Company recognition throughout the weekend as Presenting Sponsor by the air show announcer over the PA at the airport on Friday evening and along the riverfront Saturday and Sunday as well as live broadcast on WOMI 1490AM (marketing statement provided by sponsor)
  • Opportunity for company spokesperson to share the microphone with the air show announcer on Sat. or Sun. of the air show to share their pride in helping sponsor the air show (2 min. max.)
  • Opportunity for one (1) representative from sponsor’s company to ride along in one of the performer aircraft in the days leading up to the air show. Type of aircraft for ride along will be determined at the sole discretion of Owensboro Air Show management.
  • 10’X10’ tent in the festival area on both Friday, September 14th at the airport for the static display and evening events and on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th downtown along the riverfront for marketing/promotion by sponsor staff
  • Company logo on the home page of the Owensboro Air Show website
  • Three (3) tables in the corporate hospitality area at the Owensboro Convention Center for the air show on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th. Up to 30 guests can enjoy food and drinks as well as the best viewing area in town for the air show over the river on Saturday and Sunday as well as a chance to mingle with other corporate businesses in town.
  • Thirty (30) tickets for reserved seating at the Owensboro Convention Center to use for employee or partner incentives on both Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th. Reserved seating tickets provide guests with reserved tables at show center for the air show with dedicated food vendors and restrooms providing for a better viewing experience for the air show for guests.

Fireworks Presenting Sponsorship $8,500

  • Presenting sponsor of the fireworks show at the conclusion of the Friday night activities at the Owensboro Regional Airport
  • Company recognition throughout the Friday and Saturday activities as Presenting Sponsor of the fireworks by the air show announcer at the airport and along the riverfront as well as live broadcast on WOMI 1490AM (1 sentence marketing statement provided by sponsor)
  • Opportunity for company spokesperson to have microphone time with the announcer prior to the fireworks to thank the crowd and promote sponsor business (2 minutes max.)
  • 10’X10’ tent in the festival area on both Friday, September 14th at the airport for the static display and evening events and on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th downtown along the riverfront for marketing/promotion by sponsor staff
  • Recognition as a sponsor in special press release about the fireworks show
  • Company logo on the home page of the Owensboro Air Show website
  • Two (2) tables in the corporate hospitality area at the Owensboro Convention Center for the air show on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th. Up to 20 guests can enjoy food and drinks as well as the best viewing area in town for the air show over the river on Saturday as well as a chance to mingle with other corporate businesses in town.

Best Seats Presenting Sponsorship $7,500

  • Presenting sponsor of the Best Seats contest providing 4 families the best seats to watch the air show on the front of The Pier by the Owensboro Convention Center (2 families each day). The contest involves trivia questions via social media leading up to air show weekend. The first person with the correct answer for each of the first 2 questions wins a tailgate party to enjoy the best seats for the show on Saturday, September 15th. During the activities at the airport on Friday evening, 2 more trivia questions would be announced by the emcee and broadcast on social media. The first person with the correct answer for each question will win the best seats for the show on Sunday, September 16th. (Sponsor could provide 4 pop-up tents and 4 coolers stocked with drinks as take-home prizes for the winner, which could all be branded with sponsor name/logo for additional exposure. Sponsor can provide feather flags for air show staff to place along the sides of The Pier for extra branding exposure throughout air show weekend.)
  • Company recognition prior to the air show weekend with sponsor logo on the air show website via special page on the website explaining the Best Seats contest as well as live broadcast on 92.5 WBKR for the first trivia question.
  • Company recognition throughout the activities each day of the air show as Presenting Sponsor of the Best Seats contest by the air show announcer over the PA at the airport and along the riverfront as well as live broadcast on WOMI 1490AM (1 sentence marketing statement provided by sponsor)
  • Opportunity for company spokesperson to share the microphone with the announcer to help award the winners on Friday during the air show.
  • 10’X10’ tent in the festival area on both Friday, September 14th at the airport and on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th downtown along the riverfront for promotion by sponsor staff.
  • Two (2) tables in the corporate hospitality area at the Owensboro Convention Center for the air show on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th. Up to 20 guests can enjoy food and drinks each day from the best viewing area in town for the air show as well as a chance to mingle with other corporate sponsors.

Community Heroes Presenting Sponsorship $7,500

  • Sponsor will be recognized as presenting sponsor for Community Heroes recognition on Friday, September 14th for the air show activities at the airport that afternoon and evening. Active and retired military as well as first responders all receive free admission to the static display and evening air show as well as a sign-up for a chance to win Warbird Flight Experience. 5 lucky winners will receive a seat onboard the Huey Helicopter on Saturday, September 15th courtesy of sponsor.
  • Company recognition throughout the activities each day of the air show as Presenting Sponsor of the Community Heroes program by the air show announcer over the PA at the airport and along the riverfront as well as live broadcast on WOMI 1490AM (marketing statement provided by sponsor)
  • Twenty (20) tickets for reserved seating at the Owensboro Convention Center to use for employee or partner incentives on both Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th. Reserved seating tickets provide guests with reserved tables at show center for the air show with dedicated food vendors and restrooms providing for a better viewing experience for the air show for guests.
  • 10’X10’ tent in the festival area on both Friday, September 14th at the airport and on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th downtown along the riverfront for promotion by sponsor staff.
  • Recognition as a sponsor in special press release about the contest
  • Company logo on the home page of the Owensboro Air Show website

Community Sponsorship $2,500

  • 10’X10’ tent in the festival area on both Friday, September 14th at the airport for the static display and evening events and on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th downtown along the riverfront for marketing/promotion by sponsor staff
  • Company logo on home page of air show website
  • Company recognition throughout the Friday and Saturday activities by the air show announcer over the PA at the airport and along the riverfront as well as live broadcast on WOMI 1490AM (1 sentence marketing statement provided by sponsor)
  • One (1) table in the corporate hospitality area at the Owensboro Convention Center for the air show on Saturday, September 15th. Up to 10 guests can enjoy food and drinks as well as the best viewing area in town for the air show over the river on Saturday as well as a chance to mingle with other corporate businesses in town.

Vendors

A limited number of vendor locations are available for the Owensboro Air Show. Friday, September 14th space will be available at the Owensboro Airport. Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th spaces will be available Downtown or at English Park. Vendor locations will be assigned on a first-come first serve basis based on vendor menu and appearance of vendor tent/trailers. Festival organizers make every effort to avoid competing menu items, so vendor locations will be exclusively assigned by festival organizers.

Vendor applications will not be considered complete until all corresponding paperwork is submitted (completed application, photos of vendor set-up, and insurance).