All too often events can’t get going without adequate sponsorship and smaller events flounder due to a lack of cash, however a key Cornish festival, about to enter its 11th year, has proven itself far gutsier. With over 10,000 festival visitors Newquay Fish Festival has flourished thanks to major community and grass roots input and now, after ten years, the Festival Committee is offering a company (or a co-operative of several companies) the opportunity to sponsor one of the town’s most loved events.
Showcasing one of Newquay’s hidden gems, the harbour and the thriving industry which is based within the town’s port, the Newquay Fish Festival is now one of Cornwall’s most established food and crafts shows. A unique mix of Newquay’s vibrant holiday scene and the traditional fishing community come together over the three day event, bringing the harbour to life and showing the public the importance of the fishing industry and its products.
Now the opportunity has opened for a company or organisation to get involved as the headline sponsor for the festival and a key opportunity to host or support the Friday night entertainment spot also exists. Committee member and owner of the Newquay Voice Andy Laming says, “The Newquay Fish Festival has already come a long way, and each year the event happens with the voluntary input of a host of enthusiastic people. The event is lucky to continue without a dependence on sponsorship, a rarity in today’s economy, however we are keen to hear from companies or organisations who may have a mutual interest in raising their own profile and credibility with this loyal and engaged audience.”
Andy continues, “This is a great platform for a company, or set of companies, to gain quite major profile for a very small financial or in-kind investment and we’d like to hear from anyone who might be interested and might have ideas about what they could add from a sponsorship perspective.”
From humble beginnings, the festival now drives over 10,000 people to the harbour over the course of the three days with practical cookery demonstrations by chefs undoubtedly the highlight of the festival. This year will see 2008 Masterchef winner James Nathan attending the event who is passionate about local produce. The fruits of the sea and local produce naturally abound and hotels, restaurants and celebrity chefs from further afield, gather to perform to the enthusiastic crowds, showcasing their talents within this vital sector of the local tourism-based economy.
This year the event will take place on 6th, 7th and 8th of September as a follow-on to the main holiday period, and has been blessed with marvellous weather every year of its existence.
For additional information on Newquay Fish Festival please contact organiser Claire Evans on 07976 096008 or firstname.lastname@example.org