Chamber searching for Safford Spring Festival sponsors

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Graham County Chamber of Commerce: Past Safford Spring Festival attendees examine a bottle of wine.

Contributed Article/Courtesy Graham County Chamber of Commerce

SAFFORD – The Graham County Chamber of Commerce is announcing sponsorship opportunities for the Safford Spring Festival.

The Safford Spring Festival is an annual event featuring art, wine, and the history of the Gila Valley. A two-day event of fun activities in Safford’s downtown, there‚Äôs something for everyone. This year the event will take place on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22 at Safford Fireman’s Park, 717 W. Main Street.

Multiple wineries will be attending the event, as well as vendors and food trucks. A beer garden will be running while live music will be performed in the background.

The Safford Spring Festival is organized by the Graham County Chamber of Commerce in connection with the Safford Downtown Association, Gila Valley Film Festival, Gila Valley Adventure Club, Graham County Historic Society, Eastern Arizona Historic Society, the City of Safford, Town of Thatcher, Town of Pima, and Graham County.

Sponsorships vary from $10,000 to $200 with benefits ranging from sponsor dinner tickets to naming the event. Various advertising opportunities are also available for sponsors of the event including radio mentions, banners, and digital mentions. Sponsorships can also vary in type, including being an activity sponsor.

We would love to have you as a sponsor for this event For more information, please do not hesitate to contact me at 928-792-8661 or admin@grahamchamber.org.

Safford Spring Festival vendor applications are now open

The public is invited to participate in our festival through multiple levels including Premium Vendor, which is participation on both days of the festival on April 21 and 22.  There are some more changes this year including the vendor layout! The 700 Block will be reserved for food vendors, wine vendors, and sponsors. Regular vendors are invited to participate in this area. However, participation fees on the 700 block have increased. The courthouse lawn and portion of 8th Ave will be the new location for the vendors. Vendor space on the courthouse lawn will be Saturday only and prices have been reduced.

Set up day is April 22 at 7 a.m. please have your space set up by 10 a.m. Our vendors are not permitted to sell BB guns, silly string, party snaps, or airsoft guns. Take down day is on April 22 at 10 p.m. If you take down your area before 10 p.m. You may not block or bring vehicles on the closed streets while the festival is still open. If you are a vendor on the lawn or 700 block you must stay open until 10 p.m. The event ends at 10 p.m. so there are people still walking around so be aware.

For more information and to register please click here.  Or visit GrahamChamber.org to click on the link.