Get involved in 2019!

 

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NOW OPEN - USE THE FORMS BELOW

 

The purpose of Winter Weekends is to contribute to cultural, economic and community growth of Port Fairy during what is traditionally the off-season in our region. We bring our coldest, slowest months to life! In the past two year, Winter Weekends has grown into a diverse program of over 120 events.

The festival celebrate the produce, skills, arts, performance, history, people and environment of our beautiful town...and we'd love you to become a sponsor or host an event. FILL IN THE FORM BELOW.

2019 dates

Weekend 1 - June 7, 8, 9

Weekend 2 - June 21, 22, 23

Weekend 3 - July 5, 6, 7

Weekend 4 - July 19, 20, 21

  • The festival runs every second weekend in June and July. 
  • Events are held on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Generally, weekends are not themed - we embrace diversity and are happy to mix it up!

A rising festival and growing audience

  • In 2018, we hosted over 120 events, with 80% of ticketed events sold out and many more events filled to capacity.
  • Over 3,000 people attended the Dachshund Dash, 300+ people attend the opening and closing parties and many more enjoying all other events throughout the festival.
  • We experience outstanding coverage in Melbourne and local media, across TV, radio, online and print.
  • Our social media reach is expanding rapidly. We average 5,000+ weekly engagements on social media and 100+ unique website views every day. Over 90,000 people viewed posts on the Dachshund Dash alone!
  • Our diverse program successfully caters for families, foodies, couples, those hungry to learn and arts-lovers. There is truly something for everyone.
  • We print 7,000 high quality booklets and 2,500 postcards, distributed across the South West. Our website averages 120 unique views per day during the festival.
  • Increasing visitation during the night with the magical Light Up Port Fairy displays, highlighting our iconic landscape and buildings and drawing people to town.
  • We promote your business or event for three months, spanning four weekends of festival activities. That's EXCELLENT value!

100% community festival

We are an old-school community festival willing to try new things! Winter Weekends is not-for-profit and completely volunteer-run by a committee of 13 people:

  • Director
  • Treasurer (also the lighting legend)
  • Secretary
  • PR, marketing and social media x 2
  • Food coordinators  x 2
  • Community coordinator
  • Live performance coordinators x 2
  • Lighting assistant and amazing all-rounder
  • Kids coordinator
  • Arts coordinator

We are a passionate, creative, organised bunch of locals, dedicated to continuing the success of the last few years.

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Event and sponsor - submit forms here

 

Community event - FREE

  • For community and not-for-profit groups only. (eg schools, sports clubs, Rotary, Lions, community house, surf life saving club...)
  • Organise and host an event.
  • Your event included in the program and published in the festival booklet and website.
  • Social media promotion of your event across Facebook and Instagram.
  • An excellent opportunity to raise awareness and/or funds for your group.
 

 

 

 

    Business event - $200

    • Organise and host an event/s.
    • You can include more than one event or date with one fee of $200. Eg if you are a gallery, your exhibition can run for all festival dates.
    • Your event included in the program and published in the festival booklet and website.
    • Your logo printed in 7,000 high quality festival booklets.
    • Your logo featured on the festival website.
    • Social media promotion of your event across Facebook and Instagram.
     

    Festival sponsor     $300

    • Limited to 10 only.
    • Your logo printed in 7,000 high quality festival booklets.
    • Your logo featured on the festival website.
    • Your business listed alongside an event in the festival booklet. Eg This event is proudly supported by Jill’s Cafe.
    • Your business signage or flyers displayed at an event.
    • Social media promotion of your support.
     

    Want to chat or need more info?

    If you have any questions or ideas about possible events or sponsorship, please get in touch with festival coordinator Loren Tuck 0423 181 045 email coordinator@portfairywinterweekends.com.au 

     

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