Sponsor Downtown Hutto

Beautiful and historic, Downtown Hutto is home to local business, shops, and restaurants. As you stroll the newly renovated streets, you’ll find lovely gifts for the special people in your life, services to make your day-to-day life better, and delicious food to satisfy any craving.
How can I help?
By sponsoring one of the many Downtown Hutto events, you can support fellow Hutto residents and local business while encouraging others to come out and join in the fun of the Sunset Block Party Bash, Red, Whites, & Brews, Spring-a-Palooza, and the Downtown Holiday Fair, as well as other family-friendly events throughout the year.

Some Downtown events have additional sponsorship levels, such as entertainment and cuisine sponsorships.

The following events offer sponsorship opportunities: 
Downtown Christmas Fair - All sponsorship levels are available for this event.
Treats on East Street - All sponsorship levels are available for this event. 
Santa Claus Crawl - All sponsorship levels are available for this event. 
Spring-a-Palooza - All sponsorship levels are available for this event.
Reds, Whites & Brews- All sponsorship levels are available for this event. Additional sponsorships are available. See below!
Sunset Block Party Bash Events- All sponsorship levels are available for this event. Additional sponsorships are available. See below!
4th of July Celebration-All sponsorship levels are available for this event. Additional sponsorships are available. See below!
Sponsorship Levels
Platinum Sponsor - $2,500 per event (only one per event)

  • Display of your logo or graphic in event marketing materials.
  • Acknowledgment on appropriate, relevant social media outlets and web pages, until the next annual event.
  • Acknowledgment in a media release.
  • Promotion of your logo or graphic on event flyers.
  • Onsite event signage featuring your graphic or logo.
  • Prominent logo or graphics placement on event T-shirt (if applicable).
  • Recognition of sponsor name in event announcements and advertising spots (if applicable).
  • Complimentary vendor booth at the event to distribute promotional materials (if applicable).

 Gold Sponsor - $1,000 per event

  • Recognition in event marketing materials.
  • Acknowledgment on appropriate, relevant social media outlets and web pages.
  • Acknowledgment on event flyers.
  • Event signage onsite will feature your logo or graphic.
  • Logo or graphic placement on event T-shirt (if applicable).
  • Recognition of sponsor name in event announcements.
  • Complimentary vendor booth at the event to distribute promotional materials (if applicable).

 Silver Sponsor - $500 per event

  • Recognition in event marketing materials.
  • Acknowledgment on appropriateAcknowledgmental media outlets and web pages.
  • Recognition on event flyers.
  • Recognition in on-site signage.
  • Logo placement on event
  • T-shirt (if applicable).
  • Recognition of sponsor name in event announcements.

 Bronze Sponsor - $250 per event

  • Recognition in event marketing materials.
  • Recognition on the Parks and Recreation webpage on the City of Hutto website.
  • Recognition on the Parks and Recreation social media pages.
  • Recognition in event flyers.
  • Recognition in on-site event signage.
  • Sponsor name placement on event T-shirt (if applicable).
  • Recognition of sponsor name in event announcements.

 Theme Sponsor - $150 per themed event (For example: Spooky Sponsor for Treats on East St.)

  • The name of your business will be displayed throughout the event. 

In addition to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Theme Sponsorship levels, the following Downtown Hutto events offer the following additional sponsorship opportunities.
Reds, Whites & Brews
Beer Glass Sponsor: $1,000

  • The name of your business will be displayed at the beer booth location.
  • Your business name will be featured as the sponsor on all beer glasses.
  • Large business logo on event website and link to your business website.
  • Business promoted on the Facebook event page.
  • Four General Admission tickets or two VIP tickets for the event

Wine Glass Sponsor: $1,000

  • The name of your business will be displayed at the wine booth location.
  • Your business name will be featured as the sponsor on all wine glasses.
  • Large business logo on event website and link to your business website.
  • Business promoted on Facebook Page.
  • Four General Admission tickets or Two VIP tickets for the event.

Photo Booth Sponsor: $800

  • The name of your business will be displayed at the photo booth location.
  • Your business name will be featured as the sponsor on all printed photo tickets.
  • Large business logo on event website and link to your business website.
  • Business promoted on the Facebook event page.
  • Four General Admission tickets for the event.

Tote Bag Sponsor: $750

  • The name of your business will be displayed at check in with the tote bags.
  • Your business name will be featured as the sponsor on all tote bags.
  • Business logo on event website and link to your business website.
  • Business promoted on the Facebook event page.
  • Four General Admission tickets to the event

Entertainment Sponsor: $500

  • The name of your business will be displayed throughout the event and on the stage.
  • Business logo on event website and link to your business website.
  • Business promoted on the Facebook event page.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgment during the event.
  • Four General Admission tickets to the event.

Swag Sponsor: $500

  • The name of your business will be printed on giveaways.
  • Business logo on event website and link to your business website.
  • Business promoted on the Facebook event page.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgment during the event.
  • Four General Admission tickets for the event.

Sunset Block Party Bash Events
Main stage sponsor – $1,000

  • The name of your business will be displayed at the main stage location.
  • Large business logo on event website and link to your business website.
  • Business promoted on the Facebook event page.
  • VIP tent with table and chairs during the event

Acoustic stage sponsor - $500

  • The name of your business will be displayed at the acoustic stage.
  • Business logo on event website and link to your business website.
  • Business promoted on the Facebook event page.
Download your sponsorship form HERE, then return to Downtown by mail, by email or in person at 401-A W. Front Street, Hutto, Texas, 78634. For more information on how you can help Sponsor Hutto, please call Kristi Robich at 512-759-4029 or send an email. Download the full Sponsor Hutto brochure HERE.

What is Sponsorship? How is it different from a donation?
“Sponsorship” typically means a person or entity provides the City with financial support for an activity, City program or City facility, typically in exchange for the City providing more than nominal recognition of that financial support. This overt recognition distinguishes a sponsorship from a donation. Financial assistance provided by a sponsor may consist of cash and/or in-kind contributions.

How much does it cost? 
There are varying levels and types of sponsorship across different City of Hutto departments and activities. For example, a family or business might sponsor and name a study room in the new public library. A local business might sponsor a Hutto Parks and Recreation sports league or team, and would be recognized on t-shirts and event signage relating to that team or league. Sponsorship levels are discussed more in detail on each page.
What do I get at each level? 
Sponsorship recognition will vary depending on the level of sponsorship. 
What are the City’s responsibilities regarding the sponsored event or item? 
The City has both legal and procedural obligations to sponsors. All revenue, products, donations, sponsorships, and services received from donors and sponsors by the City of Hutto, shall be recorded and maintained.
A record of all sponsorships and donations including name, type, contact name if a company, amount, and disposition of sponsorship shall be kept up-to-date and accurate by both the receiving department and the Finance Department according to the City’s Donation, Grant, Sponsorship & Fundraising Policy.
Donations or sponsorships paid for with a monetary contribution will not be paid to staff in cash unless approved, in advance, by the Department Director and receipt of cash is properly documented.
Disclaimers
Any accepted donation or sponsorship which would obligate the City to enter into a service or procurement agreement will be reviewed under the City procurement process.
The City encourages donations of materials with the understanding that such items have a useful life, and that the City assumes no responsibility for replacement or upkeep. Once a donation is accepted, it becomes City property and the City may maintain, replace or dispose of the item unless the donation is explicitly restricted.
The City cannot guarantee the tax deductibility of a donation but may provide the donating party with a letter of acknowledgment and a statement of the City’s intended use.
City employees who have primary responsibility for the procurement of services, supplies, materials, and equipment or Public Works and/or Finance Departments, should not engage in solicitation of donations or sponsorships.