OctoberFish: A Fundraiser For ORCCA’s Children’s Programs

The 7th annual Octoberfish Festival is looking for sponsors, vendors and artists to help celebrate our coastal community. Octoberfish is a family festival that features locally produced food, art, music, and sustainable practices. This year, Octoberfish will be celebrated in conjunction with National Estuaries Day, and will feature special activities with the South Slough National Estuary Research Reserve. Visit www.orcca.us/Octoberfish for more information on the event.

The Octoberfish planning committee is seeking sponsors for the event to cover the overhead costs associated with the festival. Sponsorships can be made through donations of cash, goods or services to support the event. It’s a great way to spread the word about your business.

A variety of sponsorship levels are being sought, including the tuna barbeque: $400; the Kids barbeque: $200; and the kid’s activity corner: $50. Supporters can also become Octoberfish “members” for $25, and will be listed on the ORCCA website as supporters, as well as getting on the guest list for free entry and a free meal. Call 541- 435-7080 extension 396 for more information.

Octoberfish is also seeking artists, vendors, and businesses to join in on the fun. Businesses are encouraged to sign up by September 27th for an early bird rate of $20. Non-profit organizations are free! Vendor applications can be found at www.orcca.us/octoberfish.

Octoberfish is organized by a variety of community partners, including Oregon Coast Community Action, South Slough Estuary, Sol Coast, ORCOArts, the Tuna Guys, the Mill Casino, Vend West, NW Natural, and more. The festival is a fundraiser for ORCCA’s children’s programs, including Head Start, Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, Great Afternoons and Community Action Adventure. Over 300 people attended the event last year.

Oregon Coast Community Action is a non-profit network of programs that help feed, house, warm and educate the communities of the South Coast. For more information, call 541- 435-7080 or learn more at www.orcca.us.

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.