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Donktoberfest 2017 Sponsorships

We are actively seeking Donktoberfest 2017 Sponsors. This is unique opportunity to promote your business to a responsive crowd. We estimate our attendance was 1500-2000 people in 2016, and we hope to double that in 2017.  We drew visitors from Central Virginia and all over the state.  We will also reach thousands more through print, broadcast and online media promotion.

In 2017 Sponsors will also benefit from exposure with our Donkey Dash 5k happening the morning of Donktoberfest.  And, until December 31, 2016, sponsors who commit now to sponsoring Donktoberfest 2017, will be able to do so at the 2016 sponsorship rates.  Click here to download the 2016 Donktoberfest Sponsor Prospectus, and reserve your sponsorship space today for Donkboberfest 2017!

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Donktoberfest 2016 a HUGE Success

We estimate that between 1500-2000 people were in attendance, and it was the perfect day. The weather was ideal, the river was full and clear, the donkeys all loved getting loved on, the volunteers rocked it, the food was exceptional, and the craft vendors added extra fun. We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors, so please show your appreciation for them:

Bold Rock Hard Cider
Nelson County, Virginia
Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue / Donkey Rescue International
Forest Hill Endodontics
Virginia Donkey Rescue
The Mark Addy Inn

And a huge thanks to all the individuals who donated as supporters, who volunteered their time, and made this the great event it was.

If you attended Donktoberfest 2016 we’d love to see your photos .. please feel free to post them on the Donktoberfest Facebook page!

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Volunteer Photographers Needed

Are you great at capturing the moment?  Do all your friends tell you that you should become a pro-photographer?  Are you just starting an event photography business and need to build your portfolio?  If so, then we need you!

Come join the fun at Donktoberfest, and bring your camera!  We need help documenting this event and to help promote it for future years to come.  We also always love to get great shots of the donkeys interacting with people.

We’d ideally like 3-4 people:

  • One for the donkey kissing/hugging/photo booth
  • One or two to just roam and take random shots
  • One or two videographers

Just show up with your camera and let us know you want to help.  After, simply post your favorite photos and/or video clips (with your watermark of course) to our Facebook Page at

We can’t wait to see your work and we might even have a contest for best shot?!

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Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue Joins Growing List of Sponsors

You know you are doing something right when the nations largest donkey rescue organization wants to be a sponsor at your event.

Super excited to announce Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue as a Donktoberfest 2016 sponsor. Virginia Donkey Rescue is also a Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue Satellite Adoption Center  . We love being able to help donkeys from all over the country find homes here in Virginia, and we love that PVDR is helping donkeys internationally too. Learn more at Donkey Rescue International.

Thank you PVDR for helping our rescue grow and supporting us in so many ways!

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Donktoberfest 2016 Just Got HUGE!

WOWZA! The countdown to Donktoberfest 2016 is on! With only 3 months to go, it’s shaping up to be an epic day … and that weekend just got REALLY exciting.

Check out what is happening at Devils Backbone Brewing Company only 2 minutes from Bold Rock …  HOOPLA 2016.   What’s really cool!? Most of their activities end just in time for people to head over to Bold Rock Hard Cider, to enjoy for FREE.

Nelson County, Virginia is so beautiful that time of year. Better make your overnight reservations sooner rather than later, as I suspect everything will be full that weekend. Our official lodging sponsor for Donktoberfest is The Mark Addy Inn – which will be just outside of all the “hoopla” for a good nights sleep.


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Wintergreen Resort Donates Raffle Prizes for Donktoberfest 2016

A big Hee Haw thank you to Wintergreen Resort for donating 4 recreation coupons for our Donktoberfest 2016 raffle.  The coupons are good for one of the following:

  • 8-hour lift ticket for skiing or snowboarding
  • 18 holes of golf at Stoney Creek, includes cart fee
  • One hour of outdoor tennis court time
  • Winter tubing ticket at The Plunge
  • One Mountains of Adventure Pass

The coupons are valid Sunday after 12 pm through Friday night, non-holidays.