Sponsors vs. Vendors - What's The Difference?

Vendors can be anyone.  Anyone is welcome to vend their goods in the merchant's flea market.  To request a table, fill out a form here.  A donation to the MWGB silent auction for 10% of your expected proceeds is required.

Sponsors make a support committment of $500 or more. This is in addition to any vending related contribution.  This commitment can be cash, services, or in-kind donations.  Sponsorship at MWGB is split into two main levels - Gold and Platinum.  Gold supporters contribute more than $500 in support.  Platinum supporters contribute more than $1000 in support.  If you would like to discuss a more advanced sponsorship of MWGB, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To submit a request to be either a Sponsor, Vendor, or Both, fill out our request form (Coming Soon).

MWGB 2014 Sponsorship Details

We are pleased you are considering a sponsorship for Midwest Geobash (MWGB).  MWGB is truly a unique event offering supporters best in class exposure for their sponsorship contributions.

We believe MWGB offers sponsors the best exposure of any Geocaching event in the world.  All basic event costs are covered by us.  Your support enables value added activities for our attendees, enhancing their experience and your exposure.  MWGB is three full days long, providing the most continuous live exposure to our attendees of any event in the world.  It’s a great value; the cost of sponsorships at MWGB compared to other major events is available for pennies on the dollar.

Total support value includes any combination of cash or in-kind contributions.

Sponsorship Packages

Gold Sponsorship ($500-$999 in total support)

  • Web site logo/link + listing on our sponsors page for the calendar year 2014
  • Inclusion on our printed event schedule / program
  • Full color logo on one (1) building sign (travel bug area, Spangler Arena, Area 51, etc.)
  • Spangler Arena Banner Display*

Platinum Level Sponsor ($1000+ support)

  • All gold level benefits
  • 1 "Brought To You By" Activity (Ice cream social, outing, etc.)**
  • 1000 pc commercial item license (for coins, pins, etc. - excludes Mascot likeness, but includes event name, website, abbreviation, GC#, etc.)

Customized Sponsorship (Above $1000 support)

  • Contact us to discuss a customized support package based on your support plans
  • We are very open and flexible to anything which would improve the experience of MWGB for all attendees

* You must provide the banner and provide shipping costs to/from the event or disposal instructions.

** Brought to you by activities are first come first served and may not be possible to provide late sponsors due to schedule printing requirements.

Sponsorship packages do not include vending or exhibit space unless detailed in your sponsorship agreement.  For vending details and to reserve space, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ala Carte Sponsorship Opportunities

Building Signage Logo Placement - $75 Per Placement

We create large banners (estimated 6’ x 3’) to post at major event locations to help guide attendees around the venue.  These large banners are full color and feature two generous spaces for logo placements.  Because these banners are spread around the venue, you can increase your exposure by purchasing multiple placements.  Banners are put up on Wednesday during setup and are up 24/7 until tear-down on Sunday morning.  A great value!  Locations are given first come, first served.  Platinum and Gold sponsors get placement preference.