Festival sponsors needed


Friday is the deadline day to offer sponsorship for the annual Texas Mushroom Festival, and those that have sponsored the annual event are asked to submit payments.

“We are reminding people that have committed to a sponsorship for the 2018 Texas Mushroom Festival to be sure and submit their payments by Aug. 10,” said TMF President Steve Carter.

Carter said the date is important because volunteers need ample time to get sponsor names, information and business logos submitted to the vendors we use for placing ads in certain publications, and, in some cases, the information is printed on festival T-shirts and other items. “If it looks like you cannot be ready by Aug. 10, give us a call or let us know in advance that you are going to be a sponsor and we will make arrangements to make sure they are included,” he said. “They can call Laura Lawrenz at (936) 348-9333 or email her at laura.lawrenz@ci.madisonville.tx.us.”

Payments need to be mailed to Texas Mushroom Festival, P.O. Box 695, Madisonville, TX 77864.

Carter said the Texas Mushroom Festival Is a non-profit organization that relies in part on donations and sponsorships.

“We greatly welcome your participation and support,” the TMF website states.

Additionally, tickets for the annual Gala Dinner, which kicks off the festival, are now on sale.

According to the website, the Texas Mushroom Festival's Gala Dinner is a big party ... it's like a prom, but for adults. It offers a four-course meal that has been paired with wine from our wineries.

It also offers silent and live auctions, a wine pull, a raffle, as well as entertainment.

Visit https://www.texasmushroomfestival.com/galadinner.htm to reserve seats.