The Cross-Eyed Possum, band for the 2024 Ridgway RiverFest

2024 Ridgway RiverFest Sponsorship Deadline May 15

The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (UWP) staff and board sincerely thank the businesses and individuals who have already responded to our sponsor outreach this winter. Pamela and Tanya started emailing sponsors in February and we already have the top $4,000 sponsor level filled, plus lots of great silent auction and in-kind festival donations already.

In 2023, sponsors helped UWP create our best fundraising year at RiverFest yet. Contributions are so important in supporting our ability to put on the festival with free admission and our nonprofit activities protecting and improving the Upper Uncompahgre River Watershed.

The deadline for confirming sponsorships and silent auction donations, for those who have not yet, is May 15. (Actually we will happily take sponsorships and silent auction donations after that but not all promotional benefits may be available.) Here is a web page with sponsorship information including the 2024 Sponsor Levels.

Some sponsor levels include a free booth space at the festival. Plus, sponsors at the $250 level and up get a free entry into the river races – SUP, kayak, raft, canoe, and Junk of the Unc! You can even put your company name on your watercraft for more exposure.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email or call us. Learn more aboout UWP at

Thank you very much!
Tanya Ishikawa
Ridgway RiverFest Coordinator,
Pamela Cannalte
RiverFest Assistant Coordinator,

UWP Phone: 970-325-3010