Why be a Sponsor?

Join us for Deke Slayton Airfest to be held at the La Crosse Regional Airport on August 8 & 9, 2015. We are proud and honored to host the Unites States Air Force Thunderbirds. We are also thrilled to host other various units from the United States Military, as well as internationally known civilian performers. Airfest 2015 is a special combination of air and ground-based activities featuring static display aircraft, NASA information and exhibits, as well as the internationally known civilian and military airshow performers. While you might be able to see some of the airshow from outside the airport grounds, you don't want to miss all of the other activities that can only be experienced by being there.

The top ten reasons to be a sponsor of Deke Slayton Airfest:
  1. One-of-a-kind VIP hospitality
  2. Unmatched density of exposure
  3. Intense fan loyalty
  4. Ideal consumer demographics
  5. Title sponsorship opportunities
  6. Exclusive brand sponsorship tied to on-site sales
  7. Unparalleled sampling, couponing and product give-away opportunities
  8. Cross promotions between brands and area retailers
  9. Partnerships between non-competing products and services
  10. Identification with popular and local charitable cases


The public fascination with flight is seemingly insatiable. Each year thousands attend this event providing a live audience to receive your marketing message. Airshow spectators also spend longer time at this type of event and are much more mobile, visiting booths and looking at advertiser’s displays and signage.

Community Involvement

The airshow benefits charities and organizations. As an airshow sponsor, you will be demonstrating community goodwill by supporting this area's one-of-a-kind and high visibility event. The airshow is a proven, popular family outing that provides affordable, wholesome entertainment for the entire family.

We are thrilled about this year's great family event, providing a breath-taking, action-packed show and many unique displays for people of all ages!


Sponsor Packages

The following sponsorship packages are designed to provide maximum exposure for your company's name and allow for increased interaction with Airfest activities. In addition to the opportunities listed below, Airfest will work with you to support your commitment through maximum promotional consideration and cooperation.

Apollo Club $2,500
Skylab Club $1,500
Shuttle Club $500
Slayton Club $250

Exhibit Area

Represent your company and showcase your products with an Airfest Display Tent. You'll have the opportunity of talking to the Airfest audience - thousands of people representing a broad demographic. We provide the tent, exhibitor passes for your employees, and a highly visible opportunity to be seen by potential and existing customers. Please call the Airfest office at (608) 779-9994 or email info@airfest.com to discuss the details to suit your specific needs.

Buy a Block of Tickets

Your company can purchase a block of general admission tickets to Airfest 2015 at a savings of $1.00 per adult ticket ($9.00 per ticket). These tickets can then be given to clients and customers, or offered to your employees at the reduced rate as an employee incentive. A minimum of fifty (50) tickets must be purchased at one time to receive this discount. This offer ends June 1, 2015.

Official Airfest Program Advertisements

Maximize your company's exposure by placing your business card or an advertisement in the official Airfest 2015 Souvenir Program. This program is used to collect autographs and to be a resource for Airfest attendees. There are many opportunities available to fit every budget.

Special Events

If your company would like to have a company picnic, customer appreciation gathering or other special function, please contact us at (608) 779-9994 or email info@airfest.com to discuss the details. Airfest can accommodate you in your own area and tent. We can also arrange the activities like an aircraft tug-of-war or performer greeting and make your event as special as it desires to be!