Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival is a 501(c)3 charitable organization seeking to promote the culture of the 7 nations (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Brittany, Galicia), spanning modern areas of the UK, France, and Spain. The festival hosts a variety of events including traditional dance, Highland Games (Heavy Athletics), Celtic Dogs, traditional music, Strong Man Strong Women, and much more.

In 2013 we were honored to be selected to host the Worlds Masters Highland Games Championships. This competition brought over 100 male and female athletes, ages 40 and older from all over the world to compete at the 25th annual Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival. This was in addition to the nearly 100 athletes from around North America who usually attend our event. In 2018 the Festival hosted a qualifing leg for the IHGF Championship. Each year the festival welcomes thousands of attendies in addition to vendors, dancers, and athletes to enjoy Celtic food, games, music, dance, and culture. We are working hard to make sure that the 2019 RGVCF is the biggest that we have yet. However, we need your support to show the world the community spirit and hospitality of New Mexico.

We have put together a sponsorship program with various levels of participation. Sponsorship comes with the benefit of advertising which includes, depending on the level; signage at the entrance and your logo on all the athletic t-shirts. Your business name will be seen by thousands. Please consider one of the following sponsorship levels in order to help us to continue our mission to keep the Celtic Culture alive and well in the Rio Grande Valley area.


Grant Oliver Co-Chair

Platinum Thistle $5,000

Platinum Thistle Sponsorship: $5000.00 Donation (Only one Platinum Sponsorship is available.)

  • Company Logo on all advertising

  • (3) 3'x8' Banners- one at the entrance and two at other event areas

  • Mentions from main stage hourly

  • Logo on Athletic shirts

  • Name on a Caber

  • Listing on RGVCF website on our Facebook page

  • 10 passes

Titanium thistle $2,500

Limited sponsorships available at this level. Festival to Provide:

  • (2) 3'x8' Banners- one at the entrance and one at another event area

  • Logo on Athletic shirts

  • Listing on RGVCF website and mention on our Facebook page

  • 6 passes

Gold Thistle       $1,000  


Festival to Provide:

  • (1) 3'x5' Banner at the festival entrance

  • Listing on RGVCF website and mention on our Facebook page

  • 6 passes

Silver Thistle                $500

Festival to Provide:

  • (1) 2'x4' Banner at the entrance

  • Listing on RGVCF website and mention on our Facebook page

  • 4 passes

Copper Thistle 


Festival to Provide:

  • Listing on the "Copper Thistle" Group Banner at the entrance

  • Listing on the RGVCF website and mention on our Facebook page.

  • 2 passes

*All Sponsors are eligible to be listed on the Rio Grande Valley Website.