Sultana Downrigging Festival

October 27-29, 2023

About Sultana's Downrigging Festival

Tall Ships and Bluegrass with a Cause!

Now in its 23nd year, the Sultana Education Foundation’s Downrigging Weekend Festival is one of the largest annual tall ship gatherings in North America. The festival features a long-weekend of Tall Ship sails, tours, incredible live bluegrass music, lectures, exhibits, family activities, regional food and more. Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s environmental literacy programs and the other nonprofits participating in the festival.

Thank You Festival Sponsors

Become a Downrigging 2023 Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities start at $500 are available for both individuals and businesses.

Look for 2023 Sponsorship Information to be posted here in June.
Interested in being a 2023 sponsor?  Email

Click here for our prior year sponsorship details | Click here to make a sponsorship contribution

Thanks again to our 2022 Downrigging Sponsors!

Downrigging Lead Sponsor




Dave & Lena Cantera

Caroline D. Gabel

Chris Havemeyer

Andrew & Leslie Price

Wallace Reynolds & Mary Anne Shea

Ice Lady Widdup




Dorothy & Lyle Feisel
Linda & Robert Leigh
Fiona & Morgan Lum
William & Amanda Madar
Wendy O’Brien
Ruth Sorenson
Lesley & Eric Schless



Priscilla C. Cooper
Lee & Geoff Dennis
John T. Diller III
Wendy Sand Eckel & Robert L. Roth
Carla & Frank Gerber
Trish & Brooke Harwood
Patti & Dave Hegland
Linda, Guyon & Julia Knight
Brooke Logan Packard & Harry Packard
Paul & Pam Sautter
Harry & Sandy Sears
Michael Singer & James Smith
Sarah & Peter Sweetser
Laura & Kirk Wade
Paula Wordtt & Richard Owen
Anne Vansant & Carter Stanton
Dickson Young & Brigette Perry


Clarence Carvell
Anne K. Charles
Chester River Racket
Steve Clemons & Andrew Oros
Kat Conley & Jamie Kirkpatrick
Figg’s Ordinary
Frank & Lisa Hatheway
Charles Lerner
Nancy & Bill Low
The Kent School
Mimi’s Closet
Leslie C. Moorhouse
Polly Javorski and Sheri Putnam
Paula Reeder
James H. Simon
Ginny Turley & Bill Yoder

Founding Sponsor



Festival Partners