Sultana Downrigging Festival

October 29 – 31, 2021

About Sultana's Downrigging Festival

Tall Ships and Bluegrass with a Cause!

Now in its 21st year, the Sultana Education Foundation’s Downrigging Weekend Festival is one of the largest annual tall ship gatherings in North America. The festival features three days 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, partner school program scholarships and the other nonprofit’s participating in the festival.

Thank You Festival Sponsors

Downrigging Lead Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Lena & Dave Cantera
Harry & Brooke Logan Packard
Jack McElroy

Silver Sponsors


Carter & Anne Burton Vansant
John T. Diller III
Georgiana Evans
Caroline Gabel
Elizabeth Gross
Patti & Dave Hegland
Darby & Donald Hewes
Philippa & Billy Hollingsworth
Joyce Huber
George Kreshock
Linda & Robert Leigh
Amanda & Bill Madar
Chips & Liz Moore
Melissa & George Stratts
Paul & Pam Sautter
James H. Simon Jr.
Michael Singer & James Smith
Judy & Turner Smith
Peter & Sally Sweetser
Sandee Trakat
Lisa & Michael Vadasz
MJ Veverka
Mrs. Louise S. Widdup
Paula Wordtt & Richard Owen


Bronze Sponsors

Deborah & Stanley Blazejewski
Anne K. Charles
Cross Street Realtors, LLC.
Dorothy & Lyle Feisel
The Finishing Touch
Carla & Frank Gerber
Joanne & Bill Ghio
Trish & Brooke Harwood
The Kent School, Inc.
Linda, Julia & Guyon Knight
Janet & Jay Merrifield
Mimi’s Closet
Mr. & Mrs. Leslie C. Moorhouse
Franco & Daryl Prezioso
Leslie & Andrew Price
Mary Anne Shea & Blyth Reynolds
Frank & Susan Newton Rhodes
Aubrey Sarvis
Leslie & Eric Schless
Joanne & Matt Tobriner
Judy & Peter VanDyke
Laura & Kirk Wade
Kay & Herb Wilkinson

Festival Partners