Sultana Downrigging Festival

October 28 – 30, 2022

About Sultana's Downrigging Festival

Tall Ships and Bluegrass with a Cause!

Now in its 22nd 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

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

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Downrigging Lead Sponsor




Dave & Lena Cantera

Caroline D. Gabel

Chris Havemeyer

Wallace Reynolds & Mary Anne Shea

Louise S. Widdup





Dorothy & Lyle Feisel
Linda & Robert Leigh
Fiona & Morgan Lum



Priscilla C. Cooper
Lee & Geoff Dennis
Wendy Sand Eckel & Robert L. Roth
Carla & Frank Gerber
Trish & Brooke Harwood
Linda, Guyon & Julia Knight
Brooke Logan Packard & Harry Packard
Harry & Sandy Sears
Michael Singer & James Smith
Sarah & Peter Sweetser
Laura & Kirk Wade
Paula Wordtt & Richard Owen
Anne Vansant & Carter Stanton



Anne K. Charles
Steve Clemons & Andrew Oros
Frank & Lisa Hatheway
The Kent School
Ginny Turley & Bill Yoder

Founding Sponsor



Festival Partners