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How To Sponsor

Because the IAGLCWDC is a Charitable Non-Profit Corporation under the provisions of Paragraph 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, all sponsorship contributions by U.S. donors may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax professional regarding the deductibility of your particular contribution.

When you support the IAGLCWDC and its charitable beneficiaries by becoming a sponsor, you demonstrate your commitment to the community in a way that generates very positive visibility for your business or organization.

If you or your business wish to become a sponsor of The Houston Hoedown or The IAGLCWDC please contact these persons as indicated for full information:

Sponsor The Houston Hoedown
Jim Chakeres
Jim Chakeres

Convention Director

Sponsor The IAGLCWDC
Debbie Storrs
Debbie Storrs

IAGLCWDC Vice Chairperson

Forms to sponsor The Houston Hoedown
Sponsorship Information (PDF format)

Sponsorship Application (PDF format)
You can make your sponsorship donation online here Link opens in new tab/window.

Sponsorship Levels:

Bronze Sponsorship $500 USD
Silver Sponsorship $1000 USD
Gold Sponsorship $1500 USD
Diamond Sponsorship $2000 USD
Platinum Sponsorship $5000+ USD
Copper Sponsorship — Non-Monetary/Other
How To Purchase An Ad

NOTE: Beginning in 2016 in order to save on expenses and reduce the work load required to host a hoedown in a remote city, the IAGLCWDC did not print a formal Program/Guidebook. Therefore, to verify that a Program/Guidebook is being printed for this year's hoedown, please contact Jim Chakeres prior to purchasing.

Businesses and Organizations are invited to purchased ads in the Program/Guidebook.

The Guidebook will be distributed to all weekend attendees, up to 500 or more expected, plus many local area clubs and night spots. Your target audience for advertising will be primarily gay/lesbian who like to travel and shop.

Full information regarding pricing, non-profit discounts, and how to submit your ad electronically:

Program Advertising Application (PDF format)

Applications (with payment in full) must be received no later than [15 days early] 2023.

NOTE: The information below is based on vendor space availability and prices based on the past few hoedowns. Actual availability and prices for The Houston Hoedown are subject to change. We will do our best to post final information within 3 months of the hoedown.

The Houston Hoedown will feature a vendor area each day of the event during the following times:

  • Friday, 10 am to 11 pm
  • Saturday, 9 am to 11 pm
  • Sunday, 9 am to 12 noon
The vendor hours coincide with the hours of the dance workshops during the day, plus the Friday and Saturday evening dances.

The vendor area will be outside of the ballroom where evening dances take place and adjacent to workshop classrooms.

Western wear, massage, music, arts and crafts, travel - these are all things that might appeal to convention attendees. Or you can set up an information table for your business or organization. You'll be catering to a primarily gay/lesbian audience who like to travel and shop.

Vendor Information (PDF format)

Vendor Application (PDF format)
More Info
For any additional information, please contact
Jim Chakeres
Jim Chakeres

Convention Director


Silver Sponsorship $1000 USD
Copper Sponsorship — $250 USD

34 Host Sponsors

In random order: Cross The Line Dancing Houston ~ Michael Stevens ~ Alan Gaudet ~ Rob Ollander-Krane ~ Jim Chakeres ~ Jim Coakley ~ Jose Martinez ~ Drusilla Steele ~ Joan McDonough ~ Lisa Coopersmith ~ Eiki Yoshikawa ~ Charlie Monroe ~ Ingu Yun ~ Kimber Keany ~ Lori Boldman ~ The LA Wranglers ~ Cullen Ruff ~ Klint Kendrick ~ Daniel Barutta ~ Keith Manning ~ Terry Chasteen ~ Danny Rideout ~ Curtis Tutt ~ Mark Evans ~ Claude Godbout ~ Daniel Craigmile ~ Richard Sheftman ~ Scott Roewer ~ Chad Graber New Mexico Dance Fiesta ~ Tony Labella ~ Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon

23 Clubs Attending

In random order: Dancin' Divas ~ Mavericks ~ San Diego Coasters ~ Second City Country Dance Association ~ Columbus Stompers ~ Manhattan Mustangs ~ Big Easy Stompers ~ Southern Line Atlanta ~ Dance Ranch Palm Springs ~ Toronto Wranglers ~ The Sundance Association for Country Western Dancing ~ Scandalous ~ Southern Country Charlotte ~ The Dairyland Dancers ~ Gays for Patsy ~ Rainbow Ranglers Dance Club ~ Club Bolo Danse Country Montreal ~ Big Apple Ranch ~ The Rocky Mountain Sway ~ DC RolePlay ~ Rain Country Dance Association ~ DC Rawhides ~ The LA Wranglers