Sponsors

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor for the 2018 Festival?
Perhaps your business would be interested in sponsoring an event at the festival. Contact us to discuss how to get more exposure for your product and business before, during and after the festival.

2018 Sponsors

We encourage you to patronize these sponsors, partners, and advertisers and visit the ranches, parks and preserves that have so generously contributed staff and access for this event. They have contributed toward the protection of our natural resources.

Bee County Chamber of CommerceBeeville was named a Texas Main Street City in 2005 and a National Main Street City in 2006 and 2007. The Bee County Chamber is engaged in capitalizing on, and helping to grow, all of these activities. The Chamber’s mission is “to promote and advocate for the business community of the Bee County Region, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for our citizens through economic, educational, arts and tourism development”.
Properties
Fennessey RanchThe Fennessey Ranch consists of 4,000 acres of abundant wetlands, meadows, natural lakes, riparian woods and brush land and bordered on three sides by the Mission River. The Fennessey is located in the heart of the Central Flyway along a region of the Texas coastline known as the “Coastal Bend.” The Fennessey has opened its gates for a wide array of unique recreational opportunities. A pair of photographers, Dean Johnstone and Bill Harvey, competed on the Fennessey during the prestigious Wildlife in Focus Contest, bringing them the 2017 Fourth Grand Prize Award.
Barnhart Q5 Ranch & Nature Retreat. Relax, explore, hike, bike, horseback ride, birdwatch, hunt (exclusive use only), or let us help you design a special program for you, your friends and family at our 706 acre working ranch while staying in the rustic restored Maetze-von Dohlen located in Berclair between Goliad and Beeville, Texas.
Canoe Trail Goliad promotes enjoyment and conservation of the natural, cultural, and historical resources of the San Antonio River in Goliad County by encouraging responsible, quality, public access opportunities through citizen‐led partnerships.
Coastal Bend College

Coastal Bend College Coastal Bend College is a community college that has its main campus in Beeville, Texas, and operates branch campuses in Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton, Texas.
Photography Tours
Dave Allen wildlife photography classesDave Allen’s favorite class offering is a 4-day fall hummingbird workshop at the beautiful Casa de San Pedro B&B in Hereford, Arizona. He also offers private workshops at various locations.

Ruth Hoyt Photo Bound ToursRuth Hoyt is based in South Texas but her photo tours take her to many unique places. In South Texas, locations can include public lands but most often are on private properties professionally set up for nature and wildlife photography. The photo tours she leads and co-leads are limited to small groups and take into consideration each participant's interests.
Chris Deadman-WinstonChris Deadman-Winston offers guided tours of La Ramireña Birding and Wildlife Ranch, a privately owned 1100 acre ranch in Dinero, Texas. The ranch offers guest house accommodations and blinds for birding and photography.
Products
CognisysCognisys specializes in precision photography equipment. Products include camera traps, focus stacking tools, and trigger systems. Sign up for Robert Benson's workshops and presentation to learn how to use some of these products.
Hunt's Photo & Video proudly serves a diverse audience of individual, corporate, educational, law enforcement and government clients as one of the country's largest retailers of photo, video and digital imaging products. Digital Imaging Reporter named Hunt's Photo & Video of New England as its inaugural E-tailer of the Year for 2013. Citing the firm's high level of integration between its physical locations and numerous Internet retail portals, the publication revealed that the company's online shopping experience outperformed many of its competitors. According to DIR, the award decision was heavily influenced by the fact that the firm has a clearly defined focus on satisfying online consumers. In addition to catering to those who prefer to use shopping venues like eBay and Amazon, the company has worked to make a seamless transition between its web presence and its in-store branding.