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It’s Our 12thAnniversary!




My name is Ryan Oliphant. I am the 2020 Sponsorship Chairperson for the Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival. 


Tangipahoa Parish is home to many festivals and we are proud to be counted amongst them. Independence is a beautiful old railroad town in the heart of Tangipahoa Parish that has been celebrating our Sicilian-Italian heritage through an annual festival going on for almost 50 years. Our festival provides a fabulous fund-raising outlet for the area’s non-profit organizations, including private & public schools’ groups. Our festival also creates an important economic impact & helps to raise awareness of the many businesses up and down the Parish by attracting visitors from not only outside the Parish but out of state as well.


This year’s festival, celebrating our 12th anniversary, will be held March 13th, March 14th, and March 15th, 2020 on the streets of downtown Independence and we expect it to be the biggest and best yet. Our festival invests in advertising that includes television, radio, social media and the Internet. These efforts result in thousands of hits to our website and attract patrons from as far away as Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, and beyond!  


I am excited to bring our sponsorship offerings to you this year! The sponsorship committee has worked diligently to tailor offerings that maximize your business advertising & public relations exposure in return for your generous support. We offer some unique opportunities to bring your business to the mind of consumers not only on the festival weekend, but throughout the year. For example, you can be an exclusive booth sponsor or have exclusive rights to sponsor one or more of our webpages to highlight your business even further, but these perks are limited, some come with deadlines and some are offered on a 1stcome- 1stserved basis, so don’t delay. 


Please consider partnering with us to bring this event to our region once again. Attached is the detailed information of the packages available and the many perks associated with each level. Let us include your business with those who will make a lasting impression on countless consumers, as well as furthering its reputation as a business that gives back to the community. I look forward to your response.





Ryan Oliphant

Sponsorship Chairperson