Don’t miss Creative Action’s signature event, Big Hair Country Fair, unlike any event in Austin! Dine on all you can eat comfort food and carnival treats from local vendors and enjoy specialty drinks from our sponsors High Brew, Waterloo Sparkling Water, Big Bend Brewery, and Lalo Tequila.

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EVENT CO-CHAIRS: Carly and Clayton Christopher & Jim McDermott and David Rodriguez

EVENT COMMITTEE: Laura Aidan • Emily Beckman • Laurie Gosda • Tara Miko Grayless • Patty Schatz • Serene Warren

Carnival games  •  Live music  •  Complimentary big hairstyles  •  Interactive art  •  Youth performances  •  Photo booth

About Creative Action

We empower and educate youth through the transformative power of creative expression, social and emotional learning, and social justice education. 

Through a suite of after school, in-school, and community-based programs, Creative Action’s team of professional teaching artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers, and confident leaders in their community.

Tickets & Sponsorships

Table sponsorships are available at various levels as well as individual tickets! When you sponsor Creative Action’s Big Hair Country Fair, you are providing youth with creative youth development opportunities that inspire students to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers, and confident leaders in their community.

Individual tickets – $300

Big Top Sponsor

$25,000

Table for 10

Logo featured in event slideshow and materials

Promotion of company on social media

..and more!

Boufants Sponsor

$15,000

Table for 10

Logo featured in event slideshow and materials

Promotion of company on social media

..and more!

Razzle Dazzle Sponsor

$10,000

Table for 10

Logo featured in stage area

Listed in event materials and Creative Action annual report

…and more!

Ferris Wheel Sponsor

$7,500

Table for 10

Listed in event materials

Logo display in stage area

…and more!

Cotton Candy Sponsor

$5,000

Table for 10

Logo inclusion in event materials

…and more!

Country Fair Fun Table

$3,000

Table for 10

Logo inclusion in event materials

…and more! 

Program

Here’s the rundown for our night of hootin’ and hollerin’! 

6 pm  –  Welcome and carnival games begin, including hairstyling, photo booth, carnival treats, live art, live music, surprise bags, and more! 

7:15 pm  –  Dinner

7:45 pm  –  Performances and live auction

9:15 pm  –  Carnival reopens

10 pm  –  Goodnight y’all!

2018 Live Auction

Check out our amazing live auction items from last year’s event:

UT Longhorn Experience

Value: $11,000

Enjoy the ultimate UT Longhorn football & basketball game experience! Includes:

  • 8 private Skybox seats, including food and alcohol
  • 4 tickets and club passes to 2 UT basketball games
  • YETI cooler filled with our presenting beverage sponsors for the perfect tailgate season
Virgin Islands

Value: $33,000

Imagine relaxing for 6 nights on a luxury sailboat in the BVI! Enjoy:

  • Room for 8 guests in four air-conditioned double cabins with private baths on the luxury catamaran, “Foxy Lady”
  • Includes captain and private chef
  • Enjoy water sports including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and snorkeling
Eden east_table

Value: $1,200

Enjoy a true farm-to-table dining experience for you and 9 guests under the oak trees at Eden East. Includes custom menu by Owner & Chef Sonya Coté and drinks by our sponsors.

African Photo Safari

Value: $9,000

Explore Limpopo, South Africa’s Shelanti Game Reserve and its majestic wildlife on this 5-night Photo Safari for 2. Includes:

  • 5 nights in luxury tented accommodations and meals for 2
  • 2 game drives per day
  • Gorgeous sunset views from Pride Rock
  • Cave painting hike or guided bush walk
  • $50 spa voucher and airport transportation
  • Optional upgrades, extensions, and additional excursions
Jackson Hole Getaway

Donated by Carly & Clayton Christopher

Value: $9,000

Enjoy a 6-night stay in a newly renovated private Teton Pines resort home located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Choose your stay by exploring the wonders that summer offers in Jackson Hole, or opt for a snow-centric trip during ski season! Features:

  • Minutes from Teton National Park, Teton Village ski resort, and Teton Pines golf course
  • Perfect location for epic summer hikes or insane winter skiing
  • 4 bedrooms, cozy dens with a wood-burning fireplace, and deck with beautiful mountain views
  • Walking distance from boutique grocery, sandwich shop, French inspired coffee shop, sushi, retail, yoga and more!
Creative Action After School

Value: Priceless

Underwrite our After School Scholarship Fund for a year and help change lives through high-quality arts enrichment programs.

  • Each child receives 540+ hours of after school arts enrichment annually
  • Students build critical 21st Century skills like creativity, teamwork, empathy, critical thinking, and leadership through hands-on lessons in theatre, visual art, digital media, and film
  • Enjoy naming rights for our After School Scholarship Fund for a year
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Dine on a carefully curated, whimsical, and delicious menu at one of Austin’s top restaurants. You and 9 guests will enjoy a chef’s tasting dinner by talented new chef Rene Deleon (formerly of Alinea in Chicago) in Swift’s historic downtown dining space.

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Value: Priceless  

The ultimate experience for cider lovers in Austin Eastciders’ brand new tap room, The Collaboratory! In addition to a fun, private party with a full open cider bar and live music, you’ll get an exclusive, pre-event tasting lesson and tour with in-house Sommelier Marc Brenton Smith. Enjoy:

  • 3-hour private party for 50 & pre-event tasting for 20
  • Cider bar with core flavors, special small-batch releases, and cider cocktails
  • Charcuterie and cheese pairings by Antonelli’s
  • Your choice of local band or karaoke session
  • Complimentary take-home pint glass for all of your guests
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Value: Priceless

Sit back and let Austin’s renowned Chef Gabe Erales (Noma MX, Noma Copenhagen, Head Chef of Dai Due Taqueria at FareGround) prepare a custom dinner for you and 11 friends.

Enjoy:

  • Custom menu for 12 by Chef Gabe Erales at a private home on the lake (date to be determined w/ chef and family)
  • Cocktails, beer, and wine pairings by Sterling Vineyards
  • Music by award-winning Austin singer-songwriter, Jonny Gray, while you dine
  • Panacea Collection decor for a gorgeous setting

2018 SPONSORS

We are so grateful for the tremendous support from our 2018 sponsors!

Deep Eddy
High Brew
Mighty Swell
Austin Eastciders
Waterloo Sparkling Water
Sterling Vineyards
American Innovations
Alamo Drafthouse
Panacea Collection
Urbanspace
HPI
Hat Creek
Garrison Brothers
Esperos SOHO
Prohibition Creamery
Ritual Salon
Hubert's Lemonade
Twin Liquors
Whim Hospitality

Questions or interested in being a sponsor?
Contact: Alexa@creativeaction.org or 512.442.8773 ext. 110