Vail allocates special events funding |

Vail allocates special events funding

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The Vail Commission on Special Events has allocated $834,000 to help sponsor 28 events to be held during 2011. The seven-member commission finalized the allocations at its regular meeting on Dec. 1. Thirty-nine event proposals with requests totaling $1.65 million were considered. The budget was allocated by the Town Council as part of the overall town budget and includes money collected from the business license fees that are paid annually by all Vail businesses.

The largest allocation for 2011, $70,000, was awarded to the Vail Valley Foundation to help fund the Teva Mountain Games in June. An additional $45,000 was funded at the direction of the Town Council to support the IFSC World Cup Climbing event that is held in conjunction with the Teva Games.

Other significant funding awards include $60,000 for Gourmet on Gore, which will be expanded to a three-day event and will feature the addition of a Labor Day Brunch; and $60,000 for the Vail Film Festival, which will be held exclusively in Vail this year.

Oktoberfest received $55,000; America Days was awarded $50,000; Spring Back to Vail, $45,000; and the Vail Farmer’s Market was allocated $44,000. New for-2011 is The America Cup at Vail International Fly Fishing Tournament, which received $5,000.

In addition, $124,000 will support the 2011 winter holiday events including Holidays in Vail, Santa’s Workshops, Snow Daze and the new Vail Holidaze. Final allocations for these events will be formally determined after the CSE has had an opportunity to experience and review this year’s holiday events.

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