Katie Kincade has been doing our posters since 2017 which was “The Year of the Woman” design. That design was a huge success and got us rolling into a new series of Katie Kincade designs that are still coming in each year. However, Katie also does our postcard, t-shirt and banner designs. The banner design is where our sponsor of the month, Hines Signs, comes in.
Jake Page, the owner and prolific sign maker in downtown Cotati, takes Katie’s banner design and transforms it into a couple of dozen 4’ by 4’ banners. The materials that Jake uses to make these banners come to life are of the highest quality and it shows. That is why when you see one of his creations along Highway 116, or at the corner of Fraites Rd and Old Adobe Roads, you notice that it is in another “banner world” compared to the surrounding attempts at advertising. The colors and design are so eye-catching, that after the festival almost all of them end up hanging in someone’s garage, patio, or wherever they can find a good home.
Jake’s work is so appreciated by us. When we need some extra A-frames or a new banner to span across Old Redwood Highway, Jake is there to take care of the festival. Plus, he is an incredibly good and creative sign maker in case you find that need.
Our next two sponsors of the month have a lot in common. Their businesses are across the street from each other, they both produce fantastic micro-brew beer, and they both see the value in helping out local nonprofit events. They are Laguantias Brewery and Henhouse Brewery.
Lagunitas has been donating kegs of beer to us since the 90’s and then that gnarly pandemic hit which discontinued quite a few traditions. However, they were back on board last year and are helping out even more this year. We truly appreciate the quality and variety of the beer they send us, We know you will too!
Henhouse has also come aboard as a Silver Level Sponsor, as their nonprofit supporting efforts are getting more attention every year. It doesn’t hurt that the popularity of their beer is going through the roof.
It’s time for us to give a big time shout out to one of the fastest rising stars in the microbrew world, Henhouse Brewery!