Country Western Fundraiser Theme Ideas

Country western theme ideas.

A Country Western theme is a popular, profitable fundraiser motif for non-profits. This blog will share numerous creative ideas from some of the western fundraisers we have managed for clients.

Theme Name Ideas

We have helped clients host a variety of successful western theme fundraisers that had creative names.  Use your imagination and create a theme that will capture your supporters’ attention. It can include an upscale country theme, authentic cowboy theme, wild west, or a farm theme that incorporates farm animals.  Here are some examples:

  • Denim and Diamonds
  • Boots And Bling
  • Big And Bright
  • Bluebonnet Bash
  • Bubbles, Boots and Bingo
  • Giddy Up At The Grove
Country western theme  name ideas for fundraisers.


When planning your western fundraiser theme, try to use a venue that has a great country western vibe.  Many of our clients have selected venues that are in a country setting and have a wonderful country western style that went perfectly with their fundraiser theme.

western fundraiser theme venue ideas

Outside Décor

Depending on your venue, you can create a country western vibe by adding outside décor and activities for guests to enjoy before they enter the venue. Here are some examples:

country western theme outside decor for fundraiser

Outdoor Signs

If possible, display signs that correspond with your fundraiser theme that attract guests’ attention and guide them to outdoor activities and the check in area. These are good examples:

outdoor signs for country western fundraiser theme

Check In Area Décor

The check in area is the first thing that your guests will see. Incorporate western décor and signs on tables and around the check in area. 

Set up your check in to make purchases and bidding run flawlessly and effortlessly for your guests. Event Management Software makes this easy to do. Guests don’t need to use their credit card, debit card, or cash every time they make a purchase or bid during the fundraiser.  The fundraiser software allows volunteers to track guests’ purchases and bids based on their bid numbers or names. Their cards are charged at the end of the event.  It’s also a great idea to use auction and event services to organize and prepare for your fundraiser.

Here are some examples from past events:

check in area decor for country western fundraiser theme

One of our clients used horseshoes to help guests find their seats, which helped the fundraiser run smoothly. They attached guests’ names and table numbers to horseshoes with a ribbon.

country western fundraiser theme idea using horseshoes to help guest find their seats

Venue Décor

Venue décor is an important part of your western theme fundraiser.  Make sure the décor is large and eye-catching. It should give your venue a country western look and feel. The items can be rented, purchased, created by volunteers, or donated by local artists Here are some popular décor ideas:

  • Cowboy hats
  • Cowboy boots
  • Bales of hay
  • Saddles
  • Ropes
  • Western scarves
  • Horseshoes
  • Cowhide
  • Denim
  • Balloons
  • Lighted signs or displays
  • Neon signs or displays
  • Décor

Here are some examples from past fundraisers:

country western fundraiser theme ideas
country western fundraiser theme ideas
country western fundraiser theme ideas
country western fundraiser theme ideas

Table Décor

Your table décor should also reflect your theme.  Here are some table décor ideas:

  • Cowboy hats
  • Cowboy boots
  • Ropes
  • Western scarves
  • Horseshoes
  • Cactus centerpieces
  • Cowhide
  • Belt buckles

Here are some table décor examples:

country western fundraiser theme ideas for table decor
country western fundraiser theme ideas for table decor


There are several great ideas for entertainment for your fundraiser.  How about a country western band, singer, or country music DJ for your entertainment? Also consider a Cowboy doing roping tricks, story teller or other western motif of entertainment.

More Western Fundraiser Theme Ideas

If you want more ideas for a country western theme, check out our e-book.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this blog, which will focus on country western fundraiser games, contests, other supplemental fundraisers, and no-risk auction packages.

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