Here is a roundup of the Top 15 Most Loved Experiences by Donors in Q1 of 2023 and other trends we notice.

  1. Tuscan Countryside & Cuisine
  2. Red River Gorge Adventure
  3. Escape to Paradise in Belize or Costa Rica
  4. Kentucky Bourbon Trail
  5. 2024 Kentucky Derby – 150th running of Derby and donors love anniversary experiences! 
  6. Sonoma Valley Couples Getaway
  7. 2023 US Open Golf
  8. 2023 American Music Awards
  9. My Old Kentucky Home – Bourbon Experience
  10. 2024 – 16th Hole Skybox at WMO
  11. 2024 – F1 Experience
  12. Pro Sports Fan Experience
  13. St. George Stay & Play
  14. Jackson Hole Adventure
  15. Portland Maine Culture & Cuisine

Here are some of our favorite highlights:

* What Categories of Experiences did Donors buy in Q1?  Food Wine Spirits – 31%, Adventure – 25% , Sports – 23%, Entertainment – 11% and Sea Sun Sand – 10%

* Adventure has always been our top selling category, but Food Wine & Spirits topped Adventure in Q1.

* Which type of experiences make the most money for organizations? Easy answer. Bucket-list sporting events & entertainment experiences, cabin vibes, private villas and homes.

* Napa & Sonoma have made a huge comeback in 2023. If we listed out #16 – #25, you would see this region occupying half of those slots.

* Kentucky-based experiences dominate the Top 10: Red River Gorge, Derby, Bourbon Trail and My Old Kentucky Home.

* New Experiences ADDED in Q1: Hocking Hills, 16th Hole Skybox with accommodations, Kentucky Derby First Turn, Costa Rica Dreams [7 bedroom villa], Private Bourbon Blending and Abu Dhabi F1 race.

* Most asked question continues to be “Are we too late to offer experiences at our event?” Some organizations call us a day or two before their event, so you are most likely not too late!

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Ready to raise the bar at your next event with any of our highly-sought after experiences?