First Annual Bacon Fest: Good Time, Great Cause
Who has ever had a hankering for bacon? We know we have…but there was no shortage of the “meat-candy” or cold beverages at the first annual Beer & Bacon Fest that drew a crowd at the new Armada Bar in Old City on Saturday, July 26th, 2014. The event presented by Grayson Hyundai & Grayson Subaru was the signature event for the Junior Achievement Associate Board with all ticket sales going to support teaching area youth about the economics for success – staying in school, finding a career path, and managing their finances. Appropriately, the tagline for the event was “Inspiring kids to bring home the bacon since 1969!”
There are other bacon festivals across the country, of course, but when you add Beer & Bacon together you get a Fest like no other. The attendees embraced the quirky event filled with unique bacon-themed cuisine, a variety of beer selections, and live music.
The event featured Southern inspired heavy hors d’oeuvres including Calhoun’s BBQ on biscuits, Ole Smoky Moonshine Sausage, piles of bacon, Armada’s Signature Bacon & Pepper Infused Bloody Mary, along with Magpies’ Bacon & Chocolate Chip Cookies and Maple Bacon Donuts from Scrumps.
The combination of the amazing array of popular restaurants making some very unique and delicious bacon dishes, as well as the vast selection of craft beers and a beautiful weather day brought out people looking for fun.
The official statement from Junior Achievement Associate Board who planned & implemented Beer & Bacon Fest:
“Thank you Knoxville for helping to make the first annual Beer & Bacon Fest a success right out of the gate. Many of you enjoyed a fun and festive evening out all for a good cause! We are excited about the great event we have created and we are committed to capturing and taking advantage of all of the opportunities we have to make this event the best it can be and to make it an event everyone in the area looks forward to each year.”
The Board will be meeting next week to start the planning for what we know will be an even bigger and better event in 2015. To get your company involved in this event or to find out more information please call Callie at 865-457-2461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beer & Bacon Fest is the Junior Achievement Associate Board’s Signature Event – this event will include several types of beer (including some craft beers) and a variety of bacon themed or bacon inspired foods for your tasting pleasure. Guests will enjoy a souvenir glass, live music, a photo booth, silent auction, and other event activities. 100% of sponsorships & ticket sales will go toward Junior Achievement programs…
“Inspiring Young People to Bring Home the Bacon Since 1969”.
Junior Achievement of East Tennessee, Inc. is a 501c(3) Charitable Organization. By participating in special events like the Beer & Bacon Fest & Auction, you are helping Junior Achievement teach students in East Tennessee the fundamentals of business and economics. We hope you make your participation in this event a tradition that you look forward to every year!
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In return for your company’s investment in Junior Achievement, we plan to provide an excellent event to showcase your products & your company’s participation with publicity and exposure as outlined below.
Presenting Sponsorship – $2,000
Includes: Tickets for 4 people to the event, Opportunity for Company Representative to participate in the planning of the event, Banner designating your company (name or logo) as the Presenting Sponsor/ Recognition on the events can coolers & beer tasting glasses/ ad prior to the event in the Greater Knoxville Business Journal publicizing the event /press release post event with headline recognition
Hog Wild Sponsors – $500
Includes: 2 tickets to the event, medium size recognition on sponsor banner/ signage with any of your donated product/ recognized in ad prior to the event in the Greater Knoxville Business Journal publicizing the event & mention in press release post event.
Bacon Lover Sponsors – $250
Includes: One ticket to the event, small logo recognition on sponsor banner & signage with any of your donated product
Beer & Food Sponsors –
Donated beer & food will be designated by appropriate signage and company logos with the donated product. They will also be recognized on a banner with all food & beverage sponsors. Best food & beer (voted on by attendees) will be mentioned in the post event press release!
We offer sponsorships at every level –- we can customize any of our sponsorship packages to meet your needs and would be happy to discuss in-kind trades in lieu of cash sponsorship.
Please call Callie with any questions or to reserve your sponsorship today: (865)457-2461 or email@example.com