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September 20-21, 2019 will be the inaugural Little Apple Classic Car & Barbecue Cook Off. This contest is being put on by the Midwest Dream Car Collection, Visit Manhattan, and a small committee of volunteers. A portion of the proceeds of the contest will benefit the No Stone Unturned Foundation.

What Will the Festival consist of?

This festival will include events for the public on both Friday evening and during the daytime on Saturday. As a first-year event, we are hopeful to have roughly 1,500 attendees each day. The Little Apple Classic Car & Barbecue Cook Off is a sanctioned KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) contest and designated as a State BBQ Championship. The winner of the Little Apple Classic Car & Barbecue Cook Off earns a complimentary entry into the 2020 American Royal, World Series of Barbecue Championship.

 

To be successful, this contest will rely on community and regional partners and sponsors. Sponsorship can be made either through cash sponsorship and/or in-kind sponsorships. The various levels of sponsorship, and the exposure that businesses and individuals get with that sponsorship, are below. All sponsors, regardless of level, can take advantage of:

  • Name, logo, and link to their company URL on littleapplebbq.com.
  • Contribute to the “goodie bag” given to each competing team and volunteer judge.
  • A vendor table set up at the festival to promote your business and/or product(s).
  • Logo on the event Facebook page and promotional material.

Grand Champion Level - $1,500

  • Ability to present the grand champion, or reserve grand champion, their award and have a photo opportunity.
  • Sponsor’s name and logo on the Grand Champion award and banner.
  • Six event t-shirts
  • Six Friday night dinner buffet tickets
  • Twelve drink tickets for Friday night
  • Six tickets to the beer tasting event on Friday night
  • Six passes for complimentary entrance into the festival
  • Ability to place a business banner at the event.
  • Cook Off sponsorship certificate

Class Champion Level - $1,000

  • Ability to present the category champion their award and have a photo opportunity.
  • Four event t-shirts
  • Four Friday night dinner buffet tickets
  • Eight drink tickets for Friday night
  • Four tickets to the beer tasting event on Friday night
  • Four passes for complimentary entrance into the festival
  • Choice of category includes chicken, pork butt, ribs and brisket (1st come 1st served)
  • Ability to place a business banner at the event.
  • Cook Off sponsorship certificate

People's Choice Level - $500

  • Business mention during People’s Choice award presentation
  • Two event t-shirts
  • Two Friday night dinner buffet tickets
  • Four drink tickets for Friday night
  • Two tickets to the beer tasting event on Friday night
  • Two passes for complimentary entrance into the festival
  • Cook Off sponsorship certificate

Sign up to Sponsor Now

Download the sponsorship packet and return with payment to be included in this great event.