What is a Pork Partner?
Pork Partners make the 2014 Tri-Cities Bacon Fest happen! Without you, our guests would not be able to explore the awesomeness of your bacon inspired foods. You have the unique opportunity to showcase your creativity and culinary skills by creating a dish with Bacon as the main ingredient. By becoming a partner, you will be entered in the Recipe Contest and have the opportunity to be recognized as having the best dish at the 2014 Tri-Cities Baconfest. **Bragging rights for a whole year included!
You provide the food and we will provide you with awesome advertising, marketing, cross-promotion and media exposure along with the 1,500 or more guests to showcase your bacon. Oh, AND you are being super charitable by being involved. This is a fundraising event for a local non-profit organization, (pretty cool, huh?!) We only have 30 vendor spots available this year!
How does the Tri-Cities Baconfest give back to the community?
When a Pork Partner signs up to participate in the 3rd Annual Tri-Cities Baconfest, they will be asked to select a charity of their choice to receive a $100 donation in that Pork Partner’s name. It’s our way of giving to even more charities, and celebrating another great partnership with our Pork Partners. But wait…there’s more!
As you know, the Golden Griddle Award is selected by the attendees of the festival. To “suuueeeyyyytttennn” the pot, we’re also giving $1000 dollars to the charity selected by our Golden Griddle Award Winner! That’s right, on the winner’s behalf. So with this event, you are directly giving back to a charity of your choice, with the chance to give them a total of $1100.00!
How do you benefit? Let one of our Pork Partners tell you —
“We have been involved with Tri-Cities Bacon Fest since its beginning over 2 years ago. As we are a young company ourselves, Bacon Fest has been a wonderful way to advertise our business as well as getting out and meeting the community. Last year’s proceeds going to the Special Spaces charity organization, made the experience even sweeter. The turnout and atmosphere has always been great, and the increase in business afterwards has been worth every second of preparation. This is the festival event we will continue looking forward to, year after year”. -Hokie Smokie Restaurant, 2013 Golden Griddle Award Winner
NEW IN 2014! The Tri-Cities Baconfest is an Official Qualifying Event of the World Food Championships to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in November 2014!
In 2014, the World Food Championships will celebrate America’s signature decadence – Bacon. The Bacon World Championship will pit 50 of the world’s best culinary craftsmen against each other for the title of Bacon World Champion. Home cooks, restaurateurs and chefs will all compete to see whose cuisine reigns supreme. The champion will then take their bacon and their best effort to the Final Table for a chance to win the World Food Championship.
BACON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
$25,000 CATEGORY COMPETITION
Here’s the 2014 Pork Partner Application…fill it out, get it in and we’ll save ya a spot. We’ll promote you, tout your knowledge of all things bacon AND we may even select you to do a promotion before the event.
Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!