If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact:

Sonja Senter: 662-213-8920 or email: sonjasenter@gmail.com

Partner With Mississippi’s Premier BBQ Competition

Receive Brand and Civic Exposure

 

The Link Centre’s Tupelo BBQ Duel provides local and regional businesses and individuals the opportunity to maximize their civic and community sponsorship budgets by receiving substantial brand recognition.

From custom-labeled water bottles to more traditional tent and cart sponsorships, Link Centre representatives will work with your business to find the right sponsorship package to fit your exposure and budgetary needs, ensuring your brand is in front of the right people.

In addition to more than 100 barbecue competition teams, Link Centre’s Tupelo BBQ Duel attracts hundreds of barbecue enthusiasts from across the country and thousands of spectators from Tupelo, Mississippi and the surrounding areas.

Not only will your brand benefit from the event’s exposure, but from association with one of the community’s most successful annual events.

Money raised through BBQ Duel will go directly to Link Centre and its efforts to connect Tupelo residents and improve the city’s quality of life through arts, health and education programming. You will also benefit from the goodwill associated with being a sponsor of Link Centre, one of Tupelo’s highest-impact nonprofits.

This year marks the first year the event will feature two competition days as well as the Friday evening music and food events, meaning prolonged exposure for your brand.

 
 
Events are subject to change.  Specific information regarding the VIP events will be forwarded closer to the event.

 

 

Sponsorship Packages

WHOLE HOG SPONSOR $10,000 & UP

Main Stage – In addition to other benefits listed below, we will prominently display your name and logo on the Main Stage and all Back Stage Passes. Also includes 4 Back Stage passes to meet the bands.   Benefits include:

  • Recognition as “sponsored in part by” in ALL publicity and advertising
  • Name included as part of the Main Stage’s Master of Ceremonies announcements during breaks and messages. (minimum of 12 times)
  • Company logo on main stage banner at the event
  • Special event recognition prior to awards ceremony
  • A 20’ x 40’ exhibit space in the premium event area
  • Recognition as sponsor in all radio and television marketing.
  • Name/logo included according to sponsor level on all printed marketing materials, website and t-shirt.
  • Opportunity to provide items (product, coupons, brochures, etc.) for teams’ and judges’ courtesy bags
  • 10 VIP tickets & 10 t-shirts

RIB RACK SPONSOR $5,000 (CASH ONLY)

Rib Rack sponsors received one of the following benefits as well as all benefits included in Big Butt sponsorship tier. The following packages are first come first serve.

  • Bottled Water Sponsor – Your logo will be on custom-labeled bottles of water handed out to competing teams, visitors, and volunteers.
  • Judging Zone – Your banner will be placed outside of the judging area and turn-in area. A sign will be displayed “breakfast courtesy of company name and logo” at the Judges’ Breakfast. Two of your representatives may observe the turn-in and judging as well as sample food submissions after judging.
  • Courtesy Golf Carts – Dress up our transportation and volunteer carts (3) with your corporate logo
  • Team Hospitality Tent – Your banner will be displayed in the team hospitality area. A representative will join the teams for breakfast on Saturday morning.
  • Napkins – Your corporate logo or name on all napkins at event.
  • Volunteer T-shirts – Your name and logo will be prominently displayed on all volunteer T-shirts. Event volunteers will be given these shirts to wear while on duty at the Festival.

BIG BUTT SPONSOR  $2,500

  • A 10’x10’ exhibit space in the event area
  • Recognition as sponsor in all radio and television marketing.
  • Name/logo included according to sponsor level on all printed marketing materials, website and t-shirt.
  • Opportunity to provide items (product, coupons, brochures, etc.) for teams’ and judges’ courtesy bags
  • 6 VIP tickets & t-shirts

FAT BACK BACON SPONSOR  $1,000

  • Recognition as sponsor in all radio and television marketing.
  • Name &/or logo included according to sponsor level on printed marketing materials, website and t-shirt.
  • Opportunity to provide items (product, coupons, brochures, etc.) for teams’ and judges’ courtesy bags
  • 4 VIP tickets & t-shirts

PULLED PORK SPONSOR  $500

  • Name included according to sponsor level on printed marketing materials, website and t-shirt.
  • Opportunity to provide items (product, coupons, brochures, etc.) for teams’ and judges’ courtesy bags
  • 2 VIP tickets.
  • 2 T-shirts.

FENCE BANNERS  $250  

A low-cost way to advertise and support the event. A banner with your logo will be displayed on a fence.

FRIEND  Below $250  

A great way to support the event.  Your name will be on the recognition banner and you get a tax deduction.

 

To become a sponsor, place your ad, or for additional information please contact:

Sonja Senter (662) 213-8920 or Email – sonjasenter@gmail.com

Mail to: Tupelo BBQ Duel – P. O. Box 1081 – Tupelo, MS  38802-1081

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