Sponsor Form

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Cornbread, community, music and fun – that’s what makes the Arkansas Cornbread Festival special. But we couldn’t do it without you, the sponsors. Your belief in and financial support of the little festival that could has enabled it to grow and prosper.

By sponsoring, in addition to helping draw people to the South Main Street community for a day of family fun, you’ll put your company’s name in front of thousands of people – those in attendance and those who follow us on social media or the festival website.

Arkansas Cornbread Festival, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) public charity, and all sponsorships are tax-deductible.

The 2017 Arkansas Cornbread Festival is on Saturday, October 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on South Main Street between 13th and 16th Streets in Little Rock.

Ready to help? Fill out the 2017 Sponsor Form or the
In-Kind Donation Sponsor Form. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities below.

Interested in discussing your sponsorship benefits? Contact Event Coordinator Marie Lindquist at info@arkansascornbreadfestival.com

Festival Presenting Sponsor - $10,000

You will have top billing on all future advertising of the 2017 Arkansas Cornbread Festival. The website, banners, t-shirts, and social media posts will say: “The 2017 Arkansas Cornbread Festival is presented by (insert name here)”. Your logo will be displayed in the top location on the event website, banners, and t-shirts. You will have the opportunity to speak at the festival, display your company’s banner, and give out promotional materials from a display space that will be provided for you. We will promote your business or organization on our social media accounts. You will also receive 10 event tickets and 10 t-shirts.

Cornbread Competition Sponsor - $5,000 - SOLD

This opportunity allows you to sponsor the primary focus of the festival – the cornbread competition. Amateur cooks and professional chefs make cornbread and a side dish to compete for cash prizes. They also supply samples of their entries to all festival attendees. In addition to being listed as the Cornbread Competition Sponsor, you will have the opportunity to announce the competition winners, supply one guest judge for the competition, and give out promotional materials from a display space that will be provided for you. Your logo will be displayed on the event website, banners, and t-shirts. We will promote your business or organization on our social media accounts. You will also receive 6 event tickets and 6 t-shirts.

Entertainment Sponsors - $2,000 per act

Being entertained while eating yummy Southern food makes for the ideal festival atmosphere. In addition to being listed as an Entertainment Sponsor on the festival agenda, you will receive 4 event tickets. Your logo will be displayed on the event website, the performance stage, banners, and t-shirts. We will also promote your business or organization on our social media accounts.

Kids Zone Sponsor - $2,000

Our family friendly event has a place just for kids and you can have your name on it for your sponsorship. In addition to being listed as the Kids Zone Sponsor, you will receive 4 event tickets. Your logo will be displayed on the event website, banners, and t-shirts as well as at the Kids Zone. We will also promote your business or organization on our social media accounts.

Jalapeno Sponsors - $2,000 or More

We appreciate your support of the general operating expenses of the Festival. Four event tickets and four t-shirts will come with this sponsorship. Your logo will be displayed as a sponsor on the event website, banners, and t-shirts. We will also promote your business or organization on our social media accounts.

Buttermilk Sponsors - $1,000 to $1,999

We appreciate your support of the general operating expenses of the Festival. Four event tickets will come with this sponsorship. Your name will be displayed as a sponsor on the event website, banners, and t-shirts. We will also promote your business or organization on our social media accounts.

Volunteer Hospitality Sponsor - $1,000

You know that festival volunteers work hard and are loyal event supporters. Sponsor a place for them to sit down for a minute out of the sun, grab a drink and snack, and get reinvigorated for the next task. In addition to being listed as the Volunteer Hospitably Sponsor, you will receive two event tickets. Your name will be displayed on the event website, banners, and t-shirts as well as at the volunteer hospitality area.

Recycling and Composting Sponsor - $500

Help us make sure we have minimal waste at our festival by supporting our recycling and composting efforts. In addition to being listed as the Recycling and Composting Sponsor, you will receive 2 event tickets. Your name will also be displayed on the event website, banners, and t-shirts.

Cast Iron Sponsors - $100 to $999

We appreciate your support of the general operating expenses of the Festival. Two event tickets will come with this sponsorship. Your name will be displayed as a sponsor on the event website, banners, and t-shirts.

In-Kind Donation Sponsors

Introduce your products and/or services to our cornbread-loving audience of more than 3,500. Your in-kind contributions help us control operating expenses. We appreciate the donation of advertising, security, printing, photography, marketing giveaways, tents, tables, chairs, portable toilets, washing stations, sampling cups, spoons, napkins, water, sodas, ice, wristbands, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, and/or tablecloths.

  • Valued at $2,000 or More: Four event tickets and four t-shirts will come with this sponsorship. Your logo will be displayed as a sponsor on the event website, banners, and t-shirts. We will also promote your company or organization on social media.
  • Valued at $1,000 to $1,999: Four event tickets will come with this sponsorship. Your name will be displayed as a sponsor on the event website, banners, and t-shirts. We will also promote your company or organization on social media.
  • Valued at $100 to $999: Two event tickets will come with this sponsorship. Your name will be displayed as a sponsor on the event website, banners, and t-shirts.

2017 Sponsor Form
2017 In-Kind Donation Sponsor Form