The standard sponsorship package for 2016 is exactly the same as for last year. If you are a regular sponsor and are here looking for the form, you can download the 2016 sponsorship form here.
The standard package for 2016 includes the following:
– 10 tickets for general admission at any session
– These tickets are the only way in to the early doors 5pm-6pm Thursday sponsors’ only hour
– £10 of beer tokens for anyone attending the 5pm – 6pm Thursday sponsors’ session
– Your name over a barrel
– Your name and details in the festival programme and linked from our website
The price for this standard package is £125.
If you are sponsoring as a business or company remember to tick YES on the form so that we can send you a receipt so that you can take the cost through your accounts.
If you want to do something a bit bigger than our standard sponsorship package, or if you want to do something a bit smaller, we can usually tailor something to fit. Get in touch to email@example.com and we’ll see what we can do.
The Thursday 5pm-6pm Sponsors’ Session
We run the Thursday sponsors’ session as a way of saying Thank You to everyone who supports the festival. While we open to the general public at 6pm on Thursday, we open an hour earlier for sponsors at 5pm.
And this is where the £10 of sponsors’ beer tokens come from. As you walk in we give you a sheet of £10 worth of tokens so that your first few beers are on us.
These tokens work just like the tokens at the public sessions. You buy your beer with them. That makes your first £10 of beer absolutely free.
The tokens don’t expire at 6pm so you can use them any time through Thursday night. This way you don’t need to feel like you have to drink quickly in order to get your money’s worth from the package. You can enjoy a few beers, have a chat and a catch-up with the people you are with and generally have a chilled out time before the festival gets busier when the general public are admitted after 6pm.
If your tokens run out during the sponsors’ hour, fear not. We will have the token desk open selling the regular tokens. This way, if you want to try the most expensive beers early the choice is yours. You can top up your token supply any time you want, or as soon as your free ones run out. You can use your free tokens up quickly, or you can savour the taste of every mouthful and use them well into the night. The choice is yours. Just remember to use your sponsors’ tokens first as they aren’t exchangeable for cash when leaving the festival.
In case you are doing the maths, yes, you’re right, 10 people’s entrance plus 10 people each being given £10 of tokens … it comes to more value than the cost of the package. It’s our way of saying Thank You for your support and getting the festival off to a great start.
We can also offer advertising space in the festival programme. Anything from a quarter page right up to a full page including the back and inside covers. Rates start from £75 for a quarter page ad making it a very affordable way to reach people; most of whom are local, most of whom enjoy a few beers, and a night out with friends, something good to eat and a bit of entertainment. We can’t promise that advertising with us will put you in the comfy chairs on Dragon’s Den; but with around 4,000 visitors to the festival each year, it certainly won’t hurt.
If you want to take out a sponsorship package for 2016, just download the 2016 sponsorship form, fill in the details and send it back to the address shown on the form. If you are interested in doing something a bit bigger or a bit smaller, please get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take it from there. Or if you want to know more about advertising in the programme, email email@example.com and we’ll get straight back to you.
Thanks as always, for supporting the festival and in doing so supporting the charities that we support.