Reach 250,000 NW consumers in just 3 days!

The EQC Taste of Tacoma® is the second largest free community festival in the NW as well as one of the largest in the US celebrating over 30 years of continuous operation! With tremendous media support of over $450k annually and over 250,000 visitors, sponsors experience outstanding results when it comes to sampling, brand exposure, sales, enrollment, education and community goodwill.

While 70% of our sponsors return or hold multi-year agreements, we have some very high-profile sponsorship opportunities available. Most importantly, we will also tailor sponsorship packages to best meet your specific marketing needs. The team at Festivals, Inc. is a creative one, which has successfully helped many sponsors launch new products and bring new ideas to life.

Sponsorship Levels | Sponsor Testimonials | Event Profile & Demographics | Multiple Event Packages

Here are some of the specific opportunities:
 

Title Sponsor

The title sponsorship provides 1st place co-naming rights, extensive media value with inclusion in all network and cable TV, radio, newspaper, social media and magazine media promotion of the event.  The title sponsor also receives exclusivity in their business category, additional logo inclusion on-site with banners, t-shirts, recognition at special venues, large social media campaign and much more. The Taste of Tacoma®’s media promotion and coverage averages over 450k.  Includes up to a 20x20 space.

 

Presenting

The Presenting sponsorship provides 2nd place co-naming rights, extensive media value with inclusion in all network and cable TV, radio, newspaper, social media and magazine media promotion of the event.  The Presenting sponsor also receives exclusivity in their business category, additional logo inclusion on-site with banners, t-shirts, recognition at special venues and much more. The Taste of Tacoma®’s media promotion and coverage averages over 450k.  Includes up to a 20x20 space.

 

Music Stage Sponsorship

One of the largest attractions and most visible areas at our event are the entertainment stages, where live music is playing throughout all three days of the festival. A stage sponsorship includes name mentions on produced promotional Taste of Tacoma® radio messages, emcee mentions all day, extensive on-site banner and stage advertising, social media mentions, e-mail blasts as well as a 10x20+ booth activation space. 
Stage Options:

  • Bowl Stage (Classic Rock)
  • Pond Stage (Contemporary/pop)
  • Family Stage (Various music acts, dance groups, demonstrations, etc.)
  • Wine Bar & Craft Beer Tasting Stage (Jazz and Blues)

 

Mobile Tours

The Taste caters to and designs event space around accommodating traveling mobile promotions & activations. The Taste’s priority in accommodating mobile tours has left sponsors in this category to be very pleased when partnering with us. We can accommodate various size footprints up to 50x80.  Sampling rights are included in these prices.  Roaming rights are extra and based on the amount of roaming staff.  Call ahead for available space limitations!

 

Sampling Only Sponsorship (8-20k)

Provide take-away samples of your products at all exits of the event or receive complete roaming rights to all of the Taste of Tacoma®. 

 

 

 

 

Exclusive Beverage Sponsorship

The Taste of Tacoma® offers exclusivity in many beverage categories including:

  • Coffee
  • Water
  • Carbonated Soda Pop
  • Energy Drinks
  • Ice Tea
  • Plus, more!

 

 

General Sponsorship Booth Space

Various both configurations can be accommodated from 10x10 spaces up to 50x80.  Bring your own branded booth or we can set-up and provide one for you.  Tables topped and skirted in the sponsor’s choice of colors and chairs are included for 10x10 and 10x20 configurations.  Power included in most cases.

 

Other Featured Venues/Attractions:

The Taste Cooks!

(Includes a 10x10 space, radio, print, web, social media & more)

This interactive and high energy live cooking entertainment showcase by elite Seattle/Tacoma-area chefs is a MUST-SEE attraction and very popular venue.

 

The Craft Beer Tasting & Wine Bar in the Rose Garden

(Includes a 10x10 space, print, web, radio, social media & more)

Sample & sip the best local craft beers and Washington wines at the Taste's Rose Garden featuring the Craft Beer Tasting and The Wine Bar.

 

 

The Free Taste Shuttle

(Includes a 10x10 space, print, web, radio, social media & more)

The Taste of Tacoma® offers a FREE shuttle bus service to and from local college TCC to the Taste of Tacoma®. This FREE shuttle is very popular and a great service to our guests.

 

 

The Taste Composting & Recycling Sponsor

(Includes a 10x10 space, print, web & more)

Be a part of the Taste "going green!" Logo inclusion on all receptacles promoting recycling and composting waste throughout the event grounds.

 


 

Interested or have questions? Fill out the form below to email our VP of Sponsorship & Marketing, Brett Gorrell, for a quick quote and detailed proposal!

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