Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival, a four-day culinary festival presented by The Sarasota-Manatee Originals (SMO), unites food and wine enthusiasts with preeminent regional chefs and celebrated vintners from around the world. This also brings together area-based businesses with the regional culinary and hospitality industry which is one of the area’s most important economic multipliers.
In preparation for the 2016 festival, organizers recently designed a sponsorship campaign with opportunities for a limited amount of businesses and individuals. Corporate sponsorships start at $2,500 and include guaranteed tickets to The Grand Tasting and other events, along with a business logo on the festival website, social media, and festival program and event signage. The upper level sponsors, which are $10,000 and above, will be offered industry exclusivity.
The Patron Sponsorship was created so that serious Grand Tasting fans could be assured of tickets before the sale opens to the public. This $1,000 initiative offers numerous benefits, including the most coveted—four VIP tickets to The Grand Tasting.
Keep in mind that only 20 Patron Sponsorships are available for purchase. Other benefits include tickets to the 2016 Forks and Corks kick-off party, early admittance to The Grand Tasting, a champagne reception at the event, covered seating, a private tour of the museum, and recognition as a festival patron.
For more information about corporate or patron sponsorship opportunities, contact Kate Atkin at 941-365-2800; [email protected].