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Sponsorship Packet - Mo

Jan 11, 2017

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  • Sponsorship Packet

  • Mountain Sports Festival is a three day, Memorial Day weekend event, now in its 16th year, that celebrates community, athletics, and local business while showcasing the unique mountain terrain and culture of Asheville and its surroundings. The Mountain Sports Festival is a nonprofit event, free to the public and committed to presenting a well-balanced series of events and entertainment that encourages participation by people of all ages. The Festival would not be possible each year without the generous support of local and national organizations sponsoring the event through financial investments and product donations. If you are interested in talking with someone about sponsoring the Festival, please contact sponsorship director Noah Wilson at [email protected] or 828-214-7818

  • Venue

  • Venue Info The Mountain Sports Festival is held at Carrier Park in Asheville, NC, utilizing a mini-velodrome, river access, and miles of greenway trails to host a variety of sporting events, as well as a Vendor Village, Main Stage for musical entertainment, Kids Village, and a Demo and Clinics Stage.

  • Attendees

  • Attendee Statistics Approximately 10,000 participants and spectators take part in the MSF and its events every year. They mostly come from North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina, Southern Virginia, Eastern Tennessee, North Georgia, Southeastern Kentucky, and Washington, DC. The gender of attendees is ~58% male, 42% female Income Levels: average attendee income is approximately $67,300/year

  • Events

    The Mountain Sports Festival features professional and amateur level competitions featuring 900-1200 athletes per year engaged in a number of sports and activities, including:

    Running Cycling Stand Up Paddleboarding Triathlons Disc Golf Ultimate Volleyball Climbing And Paddling

  • Vendors Numerous vendors choose to come to the Mountain Sports Festival every year, including nationally-renowned brands such as Backpacker Magazine, Nantahala Outdoor Center, ENO, the US National Whitewater Center, SylvanSport, Astral, Liquidlogic, Keene, and Smith Optics

  • Media Outlets

  • Media Coverage Television: Sinclair Broadcasting/WLOS (Western NC and Upstate SC) Radio Stations: Asheville Radio Group stations 98.1 The River and 105.9 The Mountain, as well as outer-market advertising in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Greenville/Spartanburg Print Advertising: WNC Magazine, Asheville Citizen-Times, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Mountain Xpress Online Advertising: BlueRidgeOutdoors.com, MtnXpress.com, Citizen-Times.com, JamBase.com, FestivalNet.com, Asheville.com, ExploreAsheville.com, Facebook Promoted Posts throughout WNC and the Southeast Media Exposure: Estimated Value - $500K; Advertising Exposure Estimate: $125K

  • Custom Sponsorship Packages We will gladly work with you and your organization to create a customized sponsorship package that will fit your current marketing goals and objectives, and effectively market your brand to our audience of over 10,000 festival attendees and athletes.

    Custom sponsorships can be created by blending any of the following sponsorship packages. In addition, we can arrange any of a number of unique opportunities, including on-site and off-site events, sponsor-branded promotional materials, and collaborative social media campaigns.

  • Title Sponsor Package = $30,000+ Cash Sponsorship Exclusive Rights to Festival Naming Banners on Main Entrance and in multiple locations in Festival Village Logo on Festival T-Shirt and other festival merchandise Premium Recognition in Marketing Materials (Print, Radio, Television as

    secured) Name/Logo/Link in Prominent Area of Mountain Sports Festival Website Name or Logo Recognition on Festival Alcohol Sales Wristbands Display Booth/Area in Prominent Location in Festival Village Recognition through Hourly Stage Announcements Opportunities for Approved Cross Promotion Opportunity to Provide Materials for Participant Swag Bags 10 VIP Passes (free food and drink, including craft beer, throughout the 3-day

    MSF weekend) 10 Festival T-Shirts Waived Event Entry Fees for 2 Teams or 8 Individuals

  • Main Stage Sponsor Package = $7,500+ Exclusive Rights to Main Stage Naming Banners on Main Stage and in other locations in Festival Village Logo on Festival T-Shirt and other festival merchandise Recognition in Marketing Materials (Print, Radio, Television as secured) Name/Logo/Link in Prominent Area of Mountain Sports Festival Website Display Booth/Area in Prominent Location in Festival Village Recognition through Stage Announcements Opportunities for Approved Cross Promotion Opportunity to Provide Materials for Participant Swag Bags 8 VIP Passes (free food and drink, including craft beer, throughout the 3-day

    MSF weekend) 8 Festival T-Shirts Waived Event Entry Fees for 2 Teams or 8 Individuals

  • Demo Stage Sponsor Package = $3,500+ Exclusive Rights to Demonstration and Clinics Stage Naming Banners on Demo Stage and in approved locations in Festival Village Recognition in Marketing Materials (Print, Radio, Television as secured) Name/Logo/Link on Mountain Sports Festival Website Display Booth/Area in Prominent Location in Festival Village Recognition through Stage Announcements Opportunity to Provide Materials for Participant Swag Bags 4 VIP Passes (free food and drink, including craft beer, throughout the 3-day

    MSF weekend) 4 Festival T-Shirts Waived Event Entry Fees for 2 Teams or 8 Individuals

  • Other Sponsorship Opportunities Community Partner = $1500+ Cash Sponsorship On-Site Signage in Festival Village Name/Logo/Link on Festival Website Display Booth/Area in Festival Village 2 VIP Passes 2 Festival T-Shirts Website Sponsor = $500+ Cash Sponsorship Name/Recognition on Festival Website Limited Area Signage 1 VIP Pass

  • Ready to get started?

    For more information, or to discuss a custom-tailored sponsorship for your organization, contact Mountain Sports Festivals Sponsorship Director, Noah Wilson, at [email protected] mountainsportsfestival.com

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