​DeSoto Chamber of Commerce

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3rd Annual Taste of DeSoto: Sweet & Savory

Date: September 28, 2017 Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Description


The Taste of DeSoto: Sweet & Savory returns for its third year with plans for a bigger and sweeter event. The event will be Thursday, September 28 from 4 to 8 pm at the DeSoto Civic Center.
 
Sweet and Savory: A Celebration of Dining South of the Trinity is an annual event to promote local businesses and to encourage residents of DeSoto and surrounding communities in the Best Southwest to Live, Eat and Shop Local! The event will provide an opportunity for restaurants, food trucks, and caterers to offer samples of signature dishes. It will also feature family-friendly entertainment, live music performances and an array of retailers and service providers located in and around the southern Dallas County.
 
With almost 400 in attendance last year, we expect more families, entertainers, food and fun than ever before!

Sponsorships Available

Taste of DeSoto Sponsor: $3,000 (SOLD: ReunionCapitalofTexas.com)
Logo Featured on Taste Ad Southwest Magazine Ads
Special Recognition and Signage Before/During/After Event
Mention on all Press Releases
Corporate Logo featured on Main Step & Repeat
Logo on all Major Printed Ads and Digital Marketing Materials
Logo on the Chamber's Online Calendar of Events 
 Logo Featured on Promotion via Weekly E-Newsletter
Custom Social Media Promotional Graphic & Blurb [All Platforms]
Logo Featured on Full Page Ad in Focus Daily News Ads
 Two 8 X 8 Skirted Booths, Premium Location
Video Sponsor Mention [FB Live Commercial 60 Secs]
Social Media Promotional Materials
Logo Features on Chamber Website Event Page with Hot Link 
Logo on Goodie Bags
Logo on Passport Brochure
 10 Free Guest Passes

Entertainment Sponsor: $1,500 (1 Available) 
Featured on Event Full Page Ad in Focus Daily News Ads
 Mention on all Press Releases
 Prominent Signage on the Main Stage 
Corporate Logo featured on DJ Step & Repeat
Logo featured on all Music Artists Promotional Graphics 
Logo on the Chamber's Online Calendar of Events 
 One 8 X 8 Skirted Booth, Premium Location
Promotion via Weekly E-Newsletter
Custom Social Media Promotional Graphic & Blurb [All Platforms] 
Social Media Promotional Materials
Logo Features on Chamber Website Event Page with Hot Link 
Logo on Goodie Bags
Logo on Passport Brochure
 8 Free Guest Passes

Food Truck Lane Sponsor: $1,200 (1 Available) 
Featured on Event Full Page Ad in Focus Daily News Ads
 Mention on all Press Releases
Corporate Logo featured on Main Step & Repeat
Logo on the Chamber's Online Calendar of Events 
 One 8 X 8 Skirted Booth, Premium Location
Promotion via Weekly E-Newsletter
Custom Social Media Promotional Graphic & Blurb [All Platforms] 
Social Media Promotional Materials
Logo Features on Chamber Website Event Page with Hot Link 
Logo on Goodie Bags
Logo on Passport Brochure
 6 Free Guest Passes

Award Sponsor: $1,000 (SOLD: Bank of DeSoto) 
 Corporate Logo featured on Main Step N Repeat
Logo on the Chamber's Online Calendar of Events 
Promotion via Weekly E-Newsletter
Custom Social Media Promotional Graphic & Blurb [All Platforms] 
Logo Features on Chamber Website Event Page with Hot Link
 Logo featured on all Award Certificates  (4)
Logo included on Website Event Page
Exclusive Individual Pictures with Each Award Winner
On Stage Appearance during Award Announcements 
One 8 X 8 skirted booth in Premium Location 
Logo on Goodie Bags
Logo on Passport Brochure
 4 Free Guest Passes

Chef Demo Sponsors: $850 (2 Available) 
Signage at Featured Activity 
Recognition on the Chamber's Online Calendar of Events
Social Media Promotion [all platforms]
 One 8 X 8 Skirted Booth in Premium Location
Promotion via Weekly E-Newsletter
Social Media Promotional Materials
Sponsor/Organizer of Featured Activity
Logo featured on Chamber Website 
Listed on Passport Brochure

Activity Sponsors: $500 (3 Available) 
• Signage at Featured Activity 
• Recognition on the Chamber's Online Calendar of Events
• Social Media Promotion [all platforms]
• One 8 X 8 Skirted Booth in Premium Location
• Promotion via Weekly E-Newsletter
• Social Media Promotional Materials
• Sponsor/Organizer of Featured Activity
• Logo featured on Chamber Website 
• Listed on Passport Brochure

Marketing Sponsors: $350 (10 Available)
• Recognition on the Chamber's Online Calendar of Events
• Social Media Promotion [all platforms]
• One 8 X 8 Skirted Booth in Premium Location
• Promotion via Weekly E-Newsletter
• Social Media Promotional Materials
• Sponsor/Organizer of Featured Activity
• Logo featured on Chamber Website 
• Listed on Goodie Bags
• Listed on Passport Brochure


Vendors & Food Trucks (60 Available)
Early Bird Vendor Space [Chamber Member Only]
Fee - $75 [Thru 7/21]

Vendor Space: Open Registration Starting 7/22
Early Bird Fee - $125 (Thru 8/11]
Regular Fee - $150 [Thru 08/31]
Late Fee - $175 [After 09/01]
One 8 X 8 Skirted Space
Social Media Promotional Materials
Vendors Must Provide Small Samples
Vendors Can Sale Goods & Food 
If Selling Must Provide Sales Tax ID #
If Selling Food Must Provide $25 Food Permit [City of DeSoto}


For more information regarding vendor registration, sponsorship opportunities or event details, contact Brittani Washington at the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce at 972-224-3565, email marketing@desotochamber.org. You can also check the DeSoto Chamber website at DeSotoChamber.org and follow us on Facebook @TasteofDeSoto, @DeSotoChamberofCommerce.
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Event Location DeSoto Civic Center 
211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115

Bluebonnet & Pecan Rooms
Date/Time Information Thu, Sept 28, 2017
4:00pm to 5:00pm Senior Hour
6:00pm to 8:00pm General Admission
 
Contact Information
Brittani Washington 972.224.3565
Fees/Admission
Admission for adults will be $10 while admission for youth ages 6-11 and Senior citizens will be $5 per person.

Admission includes one FREE sample from each food vendor (while supplies lasts) and larger portions will be available for purchase. You can purchase your tickets on EventBrite. Tickets are expected to sell out! 
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