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100% of Matthews Alive proceeds go to benefit Matthews-area non-profits.

Exhibitors/Sponsors

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(Packages can be customized to business needs.)

Exhibitor/Display Sponsor

  • Sponsor logo included on webpage
  • 10 x 10 space in Sponsor Area (on-street booth)
  • Sponsor banner placement
  • Invitation to Sponsor VIP Reception
  • Access to Sponsor Hospitality Tent
  • Additional Sponsor benefits

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        $1,850

Parade Sponsor

  • Recognition as “Southeast’s Largest Labor Day Parade Sponsor”
  • A branded sponsor float and additional entry to lead parade
  • Multiple promotional mentions during parade
  • Logo included in all advertising
  • 1/8 page ad in Charlotte Observer special section
  • Prime 10 x 20 space in Sponsor Area (on-street booth)
  • All benefits included in “Community Sponsor”
  • Additional Sponsor benefits
  • First Right of Refusal for 2014

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$5,500

Title Sponsor

  • Prominent recognition as “Title Sponsor”
  • Inclusion in opening ceremony of “Southeast’s Largest Labor Day Parade”
  • Prominent logo placement in all advertising and PR
  • Prominent logo displayed on all festival banners
  • Logo inclusion on over-street banner prior to festival
  • Recognition from Main Stage throughout each day of Festival
  • Prominent space (20 x 20 minimum) in the heart of the festival (on-street booth)
  • Branded sponsor float as a leading entry in parade
  • Opportunity for pre-festival promotion at Company’s location
  • Weekend access to Sponsor Hospitality Tent (6)
  • All benefits included in “Community Sponsor”
  • Additional Sponsor benefits
  • First Right of Refusal 2014

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$20,000
Community Sponsor

  • Recognition as “Community Sponsor”
  • Logo included in Charlotte Observer
    special section
  • Opportunity for on-stage exposure
  • Logo inclusion on Main Sponsor Banner
  • Sponsor logo included on webpage
  • 10 x 10 space in Sponsor Area (on-street booth)
  • Sponsor banner placement
  • Invitation to Sponsor VIP Reception
  • Access to Sponsor Hospitality Tent (2)
  • Additional Sponsor benefits

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$2,500

Stage Sponsor

  • Recognition as “Matthews Alive Stage Sponsor”
  • 1/4 page ad included in Charlotte Observer special section
  • Premium logo placement on website
  • Branded Float and/or parade entry
  • Logo inclusion in all advertising
  • Daily opportunity for on-stage promotion
  • Prominent 10 x 20 space in Sponsor Area (on-street booth)
  • All benefits included in “Community Sponsor”
  • Additional Sponsor benefits
  • First right of refusal for 2014

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$3,500 – $7,500
Sponsorships can be paid in cash, approved in-kind donations or a combination of cash and approved in-kind donations.
Information Sponsor

  • Recognition as “Information Sponsor”
  • Company logo in select festival advertising
  • Prominent recognition at all festival information locations
  • Prime 10 x 10 space in Sponsor Area (on-street booth)
  • All benefits included in “Community Sponsor”
  • Additional Sponsor benefits
  • First Right of refusal for 2014

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$3,500
Area Presenting Sponsor

  • Recognition as “Matthews Alive Area Presenting Sponsor”
  • Major Banner at Sponsor Area
  • Prominent logo placement throughout area
  • Prominent space (up to 10 x 40) in Sponsor Area (on-street booth)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 page ad included in Charlotte Observer special section
  • Premium logo placement on website
  • Daily opportunity for on-stage promotion
  • Branded float and/or parade entry
  • Logo on all advertising
  • All benefits included in “Community Sponsor”
  • Additional Sponsor benefits
  • First right of refusal for 2014

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$3,500 – $8,000
2013 Poster Winner

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22nd

Other Matthews Alive Opportunities

In Kind DonationsBudget relieving items only

Sponsor benefits will be awarded in the equivalent of dollar value of approved donations, which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • VIP Hospitality Tent Food Donation (open to local restaurant to provide one meal in the Hospitality Tent throughout the course of the festival)
  • Advertising
  • Signage (production and installation)
  • Cultural performances
  • Printing and graphic design
  • Two way radios
  • Portable restrooms and sinks
  • Tee shirts and other promotional items
  • Tents, tables and chairs
  • Equipment rentals

 

Other Festival BoothsArts and Crafts Exhibitors: $180 per 10 x 10 booth space.
More info at http://www.matthewsalive.org/the-festival/the-hendrick-arts-crafts-pavillion/

Food Vendors: Vendor spaces started at $1250.
More info at http://www.matthewsalive.org/the-festival/food-court/

Non-Profit Organizations: Matthews Alive’s primary purpose is to produce an annual festival to raise funds for local non-profit groups through volunteerism. For more information on how to get involved and benefit from the festival visit http://www.matthewsalive.org/non-profits-volunteers/

Contacts

General QuestionsChairman                                       Barbara Cody (704) 905-7609
bcody2@carolina.rr.com

Arts and Crafts Coordinator
Derek Hodge (704) 847-4090 artsandcrafts@matthewsalive.org

Food Vendor Coordinator
Sandi Lee

foodvendors@matthewsalive.org

Sponsorships
Lee Anne Moore, Executive Director
704-708-1261

Festival Demographics and AttendanceThe expected 200,000 attendees live, work and play in communities throughout the greater Matthews (and Charlotte) region. Our audience is largely regional, but studies have shown attendees from states representing the entire Southeast and as far reaching as Ohio. The festival is touted as a family event. Our demographic is best described as the young family with disposable income who are focused on health and healthcare, home improvement, travel and have large social networks.
About Matthews Alive, Inc.

Matthews Alive, Inc. is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit corporation managed by area volunteers to promote a traditional Labor Day Weekend Festival in downtown Matthews, NC. The mission of the festival is to provide an opportunity for local non-profit groups to raise funds for their organization to benefit the community. Community groups volunteer their time by working the event, which in turn provides Matthews/Charlotte and the southeast a festival packed with an array of family activities, entertainment, arts and food. The proceeds from the festival go directly to these non-profit organizations in order that they may provide services to enhance the quality of life in our area.

Following the festival, after all expenses are paid, 100% of the festival proceeds are distributed to these organizations. To date, Matthews Alive, Inc. has contributed over $1 Million back into our local community. The Matthews Alive Board of Directors is proud to facilitate such an impact on our local community each year.