What is the “Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival” all about?

The Erie Rib fest is one of Erie’s premier signature events. It has enjoyed 31 years of growth and success, with its 32nd year of BBQ excitement happening in 2023. This festival features National Touring, Award Winning BBQ Rib Cooking Teams (as seen on the Food Network), local and regional entertainment, works by artisans and craftsmen, vendors, business booths, service groups, festival foods and treats, specialty acts, beer and spirits in the park and safe inflatable rides. Analytics show the largest group of event visitors are typically between 22 and 55 years of age with the ratio of men and women nearly equal. This festival focuses on community spirit, family fun and of course the BBQ! This longstanding festival attracts an estimated attendance of over 50,000 visitors annually.

We are so excited to share that in 2019, the Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival was featured on the Discovery Channel’s Season 1 of Undercover Billionnaire. This festival was the catalyst for the development of several new BBQ locations. First on the scene was Underdog BBQ followed by Cowboy Mike’s BBQ locations in Erie, PA named Outlaw Barbecue Revolution

Did you know that the Erie Rib Fest is owned and produced by a locally woman owned company? President and owner, Kathi Danielson of Performance & Event Management, LLC has owned and produced the Erie Rib Fest since 2004. Her focus has always been to integrate local and regional businesses, musicians and service groups. She strives to use this platform to showcase local businesses and to introduce regional businesses.

What makes the Erie Rib Fest Sponsorship Opportunities unique?
Our Sponsorship goal is to offer interested businesses an all-a-carte approach; one that can be customized to coordinate with your specific marketing directives. This opportunity offers potential sponsors access to a broad demographic with significant ties to Erie’s community as well as visitors from neighboring counties. Sponsorship provides access to this amazing group of Rib Fest followers. Some areas of marketing exposure can include: your business logo on the www.ErieRibFest.com dedicated Sponsor Page, a promotional link to your business, on site booth space all 4 days of the festival, the option for your business to offer contests and giveaways to capture new potential customers, your prominently placed banners, inclusion on the 10,000 full color rack cards and the option to participate in a custom designed Facebook Contest on the fwww.facebook.com/ErieRibFest page.

Exhibitor Booth Space
This festival attracts a loyal group of event goers. On-site participation will provide the opportunity to engage one-on-one with event visitors. Exhibitor space at the Erie Rib Fest provides an opportunity to increase brand awareness while creating a strong community connection. Your booth space at the festival can be utilized for sampling, demonstrations, education, incentive coupons, a new product launch, sales, giveaways and more! We strive to accommodate your marketing needs.

We hope you are interested to learn more about this opportunity. Someone will be contacting you in a few days to answer any questions and discuss the possibilities.

Please feel free to contact pemgmt@gmail.com or call Kathi Danielson at Performance & Event Management, LLC at 814-899-5177.

Thank you,