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Saratoga's All-American Celebration

July 3rd & 4th, 2017

Downtown Saratoga Springs, New York

Top-10 Small-town July 4th
Celebrations in America

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BBQ & Dessert Fest Participant Registration

The All-American BBQ & Dessert Fest allows your restaurant, organization, or establishment to show support for this great community event while also showcasing your business.

BBQ & Dessert Fest will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017
from 11:30am to 3:30pm.


How it Works:

BBQ & Dessert Fest participation is open to any Saratoga County establishment, organization, or business.
You will create your own BBQ and/or Dessert recipe and serve it in small single-serving tastings (about the size of a small dixie cup or cocktail plate.)
Event-goers will visit each Participant's location and line up to purchase tastings for $1 each (paid by the event-goer to the Participant.)
Event-goers will vote for their favorites online. T-Shirts will be available at the T-Shirt Tent in front of Fingerpaint Marketing at the corner of Broadway and Division Street.
Winners will be announced in multiple categories at the Parking Lot Party before the fireworks.
Categories will include Best On Broadway, Best Off-Broadway, Best Newcomer, President's Choice, and others, each for both BBQ and Dessert.
Winners will also be announced on our website, on Facebook, and in press release.
Winners will receive a beautiful window decal, announcement of their victory in all of our mediums, and of course bragging rights for the year!

Additional Requirements:

Space will be provided for non-downtown Participants in the Spring Street parking lot for you to set up your own equipment and tables.

With half a dozen or more participants at this single location, crowds seek it out as a one-stop-shop for their BBQ & Dessert Fest experience!

You are to provide your own equipment including tables, tents, signage, cooking equipment, or any other equipment you desire.
You will have to have, or obtain, your own valid New York State Department of Health certificate.
For downtown restaurants, you will have to have a facility and traffic flow plan on file with City Hall (which can be used for all of the other city food events, not just July 4th.)

Tips & Tricks:

In previous years, some Participants have reported anywhere between 300 and 1000 tastings served.  Of course this can vary based on weather, turnout, location, and a myriad of other factors.  Be sure to plan appropriately!  Nearly EVERY participant ran out of tastings last year!
Set up a separate table/location for this event and carefully plan traffic flow into and out of your location as lines tend to get very long.
We will advertise your participation in BBQ & Dessert Fest on our website and advertising, and on our Map & Ballot that will be made available to event-goers in the days preceding the event.
It is highly suggested that you also announce your participation in your own pre-event marketing especially on social media websites.  Getting your existing fanbase to turn out and taste your BBQ and/or dessert is a great way to ensure you get lots of votes!
BBQ & Dessert Fest provides your establishment more than just a one-day revenue opportunity.  It is a chance to have perhaps thousands of event goers seek out your location, see your logo, taste your food, and LEARN about your business/organization.  The additional marketing from press releases and social media is an extra bonus, too.  
Saratoga Springs is known for its close-knit community members that all support each other.  By showing your support for this community event, you are building your brand with all our community members.

Donation Requested:

Participation in EITHER BBQ OR Dessert categories is $100.
Participation in BOTH BBQ AND Dessert categories is $150.
This cost covers our cost of printed materials, advertising, and other event operations.
Saratoga's All-American Celebration, Inc. is a registered non-profit 501(c)3.

Business or Organization:
Contact Name:
Contact Title:
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
Phone Number:

I wish to participate and compete in:

BBQ Fest ($100)

Dessert Fest ($100)

BOTH BBQ & Dessert Fest ($150)

I understand that that I am committing my business or organization to participate in the 2017 Saratoga's All-American Celebration BBQ & Dessert Fest and that my donation will be used to fund the organization's event operations. 

I understand that my registration and donation must be received by SAAC no later than June 27. NOTE: T-Shirts and Posters have already been sent to the printers.


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Please support all of our generous 2017 Sponsors that make the event free to the public:

Lia Auto Group

Bond, Schoeneck & King


Cudney's Launderers & Cleaners

The Dance Lab

Embassy Suites


Impressions of Saratoga

McKenna & Frank CPAs PC

Saratoga Springs City Center

NBT Bank

Northshire Bookstore

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