Bulldoog BBQ team at Kingaroy BaconFest on Saturday August 25, 2018.
Bulldoog BBQ team at Kingaroy BaconFest on Saturday August 25, 2018. Jessica McGrath

How you can help sponsor locals at the Sunpork Smoke Off

IF YOU are able and wanting to help locals try their best at this year's Sunpork Smoke Off during BaconFest on August 23, sponsorship can be a great idea.

When it comes to sponsorship, you could either simply help out a competitor, or you could do it to promote your business.

If you are a small business owner wanting to expand clientele, what better way to do it then to get hard working professionals raving about your supplies on a semi-public festival platform?

If you're interested in sponsoring a team, these are the categories you might want to fit into:

1. Meat and produce

In order to do a great job at the Sunpork Smoke Off, the participants will need to have some good quality pork to work with.

If you're in the meat or agricultural produce industry, a great way you can help is by supplying some produce to a team of your choice either for free or for an attractively discounted price.

In the end, once having great ratings on your product in the competition, it will be a great way to advertise to a larger crowd.

2. Materials

Even a starter's barbecue kit can require an array of different knives and materials, let alone a professional's kit.

If you are an apparel store wanting to get some of your equipment out in the public, your high-quality products can help a team get to the finish line without breaking their bank.

After all, using the right knives are very important when it comes to perfecting your meal's presentation, potentially avoiding things like unwanted jagged slices.

Materials can also include safety or style-based equipment, including aprons, mittens, and can even include canopies for your work space.

3. Ovens or smokers

This one is a bit larger scale when it comes to costs, and therefore you might want to be creative.

If you are competing but are needing an updated oven or smoker for the competition, you can always ask companies if they'd like to loan you something to work with on the day.

Otherwise, many people create their own smokers with the help of professionals to piece the job together.

This might be a great opportunity to involve some local tradesmen to weld your project together, while you advertise their fine craftsmanship on the day.

If it's the opposite scenario, and you are a competitor looking for some help with sponsorship, it's worth approaching your local businesses and butcheries, explaining the benefits to advertising their produce or products.

Local businesses love helping local activities, and you might just find yourself in luck.

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