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Dear Business Owners and Sponsors,

It's that time of year again where the snow is melting, days are getting longer, and Spring is in the air. It's also the time of year that we start thinking about the 66th Annual Mancelona Bass Festival. This year's festival will be held from June 2-5, 2022 and will be held at Palmer Park located in the village of Mancelona. 

The 2021 Mancelona Bass festival was one for the record books. If you attended last year, you would have seen a record attendance., crafters selling out of product, and our largest car show that we've had to date. All of these events that you have come to enjoy in pervious years will be back in 2022. 

Once again, we are expanding our crafter area to include new crafters and vendors. We are adding new food vendors on top of those we have had in previous years. T.J. Schmidt Amusement will be back again this year. Keep an eye out for some of their new rides!

In 2021, the Mancelona Bass festival Board of Directors made a commitment to not only continue putting on one of the best festivals in the area, but also sought out groups in the Mancelona Community that would benefit from some of the proceeds of the festival. Listed below are some of the events that we helped organize and fund:

  1. College Scholarships for the Mancelona Bass Festival Queen and Students at Mancelona High School.

  2. Special Needs Day for over 200 students throughout Northern Michigan at the Mancelona Bass Festival.

  3. Santa Parade and a partnership with the DDA in decorating the Village of Mancelona for the Holidays.

  4. Increase the number of events Miss Mancelona attends throughout the year to promote the Village of Mancelona. 

  5. The Bass Festival Community Breakfast which is "free" to all residents of Mancelona.

For the Mancelona Bass Festival to build onwhat we have, and offer the community a great festival each year, we are asking for your support. We have several sponsorship levels that are available for you to choose from and are available for you to review. We understand that this year has been difficult for several business' and that is why once again we have added a "Friends of the Bass Festival" donation category where you will be recognized and still be able to donate. 

Your support is greatly appreciated. If you desire further information, please feel free to give me a call at 586-530-8725 or you can email me at and I will be happy to answer any questions. 

Thank you,

Ken Mattei

President of Mancelona Bass Festival

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Festival Sponsorship - $1,000 

  • Main sponsorship of entire festival

  • Name on all of the advertising including radio, print and TV

  • VIP seating for the Mancelona Bass Festival parade

  • Prime 10'x10' booth space to advertise your product entire fours of the festival

  • Sponsor name on the Mancelona Bass Festival website

  • Banners throughout the festival grounds and signage in community promoting festival

Entertainment Sponsorship - $500

  • Sponsorship for all day and evening entertainment in the entertainment tent

  • Banner on main stage promoting your business

  • Radio advertising promoting entertainment on stage

  • Business name in all brochures, newspaper advertising, and social media

  • Business name as a part of Mancelona Bass Festival website

Beverage Tent Sponsorship - $250

  • Business banner located inside and outside of Beverage Tent

  • Business name in all brochures, newspaper advertising and Bass Festival website

Grand Parade Sponsorship - $250

  • Banner with banner handlers at front of the Mancelona Bass Festival Parade

  • Recognition in brochures, websites, and social media

Corn Hole Sponsorship - $250

  • Sponsor of Corn Hole Tournament on both Saturday and Sunday of Festival
  • Banners promoting business around cornhole site
  • Sponsorship on Registration form and all advertising for event

Classic Car Show Sponsorship - $250

  • Car show will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022. banner prominently displayed

  • Radio and Print advertising as well as social media

  • Announcements made by DJ acknowledging sponsorship 

Bass Festival Fishing Tournament - $500 

  • Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022

  • Catch take to check in area to be photographed by judges

  • Business and banner along with advertising promoting eventRecognition in brochures, websites, and social media

Miss Mancelona Pageant - $250

  • Event will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 6:00pm
  • Business and banner along with advertising promoting event

General Sponsorship - Friends of Mancelona Bass Festival

  • Recognition on sponsor board located outside and inside of entertainment tent
  • Individual and anonymous donations are also graciously accepted 
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