Contact

Dannella Burnett for the BBA and City of Buford 
Oakwood Occasions/Buford Business Alliance/City of Buford 
dannella@oakwoodoccasions.com 
678-677-3858 

When

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

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Where

Downtown Buford, Corner Main/S. Hill Streets 
Main Street
Buford, GA 30518
 

 
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Join the BBA for the Historic Buford Holiday Festival and Parade ~ a fun filled day of Stage Performances, Vendors, Shopping, Giveaways, Holiday Treats and an exciting Parade!  This annual festival draws residents and families in the City of Buford and the surrounding area together to showcase all the great businesses, venues and people that make up the Historic Buford Area. In previous years this event had more than 1000 parade participants, 400+ school children and local artists on the stage and 75+ vendors and nearly 4000 attendees enjoyed the festivities.this in an outdoor event, rain or shine. There are several ways to participate and registration is required to get involved. 

Come on out and see the Parade!! 1500+ participants, floats, local businesses, music, candy and so much more!  And of course Santa will be there bringing Christmas Magic to Buford!!  11am - 12pm

See the parade anywhere along Main Street from Tannery Row to South Wilson where the parade goes right through the Festival!!  Food Trucks, artisans, shopping, businesses and fun!! From 12pm - 4pm come enjoy lunch, fried oreos, ice cream, bbq, and so much more!!

See the stage where we will have amazing performers from around Buford!

First 500 attendees get a goody bag - stop by the BBA booth!!

 Titanium Sponsor $1500.00  - SOLD OUT

 (Value $3700++ includes booth, biggest ads and more!)

  •  One Full Page ad in Event Program (value $1000)
  • Logo sponsorship on the front of the Event Program (value $100)
  • Business listed on the Buford Sponsorship Section in Event Program (Value $100)
  • Logo on Direct Mailed Postcards or 1/2 page ad in North Gwinnett Voice (value $500)
  • Digital Web Versions of Sponsor Content for Facebook and other cross Promotions (value $300.00)
  • Digital Proud Sponsor Cross Promotional Marketing Images
  • Logo on all promotional items as possible between registration and event
  • Featured Business Recognition on the BBA Facebook Page (value $100)
  • Featured Company Logo on BBA Facebook Cover Photo (value $50)
  • Your literature/brochures in the Holiday Bag (value $25)
  • Invitation to be a Key Note Speaker at one of the Buford Business Meetings (Jan, Feb or March Afterhours)
  • Sponsorship Recognition on www.visitbuford.com homepage
  • Onstage MC Announcements and 1 (60 Second) Promotion Time on Stage (value $200)
  • Individual Banner Promotion at the Stage (value $100)
  • Premium Booth Location at Event plus electrical if needed (value $110)
  • 1 yr. Membership to BBA (value $100)

Platinum Sponsor $1000

(Value $2300++ includes booth, even bigger ads, awesome benefits and more!)

  • One Half Page ad in Event Program (value $800)
  • Business listed on the Buford Sponsorship Section in Event Program (Value $100)
  • Logo on 5000 Direct Mailed Postcards or 1/2 page at in North Gwinnett Voice (value $500)
  • Digital Web Versions of Sponsor content for Facebook and other cross promotion
  • Digital Proud Sponsor Cross Promotional Marketing Images
  • Featured Business Recognition on the BBA Facebook Page (value $100)
  • Featured Company Logo on BBA Facebook Cover Photo (value $50)
  • Your literature/brochures in the Holiday Bag (value $25)
  • Invitation to be a Key Note Speaker at one of the Buford Business Meetings (Jan, Feb or March Afterhours)
  • Sponsorship Recognition on www.visitbuford.com homepage
  • Onstage MC Announcements and 1 (60 Second) Promotion Time on Stage (value $200)
  • Banner Promotion at the Stage (value $100)
  • Premium Booth Location at Event plus electrical if needed (value $100)

Gold Sponsor    $600

 (Value $1100++ includes booth, bigger ads, great benefits)   

  • One Quarter Page ad in Event Program (value $500). 
  • Business listed on the Buford Sponsorship Section in Event Program (Value $100).
  • Digital Web Versions of Sponsor content for Facebook and other cross promotion
  • Digital Proud Sponsor Cross Promotional Marketing Images
  • Featured Business Recognition on the BBA Facebook Page (value $100)
  • Your literature/brochures in the Holiday Bag (value $25)
  • Sponsorship Recognition on www.visitbuford.com homepage
  • Onstage MC Announcements and 1 (30 Second) Promotion Time on Stage (value $100)
  • Banner Promotion at the Stage (value $100)
  • Booth Location plus electrical access if needed (value $100)

   Silver Sponsor      $300 

(Value $725++ includes booth, ads, good benefits) 

  • One Eighth Page ad in Event Program (value $300). 
  • Business listed on the Buford Sponsorship Section in Event Program (Value $100)
  • Digital Web Versions of Sponsor content for Facebook and other cross promotion
  • Digital Proud Sponsor Cross Promotional Marketing Images 
  • Featured Business Recognition on the BBA Facebook Page (value $100)
  • Your literature/brochures in the Holiday Bag (value $25)
  • Sponsorship Recognition on www.visitbuford.com homepage
  • Onstage MC Announcements of business (value $50)
  • Banner Recognition at the Stage (value $100)
  • Booth Location plus electrical access if needed (value $100)

Friend of the Festival Sponsor $200

(Value $325+ includes booth) 

  •  Business listed on the Buford Sponsorship Section in Community Christmas Publication (Value $100).
  • Banner Recognition at the Stage (value $100)
  • Your literature/brochures in the Holiday Bag (value $25)
  • Booth Location (value $100)

**Sponsorship Deadline 11/10/18 for all advertising benefits! 

There is a link at the bottom of this page to get started:

 Vendor Booths Only

$100 Current BBA Members/$150 Non BBA Members

$200 Food Vendors includes Day Of Permitting with City of Buford

 (add $15 for electrical access - no heaters, fans, high electrical appliances without prior consent)

These approx. 10x10 outdoor spaces are available to sell products or showcase your business.  There is limited electrical accesses (additional fee) and is available on a first come, first served basis through your registration. Tents are encouraged, but not required.  You will receive specific instructions for the vendor set up/break down - times, parking, assistance available... approx. 10 days prior to the event. There is special pricing for BBA members and those who wish to become members.  $50 discount for members (must be member in good standing at the time of registration), $100 for non-members - Electrical Access Additional $15.00 Food Vendors require an additonal permit issued by the City of Buford and must be licensed to provide food for consumption, additional forms will be emailed to you.  All food and beverage items other than wrapped candies must be approved for sale or giveaways.

Parade Participation: NEW LOCATION START THIS YEAR!  BUFORD ARENA

2795 Sawnee Ave, Buford GA 30518

Parade:  $Free to participate, but your registration is required so we can keep you informed of timing and line up instructions. 

Parade participants will line up at the Buford Arena and travel along Sawnee Ave to Main Street then west to South Hill..   The parade will begin promptly at 11 am and we will ask you to arrive in the Arena parking lot from 9:30-10:15 am.    We will be giving awards and recognition to some of the best, most creative and funniest floats/displays, so bring your imagination and spirit to the Parade!

 We look forward to working with you to make this the best BBA Holiday Expo to date.  If you have questions or comments about your registration, special needs, or other organizational assistance, email (preferred) Dannella@OakwoodOccasions.com or call 678-677-3858.

If you have questions concerning a BBA membership, please email the Buford Business Alliance at membership@visitbuford.com