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The 14th Annual Taste of Del Ray

We are thrilled to announce that A TASTE OF DEL RAY is returning to its full, in-person format!

Top area restaurants are slated to participate in the 14th Annual Taste of Del Ray.  The event, named one of Virginia Living Magazine‘s top food festivals in the state, will take place on Sunday, June 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center fields.

Ticket holders will enjoy a wide range of tastes from top Del Ray restaurants and can cast their votes for the People’s Choice award.  A VIP ticket option will also be offered, giving foodies the first bites with early admission at 12 p.m. and a wine tasting until 1 p.m.  Note:  The VIP reception is for individuals 21 and older, IDs will be checked upon entry.  PLEASE BRING YOUR ID to the event — no exceptions will be made.

Hurry and get your tickets — this event has sold out in the past.  Only 500 general admission and 100 VIP tickets will be sold. Tickets can be purchased here.

Taste of Del Ray is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association. 

Register Today

Online registration for the event is just $5, gives you access to an online ballot to cast your vote for the coveted People’s Choice Award. Both the ballot and menu will be sent to the email address registered via Eventbrite. Proceeds from the event will help fund future Del Ray Business Association events.

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Participating Restaurants & Ordering Information

  • All “tastes“ need to be purchased directly from participating restaurants; they will be available
    on their online menus starting Friday, June 4, and through Sunday, June 6.
  • Each restaurant has the option of offering up to three food entries in the competition; all
    entries are available for just $5 each, and will be available from June 4-6. Restaurants also
    have the option to offer VIP cocktail pairings (prices vary), which will not be judged.
  • Tastes are available for dine-in or carry-out, depending on the restaurant’s protocols
  • Special Taste of Del Ray menu items will be available June 4-6 for pick-up or dine-in at the restaurants during their normal operating hours. All restaurants will continue to follow all COVID-19 safety procedures. Please note: if you choose to enjoy your Taste at home, pick-up your order, instead of using third-party delivery services, to maximize the financial benefit to the restaurants.

People’s Choice Award

  • All registrants will receive an online ballot for the People’s Choice Award, to the email used for
    registration. Online voting closes at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 6.
  • The Judge’s Choice and the People’s Choice awards will be announced on Monday, June 7.

Entries

NOTE: This year, all “tastes“ need to be purchased directly from participating restaurants. Links are provided to each of their individual websites; they will be available on their menus from Friday, June 4 to Sunday, June 6. All food entries are specially priced at $5.

Real Estate

First Name Last Name: Bobi & Ellen, Homes of Alexandria Team

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First Name Last Name: Bobi & Ellen, Homes of Alexandria Team

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Bobi, Ellen and Daniela are not only neighborhood experts but also residents. Homes of Alexandria Team of Compass is ranked in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide.

703-927-2213

202 Clifford AvenueAlexandria, VA 22305

homesofalexandria.com

703-927-2213


First Name Last Name: Bobi & Ellen, Homes of Alexandria Team

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Bobi, Ellen and Daniela are not only neighborhood experts but also residents. Homes of Alexandria Team of Compass is ranked in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide.

703-927-2213

202 Clifford AvenueAlexandria, VA 22305

homesofalexandria.com

703-927-2213


First Name Last Name: Bobi & Ellen, Homes of Alexandria Team

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Bobi, Ellen and Daniela are not only neighborhood experts but also residents. Homes of Alexandria Team of Compass is ranked in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide.

703-927-2213

202 Clifford AvenueAlexandria, VA 22305

homesofalexandria.com

703-927-2213


Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you so much for your interest in sponsoring an event in Del Ray — our community events would not be possible with the generous support of our small businesses and neighbors!

Promote your organization through sponsorships for this fun event! These sponsorships help us offset the cost of the event, and to maximize our contributions to this year’s event charity: Neighborhood Health. All sponsors will get their logos posted on the Del Ray Business Association website, will be highlighted on social media, and will be named in programs that go out to each participant (500+ people).

Trolley Sponsor- Entire Side


$750

Trolley Sponsor - Full Side

We are looking for sponsors to help cover the cost of two Trolleys that will transport people along the restaurant route from 1-6:00pm. This will keep people moving safely, draw more people, and encourage greater restaurant participation. $750 sponsorships are full side, first come first serve – Passenger Side, then Drivers Side. $750 Sponsor would be able to hang up to a 3 x 12 banner on the street side and be the sole banner on that side)

Alternatively, there can be a shared side of 2 $400 sponsor will have one 3×6 Banner on the trolley and will share a side.   Two smaller banners will be on the street side of the trolleys.   Street side banners will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Sponsors will also be recognized on advertising materials. Sponsors must provide their own 3’X6’ banner.

Trolley Sponsor- Shared Side


$400

Diamond Sponsor

We are looking for sponsors to help cover the cost of two Trolleys that will transport people along the restaurant route from 1-6:00pm. This will keep people moving safely, draw more people, and encourage greater restaurant participation. There is room for 2 business sponsors on the side of the trolley ($400 sponsor each) . Each business will have one 3×6 Banner on the trolley and will share a side.   Street side banners will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Sponsors will also be recognized on advertising materials. Sponsors must provide their own 3’X6’ banner

Stage Sponsorship


$1250

Stage Sponsorship

This Stage Sponsorship is for the stage at the Halloween Parade 2022. Your company banner will be placed out on the stage and you will be listed on the Sponsor Board.

Banner Fence Sponsorship


$500

Banner Fence Sponsorship

This sponsorship allows you to hang your banner on the fence where the Halloween Parade ends at the Mount Vernon Rec Center and where the judging takes place. You will also be listed on the Sponsor Board.

Safety Brigade/Barricade Sponsorship


$100

Safety Brigade/Barricade Sponsorship

Show off your business on a street barricade along the parade route on Mt. Vernon Ave for 7,500 participants to see. We will print your sign with your name. Sorry- no logo. Please state what you would like printed when completing your purchase.

Business Happy Hour Sponsor


$500

Business Happy Hour Sponsor

DRBA Business members are invited to be a sponsor of the quarterly Cocktails & Connections networking happy hour series for members. The presenting sponsor will be announced on media and marketing materials, are provided an opportunity to speak briefly at the event, hand out materials, and are able to bring up to 5 team members.  All sponsors are asked to provide one raffle giveaway to members.  Thank you for your sponsorship!

DRBA Member Happy Hour Ticket


$10

DRBA Member Happy Hour Ticket

This ticket for Cocktails and Connections is for active DRBA members. It provides you with two drinks tickets from the drink menu and some appetizer bites. Please feel free to bring your marketing materials to share with others!

Prospective Member Happy Hour Ticket


$15

Prospective Member Happy Hour Ticket

Interested in learning about the DRBA and possibly joining? Join us for our happy hour and receive 2 drink tickets and some appetizers. We look forward to you joining us.

 

Community Yard Sign $100


$100

Turkey Trot Yard Sign

Turkey Trot Community Sponsor $100 

The Turkey Trot team will plant a “I Support the Turkey Trot” sign in your yard the week before the race for all the runners and your neighbors to see. And we will pick it up after the race so you don’t even have to do that!

Alexandria’s Turkey Trot is the region’s premier Thanksgiving Day road race, with 5000 runners expected from the DC metro area and beyond. A few key benefits of sponsorship:

    • Reinforces your brand within the local community
    • Increases the visibility of your company’s products and services
    • Supports our local business community
    • 30,000+ individuals will be contacted
    • 5,000 are expected to participate and hundreds will be spectators
    • Thousands will wear the official shirt for years
    • Drives cash and food donations for ALIVE!
    • All are welcome including dogs and strollers

Finisher Sponsor


$250

Finisher Sponsor

This sponsorship is available for businesses.

“Finisher” Sponsor ($250)

  • Banner at race course start & finish area
  • Logo and link on sponsor page Turkey Trot site
  • Name on commemorative Turkey Trot shirt
  • Special offers in virtual race packet

 

Winner Sponsor


$500

Winner Sponsor

This sponsorship is open to businesses.

“Winner” Sponsor ($500)

  • Banner at race course start & finish area
  • Logo and link on sponsor page Turkey Trot site
  • Name on commemorative Turkey Trot shirt
  • Special offers in virtual race packet
  • Listed in the press release

Roll With Baby Sponsor


$1500

Roll With Baby Sponsor

This sponsorship is open a business.

“Roll with It Baby” Stroller Sponsor ($1500) 

  • Banner at race course start & finish area
  • Logo and link on the main page of the Turkey Trot site
  • Logo featured in race course description and map
  • Products and services featured in email to registrants
  • Logo on commemorative Turkey Trot shirt
  • Special offers in virtual race packet
  • Listed in the press release

Tails Wagging Dog Sponsor


$1500

Tails Wagging Dog Sponsor

“Tails Wagging” Dog Sponsor ($1,500) 

  • Banner at race course start & finish area
  • Logo and link on the main page of the Turkey Trot site
  • Logo featured in race course description and map
  • Products and services featured in email to registrants
  • Logo on commemorative Turkey Trot shirt
  • Special offers in virtual race packet
  • Listed in the press release

 

Halloween Pumpkin Sponsors (2)


$1000

Halloween Pumpkin Sponsors (2)

Business Sponsorships Available: $1000 (2)

This year, instead of goodie-bags, we are excited to be giving away little pumpkins to the first 2000 children marching in the parade! There are two business sponsorships available and each business will have the opportunity to hang their banner  prominently on the fence behind the table where pumpkins are being handed out at the field. Each business sponsor will also be highlighted on social media (over 10K followers).

Candy Cane Cup Sponsor


$500

Candy Cane Cup Sponsor

Your one-color logo (white) will appear on the cups handed out to 250+  participants! Two sponsorships are available for cups. Your business will be featured on our website, social media, and in the printed guide given to participants. Your logo must be available in vector format, preferably single color.

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Restaurant Registration


$100

Restaurant Registration

Each restaurant must pay a $100 Registration fee to participate in the Annual Candy Cane Bar Crawl.

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Dog Fest Vendor — Non-DRBA Member


$125

Dog Fest Vendor — Non-DRBA Member

The cost for Non-DRBA members is: $125.00. Interested in becoming a member? Check out www.visitdelray.com

To Participate As A Vendor You Must:

    • Have a dog related product or service as a regular offering for your business that you will highlight during the event.
    • Restaurants can create a bite sized menu item for the dogs to taste if they don’t regularly have a dog item on their menu.
    • Restaurants & Treat Makers must submit their dog menu taste item by 3/15/23 to [email protected] for [print material).
      • Ingredient list for tastes must be visible at your boot
      • All food items need to be packaged or pre-made
    • Provide your own 10 x 10 tent, tables and chairs and be present during the entire event 11am-3pm.     Please note there will be no access to electricity or water at the event.
    • All vendors are required to have the correct certifications, licenses, insurance coverages and/or permits for their activities at their booth and/or establishment.
    • All vendors are required to provide a certificate of insurance naming the Del Ray Business Association as additional insured under their general liability policy prior to the event.
    • If your business requires a health permit, please send a copy to [email protected].
    • Vendors can begin set up 2 hours prior to the event and must be completely set up no later than 10:45am.
    • Vendors will have 1 hour to break down after the event is over and can not begin earlier than 3pm.
    •  Identify a point person for contact regarding ongoing Dog Fest communications.
    • Provide your logo, preferably in vector format (.eps or .ai) for use on marketing materials.

*Purchasing this vendor spot is certifying that I am agreeing to meeting all of the requirements listed above.

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Dog Fest Pet Relief Area Sponsors


$1000

Dog Fest Pet Relief Area Sponsors

• Logo displayed on signs designating Potty Stations for dogs throughout the event space.

• Logo on marketing materials related to the event.

• 6′ x 3′ banner displayed in event space. Sponsor must provide their own banner.
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Dog Fest Porto-John Sponsors


$200

Dog Fest Porto-John Sponsors

• Logo displayed on signs designating Portable Bathroom Stations for humans throughout the event space.
• Logo on marketing materials related to the event.

Dog Fest Barricade Sponsors


$100

Dog Fest Barricade Sponsors

• 6′ x 3′ banner displayed on barricade in event space. Sponsor must provide their own banner.

Dog Fest Furiend Of the Festival


$50

Dog Fest Furiend Of the Festival

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Vendor Fee


$25

Vendor Fee

The vendor fee for this event is $25.00 to participate. You must have an active membership with Del Ray Business Association to participate.

Corn Hole Tournament- 2 Person Team


$25

Corn Hole Tournament- 2 Person Team

Competitive Hot Dog Eating Contest


$20

Competitive Hot Dog Eating Contest

Water Bottle Sponsorships (2)


$500

Water Bottle Sponsorships (2)

Your one-color logo will appear on the cups handed out to 300 participants along with the Event Sponsor. (Total 2 listed sponsors).  Sponsors will also be recognized on the event and on social media.Your logo must be available in vector format.

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THE “FIELD” STAGE SPONSORSHIP


$750

THE “FIELD” STAGE SPONSORSHIP

The “Field” lot next to Gustavo’s Brassiere) will be a musical stage area featuring two live musical acts throughout the entire crawl. The Sponsor is eligible to hang their promotional banner at the venue for the entire event time (1-6pm). Sponsors must provide their own banner (2×4 or 3×6).

B& B FAMILY ZONE AT PAT MILLER SQUARE


$1000

B& B FAMILY ZONE AT PAT MILLER SQUARE

There will be an alcohol-free family zone that will feature the Friends of Duncan LIbrary Tent, children’s activities, story-time, photo booth, and two different local musicians. The Sponsor is  eligible to hang their promotional banner at the venue for the entire event time (1-6pm). Sponsors must provide their own banner (2×4 or 3×6). Sponsors will be given recognition on social media and on event programs. You must provide a logo (Preferably Vector). 2 Complimentary Crawl Tickets are included with this sponsorship.

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Friends of Bar Crawl


$25

Friends of Bar Crawl

This sponsorship is for businesses or citizens who are supportive of this popular fundraising event and/or the Community Lodging & Mother of Light. Friends will be printed on a sign that will be featured at Pat Miller Square in the family zone and will be given a shout on social media

B&B Port-A-John Sponsor


$50

B&B Port-A-John Sponsor

Sponsor one of the necessary Port-A-Johns on a crawl day. Your logo and a funny saying (optional) will be printed on a 8×11 sign that will be mounted to the front of the mobile bathroom unit. Sponsors will be recognized on social media. 

 

2023 Halloween Stage Sponsorship


$1500

Stage Sponsorship

Your company banner will be placed out on the main stage at the 2023 Del Ray Halloween Parade.

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2023 Halloween Fence Sponsorship


$500

2023 Halloween Fence Sponsorship

This sponsorship allows you to hang your banner on the fence where the Halloween Parade ends at the Mount Vernon Rec Center and where the judging takes place.

2023 Halloween Safety Brigade/Barricade Sponsorship


$100

Safety Brigade/Barricade Sponsorship

Show off your business on a street barricade along the parade route on Mt. Vernon Ave for 7,500 participants to see. We will print your sign with your name. Sorry- no logo. Please state what you would like printed when completing your purchase.

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2024 Dog Fest Stage & Entertainment Sponsor


$4250

2024 Dog Fest Stage & Entertainment Sponsor

• Logo on marketing materials related to the event.
• 10 x 10 tent space during the event (must provide own table, tent, chairs, weights etc)
• 6′ x 3′ ; banner prominently displayed on main stage. Sponsor must provide their own banner.
• A social media reel dedicated to your participation in the event
• 4 VIP tickets to the event

2024 Dog Fest Luring Course Sponsor


$3500

2024 Dog Fest Luring Course Sponsor

• Logo on marketing materials related to the event.
• 10 x 10 tent space during the event (must provide own table, tent, chairs, weights etc)
• 6′ x 3′ banner prominently displayed at Luring Course Area. Sponsor must provide their own banner.
• A social media reel dedicated to your participation in the event
• 4 VIP tickets to the event
Note: This sponsorship may be split to two sponsors at $2,500 each – email [email protected] for more information

2024 Dog Fest Off-Leash Puppy Playground Sponsor


$3000

2024 Dog Fest Off-Leash Puppy Playground Sponsor

• Logo on marketing materials related to the event.
• 10 x 10 tent space during the event (must provide own table, tent, chairs, weights etc)
• 6’x3′ banner prominently displayed at Off Leash area. Sponsor must provide their own banner.
• A social media reel dedicated to your participation in the event
• 4 VIP tickets to the event
Note: This sponsorship may be split to two sponsors at $2,500 each – email [email protected] for more information

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2024 Dog Fest Pet Relief Area Sponsors


$250

2024 Dog Fest Pet Relief Area Sponsors

• Logo displayed on signs designating Pet Relief Areas for dogs throughout the event space.
Six sponsorships available

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2024 Dog Fest Barricade Sponsors


$100

2024 Dog Fest Barricade Sponsors

• 6’x3′; banner displayed in event space. Sponsor must provide their own banner.
10 sponsorships available

2024 Dog Fest Furiend Of the Festival


$50

2024 Dog Fest Furiend Of the Festival

2024 Yappy Hour Restaurant Participant


$50

2024 Yappy Hour Restaurant Participant

— Your restaurant MUST have a dog-friendly space
— Must have the capacity to handle a larger crowd in your dog-friendly area
— Must be open the full event time (3pm-6pm) and appropriately staffed
— Must provide at least one special (food or drink) during the event
— Must be a DRBA member

2024 Dog Fest Rescue Row Participant


$50

2024 Dog Fest Rescue Row Participant

— Space is limited to eight rescue organizations, first-come, first-served
— Please email [email protected] to confirm if you will have adoptable animals present

2024 Dog Fest Vendor — DRBA Member


$100

2024 Dog Fest Vendor — DRBA Member

NOTE: This event is centered around activities people and do with or for their dogs. Please plan an activity for your tent — we can help you plan one if needed!

2024 Dog Fest Vendor — Non-DRBA Member


$200

2024 Dog Fest Vendor — Non-DRBA Member

NOTE: This event is centered around activities people and do with or for their dogs. Please plan an activity for your tent — we can help you plan one if needed!

Vendor DRBA Member (For Profit)


$99

Vendor DRBA Member (For Profit)

Vendor DRBA Member (Non-Profit)


$75

Vendor DRBA Member (Non-Profit)

Vendor (For Profit)/Non DRBA MEMBER


$150

Vendor (For Profit)/Non DRBA MEMBER

Vendor (Non Profit)/Non DRBA Member


$125

Vendor (Non Profit)/Non DRBA Member

B & B Swag Bag Sponsor


$250

B & B Swag Bag Sponsor

Custom printed drawstring backpack swag bags will be given out to 250 participants at the bar crawl and will be filled with local goods and other swag. Sponsors will be featured on each swag bag, in the event program, and will be recognized on social media. You must have Provide a log (preferably vector) 

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B & B Cup Sponsor


$500

B & B Cup Sponsor

Your one-color logo (white) will appear on the Koozies handed out to 300 participants! Two sponsorships are available. 2 logos will appear on one cup. Your business will be featured on our website, social media, and in the printed guide given to participants. Your logo must be available in vector format.

B & B Nest Lot Sponsorship


$500

B & B Nest Lot Sponsorship

The “Nest” Parking lot (next to Los Tios) will be a musical stage area featuring two live musical acts throughout the entire crawl. The Sponsor is  eligible to hang their promotional banner at the venue for the entire event time (1-6pm). Sponsors must provide their own banner (2×4 or 3×6). Sponsors will be given recognition on social media and on event programs. You must provide a logo (Preferably Vector).  2 Complimentary Crawl Tickets are included with this sponsorship.

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B & B T-Shirts & Tank Sponsors


$300

B & B T-Shirts & Tank Sponsors

There will be collectors bar crawl t-shirts and tanks worn by all volunteers and sold to the public at the event. T-shirt sponsor logos will be featured on the back of the shirt in addition to the presenting sponsor in one solid color.. You must have your logo available in vector format. 

B & B Koozie Sponsorships


B & B Koozie Sponsorships

Your one-color logo (white) will appear on the Koozies handed out to 300  participants! Two sponsorships are available for Koozies/one logo per Koozie. First Sponsor: 300 Koozies; 2nd Sponsor: 300 Koozies (Total 600 distributed). Your business will be featured on our website, social media, and in the printed guide given to participants. Your logo must be available in vector format.