Who is Chow Chow?

We are a community of chefs, makers, artists, farmers, storytellers, and entrepreneurs — an Asheville nonprofit that equitably invests in the enrichment and success of our deep-rooted creative economy through the mission-driven action of preserving, supporting, and celebrating our Southern Appalachian Foodways.

We Welcome You to the Table!

We would love the opportunity to partner with you and your team in the form of a collaborative and mutually beneficial Sponsorship Ticket Package that builds community from the ground up.

We are offering this opportunity to local businesses that are eager to lead their teams to engage more within their larger community — after-all, the best conversations and memories happen around the table!

Gather and build a deeper community and connection with your team in the form of gifting your people Single Day Passes to join us at our Tasting Bazaar at Pack Square either Friday the 8th or Saturday the 9th.

Celebrate with the whole team or give them their own pass to explore and celebrate as they please!

What does each package include?

  • Five (5) General Admission Single Day Passes to either Friday or Saturday’s Tasting Bazaar at Pack Square – Includes all Open-to-Public activations like our Makers Market Tent and Food Truck Rodeo

  • Five (5) Chow Chow Branded Lemon Lapel Pins for your team to enjoy wearing during the festival

  • $250 of each $1000 package is the added cost to the base General Admission (GA) price of the event, which gifts you the perks listed here — any additional tickets you need past your package size (up to 4 additional tickets) will simply be the cost of (1) GA ticket with no additional sponsorship tacked on. Note: Your sponsorship is 100% tax deductible versus buying tickets directly from our site, appropriate documentation will be provided to you at the conclusion of the festival

  • Your logo on Chow Chow’s Website + Community Builder Sponsorship Banner that will be displayed all three days at the Tasting Bazaar at Pack Square (3,000+ guests)…The more tickets you purchase, the larger your logo will be on the banner and the higher up it will be on our website

  • Take a Group Photo and we’ll give your team a Social Shout-Out for participating as a Community Builder Sponsor following the festival

  • ALSO, we’ll provide an additional 10% off code for your team to purchase any other Chow Chow Food + Culture Festival event tickets they desire

Why offer a Community Builder Sponsorship?


It’s a big priority for us to include more folks within our community, pure and simple. Locals standing alongside other locals will discover this festival is NOT just for out-of-towners.  We want to create value for not only you, but for our amazing presenters, so they are actually presenting to people who live in the area in which they live and will patronize their businesses and use their services and become their friends and supporters through a weekend of shared meals and deep connection. That’s building community – that is what your contribution to Chow Chow and your gift to your team does, the value is irrefutable.

Join us at the table!

ALL OF OUR TICKET SALES get directly invested back into our creative economy. We pay our participants financial honorariums that are unmatched in the industry and we continue to prioritize creating an abundance of Pay-What-You-Can options so everyone can join in the celebration! Our mission is to equitably include as much of our community as we possibly can, on a level they themselves choose to participate.  Our sponsors make that all possible, and will continue to make it so that one day ALL of our events become a Pay-What-You-Can celebration, a true festival for all!

Now let’s eat and celebrate our home together…