Thanks to our Sponsors
Kempenfest would not be a success without our corporate sponsors. Their generous support allows us to offer outstanding entertainment without charging any admission fees for the event. Show these sponsors you appreciate their community-mindedness by supporting them too.
For more information on becoming a Kempenfest Sponsor email our sponsorship coordinator Tom Aikins
OLG (Ontario Lottery & Gaming) has once again chosen Kempenfest as one of their major festivals to support this year. Our OLG Main Stage line-up is complete and will be announced on May 24 – it will be another great year of Canadian Talent. It will kick off Friday night with a great party featuring one of Canada’s greatest super groups touring these days. Saturday will be Rock day. Sunday will be Country. And Monday continues to be our Oldies day. So something for just about everyone’s taste. Thank you to OLG for their ongoing generous support.
Napoleon returns this year as a major partner, and we are very pleased to have them on board. Stop by their mobile showroom now on the South Shore near the main stage. See their line-up of fireplaces and grills. Pick up some great BBQ accessories and supplies. Win some prizes from KICX-FM and THE DOCK-FM who will be broadcasting live from the Napoleon Pavilion.
We are pleased to welcome our new exclusive Hot Tub supplier to Kempenfest. As their logo suggests, there is only one and you will find them in Centennial Park with a massive display of hot tubs and amazing deals to get you into the hot tub life you have always wanted.
We’d like to welcome back Curtis Goddard as the exclusive realty sponsor of Kempenfest 2018. Curtis and his team at Re/Max Realty ensure your home buying or selling experience is complete with “no worries”. Whether you are looking for help finding that perfect home, or you want top dollar for your existing home, Curtis is the one and only stop you need to make.
Kempenfest is pleased to welcome two of Barrie’s greatest car dealers to this year’s event. Mercedes Benz Barrie and Barrie Subaru will be displaying some of their most popular models at Kempenfest in their booths in Tiffin Boat Launch. Their support of Kempenfest includes supplying us with a Mercedes Sprinter to use for transporting our bands around. Transportation by Mercedes? Only the best for our Canadian iconic musicians.
Returning again this year is Mercer Outdoor Equipment. Check out their book near the main stage for all the latest in outdoor and garden equipment from trimmers to tractors, Mercer can help you with any needs you may have for keeping your yard the envy of the neighbourhood.
Kempenfest is excited to welcome Ontario Turkey to this year’s event. Ontario Turkey represents over 179 turkey farmers in Ontario. Visit their food trailer on the South Shore across from the OLG Main Stage, try a complimentary sample and take a selfie with their mascot, Wishbone. Share a picture on social media using the hashtag #TurkeyONTour for your chance to win great prizes!
Tim Hortons has join us this year to sponsor our all new Tim Hortons Family Centre. Filled with lots of free activities for kids including helping us paint a giant mural, or pick a bird house to paint and decorate, get your face painted, take in a demonstration of gymnastics, grab a bite to eat, or take advantage of our private nursing tent. There’s also some activities with a small fee attached.
Jack is Back! Jack Astor’s will be at Kempenfest again this year. Wondering what they will be sampling this year? Well check out their booth in the Tiffin Launch. And be sure to stop by the restaurant on Mapleview Drive in the south end for some of the best eats in Barrie.
Robertson Amusements is our official supplier of fun at Kempenfest. Their traveling theme park has an accident-free record in Canada, and features some of the biggest and best rides around, including the new Drop Zone.
Telus returns to Kempenfest this year with their popular mobile trailer located adjacent to our new RBC Indie Stage, overlooking the beautiful Centennial Beach and Kempenfelt Bay. Stop by and check out the latest in mobile technology on Canada’s largest and fastest network.
KICX-FM is one of our Official Radio Stations of Kempenfest 2018. They are also a major entertainment sponsor through their presentation of KICX DAY on Sunday at the Main Stage. Lots of fun and excitement and great music on stage all night long.
The Dock joins us again this year as one of our entertainment sponsors and official Radio Station of Kempenfest. They are presenting our Kick Off Party on Friday night with an amazing band – one of the hottest dance bands in Ontario. Details to come shortly.
Rock 95 sponsors our Saturday Rock music at the Main Stage. Our headliner for Saturday night is none other than BIG SUGAR! Multi Platinum and Gold Record producers, Big Sugar is sure to rock the house. Stay Tuned!
KOOL FM joins us this year as a main stage sponsor of our Monday Oldies shows featuring The Dreamboats. Monday is much like a homecoming at Kempenfest — you’ll be sure to see old friends you haven’t seen for ages, and perhaps even make some new friends.
Indie 88 has partnered with Kempenfest this year to help us with our new RBC Indie Stage. Indie 88 is the only place to get new music from today’s new independent artists and we have a great line up of new bands to showcase courtesy of Indie 88.
TICKETPRO joins us again this year as our official ticket supplier. If you purchased tickets last year through ticketpro.ca you will get an advance window to purchase tickets for this year prior to going on sale to the public. Watch for your email from them prior to June 1.
Georgian Chevrolet continue with their sponsorship of Kempenfest through the supply of the GMC Terrain you see driving around town with the Kempenfest logo plastered on the side. You’ll also see their Yukon’s at the event helping us deliver people and things where needed. DealerRater.ca has awarded Georgian Chevrolet as the top dealer in Ontario for three brands – Chevrolet, Buick and GMC.
When Kempenfest partnered with Georgian Buick GMC to supply us with a new GMC Terrain, we knew we need the best graphics company in Barrie to wrap it up so we could be noticed by everyone. See Eminent and their work on display in the Tiffin Launch all weekend long.
For many years Kempenfest has partnered with the great folks at the Residence & Conference Centre (formerly known as Georgian Summer Suites). RCC offers affordable summer accommodations in two bedroom suites with kitchenette and bathroom right beside the Georgian College campus.
Fox’s Bakery and Deli have returned to Kempenfest this year not only as a sponsor, but as a supplier to most of our food and beverage operators, delivering freshly baked buns to the site each day. So you know that juicy burger or hot dog is surrounded by the best freshly baked bun we can find. We trust them so much, Fox’s is also our back stage supplier to our hungry performers.
Join us as a Kempenfest Sponsor and benefit from a comprehensive multi-media campaign designed to deliver real impact for your business. You’ll benefit from the following:
• exposure to over one million consumers through our TV, Radio, Newspaper, Poster, Website, Mobile App and Kempenfest Guide
• exposure to over a quarter-million visitors to Kempenfest through banners, display space for your company, and live announcements on stage during the entertainment segments