When does The Great Festival Chase start?
Our tour begins on National Tequila Day, July 24th, as we depart from Texas and make our way to Mammoth Lakes, California. It’s a 1600 mile drive just to get to our starting point and our driver (Lisa) needs breaks.
Can I still get in on this tour?
YES! We need to depart Texas earlier this year in order to make it to the Mammoth Margarita Festival in Early August, but you still have time to get on board.
The tour information page & pricing is available here:
If you’re interested in a lot more exposure to get your brand on the tip of every agave spirit lover’s tongue, Brands of Promise Nominees from this year, and any previous years, are also qualified for our Influencer Marketing Package (which includes the 2018 Tour). Details can be found here:
How long do I have to decide?
If you choose to tour with us, we will need to know by June 15 and receive payment and 2 bottles of each expression by July 1.
How much does the tour cost?
The total cost to you for each expression that you would like to go on this tour is only $500.
In addition to exposure at these shows, sponsors will receive a ridiculous amount of social media posts on behalf of Tequila Aficionado, on all of our social networks, to promote their brands. You can find the complete list of posts and items that we will be providing to all of our sponsor brands – for each expression – at http://bit.ly/greatfestchase.
Are you pouring at all of these shows?
No. We will only be pouring at the El Cholo event. If we were pouring at each event, we’d need to carry a lot more booze and our RV just isn’t that big.
Will I get exposure at all of these shows?
In early August the first stop on our tour will be the Mammoth Margarita Festival. While we aren’t pouring there, we will be auditioning tasters for Tequila Aficionado and using sponsor brands for those tastings.
Our next stop will be in Monterey where we will do a series of interviews at the Monterey Bay Tequila and Cuisine event. Sponsor brands will get exposure there by product placement in the videos.
Lastly, we will finish the tour at El Cholo in Pasadena at the end of October, where we will be pouring sponsor brands.
If you’re available, the Mammoth Margarita Festival, Monterey or El Cholo will be great venues for interviews for our Open Bar show. Please email Lisa@TequilaAficionado.com to let us know the most convenient venue to meet up.
Also, if you’d like to represent your brand at the El Cholo VIP tasting, we’d love to have you there. (See below for details.)
What if I want to pour at Mammoth Margarita Festival?
Let us know and we’ll put you in contact with the organizers.
What if I want to pour & enter at Monterey Bay Tequila and Cuisine?
In order to participate in the blind tasting competition, exhibitor must have entry form and fee paid and submitted, no later than Friday, August 17th.
Blind tasting competition: Each exhibitor will be given one entry of one expression, either blanco or reposado to be entered in the blind tasting at no cost. MBTC organizers will purchase the expression online. For additional expressions to be entered, MBTC team will purchase online, however, exhibitor is responsible for cost of purchase.
Great! As a tour sponsor, your brand is already participating in and will be poured during the VIP Hour at El Cholo. If you or a representative of your brand would like to do the pouring and be available to discuss your brand with the VIPs, we’d love to have you there! Please email Lisa@TequilaAficionado.com and let her know you’ll be there.
How do I get Tickets for Each Event?
Mammoth: Buy Tickets Here.
Monterey: Buy Tickets Here.
El Cholo: Buy Tickets Here.
Can I just wait until next year?
You can, but our tour locations and itineraries change every year and you’ll miss out on the massive exposure these three big events on this year’s tour will bring to your brand.