VERONA, VA – Augusta County Tourism is pleased to announce $10,000 in grant funds will be awarded to four local tourism partners in Augusta County. As part of the Augusta County 2017-2018 Tourism Grant Program, the grants support and enhance tourism efforts within Augusta County. To be eligible for this round of awards, programs must occur between August 1st, 2017 and May 31, 2018.
Possible eligible programs included events, fairs/festivals, marketing and social media applications, design and printing services as well as other projects promoting the Augusta County tourism industry. Applications were evaluated based on the viability of bringing in visitors from outside the region (defined as visitors from 50 miles and beyond), the possibility of encouraging off-peak travel, the strength of marketing and promotional plan, creativity and partnerships with and promotion of other Augusta County businesses. Grants will be used to fund new initiatives or new marketing and promotion efforts for existing projects.
Awardees are White’s Wayside, Stable Craft Brewing, Jam Fish Music Festival, and Red Wing Roots Music Festival. “Augusta County was extremely impressed by this year’s applications for the tourism grant program,” said Tracy Pyles, Chair of the Board of Supervisors. “The award winners have strong potential to promote other tourism partners in the county, as well as attract new tourists to our area.”
Details on the grants are below:
Program/Organization Grant Award
Jam Fish Music Festival $1,500
Red Wing Roots Music Festival by Black Bear Productions $2,500
Flight Sessions- Road Races by Stable Craft Brewing $3,000
Enhanced Marketing Efforts at White’s Wayside $3,000
Augusta County Tourism hopes to continue the tourism grant program in 2018-2019. Look for updates pertaining to next year’s program in spring 2018.
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Augusta County Economic Development Contact: Amanda Glover, Director
Phone: (540) 245-5619 (office)