Area tourism efforts receive funding from the Virginia Tourism Corporation

Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced the award of 259 grants to entities across the Commonwealth to mark National Travel and Tourism Week. The funding comes from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program & Regional Marketing Program Grants

“This funding cycle, local partners will commit more than $12.4 million to match the VTC funding, providing more than $15 million in new marketing activity,” reads a press release sent out on Monday.  

The recipients are:

  • Blue Mountain Barrel House and Organic Brewery in Afton for their Road Trip to Nelson 29 promotion ($5,000)
  • Boars Head Resort for their Winter Wander promotion ($5,000)
  • Center for Independent Documentary Inc in Charlottesville for the La Loba Festival ($5,000)
  • Charlottesville and Albemarle County for the Historic Vines, New Roots promotion ($20,000)
  • Crozet Park for the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival ($10,000)
  • Ix Art Park Foundation for the Cville Arts Winter Weekends / Charlottesville Arts Festival ($10,000)
  • Louisa Chamber of Commerce for Unplug & Play 2.0 ($5,000)
  • Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism for the Happening Around Corner: Louisa County Events / Visit Louisa Mobile App ($24,936)
  • Love Ridge Mountain Lodging of Charlottesville for the launch of the program ($10,000)
  • Nelson County for the Nelson County Dark Skies Trail and the Nelson Winter Market ($20,000)
  • Orange County for the Orange Uncovered promotion ($20,000)
  • Queen City Mischief & Magic in Staunton for the Queen City Mischief & Magic Festival ($16,616)
  • Quirk Charlottesville for their program History, Hiking, and Heritage: A Trip to Charlottesville ($10,000)
  • Southern Revere Cellars LLC for the Land Made promotion ($10,000) 
  • Staunton Augusta Art Center for the Art in the Park promotion ($3,000)
  • Staunton Music Festival for the Staunton Music Festival / BaroqueFest 2022 program ($13,750)
  • Summer Stage LLC for the Summer Stage @ the Blackburn program ($10,000)
  • The Front Porch of Charlottesville for the Boots and Bling Fall Gala ($4,350)
  • Tom Tom Foundation of Charlottesville for the Tom Tom Festival ($10,000)
  • Virginia Festival of the Wheel in Charlottesville ($10,000)
  • Wayne Theatre Alliance in Waynesboro for an Outdoor Production ($10,000)
  • Waynesboro for the Family Friendly Waynesboro program ($20,000)

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