Original Article Published on Vadmo.org.
Spotsylvania, Va. –May 28, 2019 – Spotsylvania County’s Department of Economic Development & Tourism and The Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (VADMO), an association supporting destination marketing organizations and the development of tourism and travel professionals in Virginia, announced the winners of the 2018 VIRGO Awards at their Tourism Symposium held at the Virginian Hotel in Lynchburg, Virginia on April 28-30, 2019.
Spotsylvania Tourism was announced as a VIRGO winner this year for their entry in the Niche Tourism for the Spotsy Arts Festival 2018. This marks the fifth time Spotsylvania has taken home this award, designating the county as a place known for unique events.
The VIRGO Awards, now in their tenth year, celebrate the success of destination marketing organizations along with their respective staff members and volunteers. Theresa Earles, Tourism Development Manager with Suffolk Tourism, presented the VIRGO Awards on behalf of VADMO, and said “For 10 years VADMO has been honoring the best and brightest stars in Virginia’s tourism industry. We see continuous innovation and success in our members’ marketing initiatives, destination events, and professional accomplishments. The VIRGO Awards showcase the consistent talent and dedication of VADMO’s members. While it is a competition, it offers an excellent opportunity for statewide recognition, as well as peer assessment for our destination marketing organizations.”
Judges for the awards were industry peers.
Submissions were evaluated on the quality of the submission, economic efficiency, and the economic or community impact. The awards were for projects, campaigns, and efforts completed between January 2018 and December 2018.
Other category winners of the VADMO VIRGO are posted on the VADMO website, www.vadmo.org.
The Spotsylvania Department of Economic Development and Tourism promotes local events and encourages learning more about Spotsylvania County’s places of interest by visiting the tourism website at https://visitspotsy.com/.
For additional information about the Spotsy Arts Festival, visit their website at https://www.spotsyartsfestival.com or follow them on Facebook @SpotsyArtsFestival
Contact: Debbie Aylor at email@example.com or 540-507-7090 or Janice Jones 703-887-2878 or SAF@SpotsyArtsFestival.com
April 10 – 11, 2021
August 14 – 15, 2021
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Countdown to the 2021 Festival:
As the global pandemic is still sparking cancellations of large public gatherings we decided that we must cancel the 2020 Spotsy Arts Festival for the safety of everyone. The good news is that in 2021 we will host two Art Festivals! The first festival will be on April 10th and 11th and the second festival will be on August 14th and 15th. Please mark your calendars as we know you will want to see your favorite artists and artisans at both Festivals.