The Friends of Southwest Virginia hosted a tourism awards ceremony to honor tourism organizations, tourism and economic development, individuals, and tourism-related businesses in Southwest Virginia. Patrick County entities were lucky to receive awards in all three of the categories, according to a press release.
For awards in Excellence in Tourism, Patrick County Tourism won for Best Print Ad for their Our State magazine ad featuring trails. The tourism department also won the award for Best Long Video (more than 60 seconds). In the category of Excellence in Tourism Partners, Front Porch Fest won the Outstanding Festival of the Year with fewer than 10,000 in attendance. Pickle & Ash Restaurant won Outstanding New Tourism Business of the Year. In the category of Excellence in Tourism Leadership, the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce won Outstanding Tourism Partner of the Year.
Congratulations to all the winners across Southwest Virginia, but especially to those Patrick County entries.