In 2018, the first year of the Blue Ridge Fiber Fest, the organizers attracted 750 people on Saturday and 325 people on Sunday, to a tiny town in the mountains of Alleghany County. Many of our vendors expressed their desire to "make a vacation of it" next year, because of the beautiful area, the many opportunities for recreation and the hospitality of the townsfolk.
We expect our numbers to grow.
Our committee is getting kudos from vendors and attendees alike for the variety of product offered and the level of care toward our vendors. Ice water and popsicles were a big hit, and provided free of charge at least twice, and sometimes four times a day to keep our vendors cool and hydrated! If you are a local business and you would like to sponsor a treat for our vendors, please get in touch.
If you are a hotel, bed and breakfast, air b'n'b or have other accommodations available, please get in touch. The hotels were full in 2018 and we can only expect to fill up the area accommodations once again in 2019.
Advertising opportunities for local restaurants, hotels, and other services are now available.
The official program guide will be published and made widely available to our visiting public by May 1, 2019. Rates for advertising are as follows: full page (b/w) $200; half page (b/w) $100; business card sized ad (b/w) $50. Please email your digital copy and PayPal your advertising fee to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a volunteer agency and would like to help work with the festival organizers, please get in touch