Floyd Artisan Trail Participant Applications and Information

The Floyd Artisan Trail is a tour of artisans, farms, galleries and more throughout Floyd County.  The tour dates for this year are Friday through Sunday, June 8-10, 2018.

Anyone interested in being represented on the tour as a stop or a sponsor is asked to fill out the application and return it with payment by Wednesday, March 7, 2018 to the Floyd Center for the Arts.  

2018 Floyd Artisan Trail Application Here

2018 June Tour: Friday, June 8 – Sunday, June 10, 2018

Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm

The June Tour is a 3-day tour featuring sites across Floyd County area with activities at artisan home studios; galleries and shops; wineries; farms and farm markets; and restaurant and lodging sites. Site activities include the sales and exhibit of fine art, hand-craft and farm products; classes and demonstrations, and talks at sites throughout the county. Retail sites must sell or promote local hand-craft, art or agricultural products.

2018 Timeline/ Deadlines

  • March 7  Deadline Extended!  Applications Now Due by March 14! Participant application and payment deadline.
  • March 16 – Photos and text from participants.
  • Early April – Trail Tour Guide ready for distribution
  • End of May/ Early June – Heavy NPR advertising/Print Ads/Facebook Ad Campaign
  • June 8-10 – Floyd Artisan Trail June Tour

Guidelines for Participants

  • Participants must be linked to local art, hand-craft or agriculture in what you promote, sell or create.
  • Restaurants and lodging sites must reflect a local cultural aspect.
  • Must be open all hours of June Artisan Trail Tour: Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10.
  • Fee: $150. For June tour, all-season marketing, potential fall or other activities. ($75 Additional fee to be listed more than once as a sight in another site category.
  • Must be located in Floyd County, or by special request approved by committee.
  • Site is responsible for own business issues- liability insurance, sales tax collection.

                                 (There are no county business license requirements of trail sites)

  • 2-Wheel drive accessible site. Visitor friendly, signage if home site.
  • Participate actively in this event and it’s promotion!
  • Participate in gathering information from visitors and in evaluation of project to help us assess best marketing strategies and provide data for sponsors/supporters.
  • OPTIONAL: Floyd Artisan Trail Tour Committee. Join us!

Marketing Components (examples, not total list)

  • Website: floydartisantrail.org
  • Print Artisan Trail Brochure with map and contact information good all year.
  • Facebook Page with active posts and a Facebook Ad Campaign leading up to the June Tour.
  • Print ads
  • Public Radio – Roanoke & NC
  • Other social networking
  • Partnered & free marketing


To learn more about the tour, visit www.FloydArtisanTrail.org

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