Orange County Insight June 2022

Economic Development Will Select Three Local Home Businesses to Showcase at Montpelier Hunt Races

By: Orange County Communications Department

Orange County Economic Development and Tourism's Locally Made Market offers fantastic exposure for local businesses at one (1) of Orange County ’ s most prominent annual events, the Montpelier Hunt Races! Economic Development Director, Rose Deal, noted “ Last year ’ s vendors were extremely pleased with

the exposure that the Vendor Village provided them. ” To build on that success and help encourage local entrepreneurship, the Office of Economic Development and Tourism is again offering the chance for local home businesses to jockey for a position at their second annual Locally Made Market. Three (3) businesses will be selected to receive a six (6) foot table to showcase their offerings at the event, as well as a vendor parking pass and three (3) general admission tickets to the Montpelier Hunt Races. The 87th running of the races will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022. To qualify for selection, entrants must be a registered home - based business situated within Orange County, current on all business and/or personal property taxes. Interested businesses must operate within one (1) of the following market segments: art, clothing, craft, jewelry, consumer products, or food and beverage. Please note that food carts and food trucks are not eligible within these categories, nor are timeshare or direct seller businesses (such as Tupperware, Mary Kay, Beauty Counter, etc.). The application process will require the submission of a brief presentation (Word or PowerPoint format) about the business, as well as completion of the application document. Completed applications should be submitted via email to, or mail to Orange County Economic Development, P.O. Box 111, Orange, VA 22960. Packets must be received by close of business on Friday, July 29, 2022. Businesses with questions, or that require assistance completing their applications, are encouraged to call the Office of Economic Development and Tourism at (540) 672 - 1238. Business will be notified regarding their selection status on or about Monday, August 8, 2022.

Last year ’ s shared vendor tent at the Locally Made Market offered excellent exposure for some of our local home businesses.

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