Middletown shares tourism grants with the entire valley

Middletown announced that they are to receive a grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

Middletown is the only Frederick County community outside the City of Winchester to receive a grant this year.

The $4,500 grant is to support the annual 4th of July celebration and to help promote the town and local businesses.

This is part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s kick off of National Travel and Tourism week.

In all over $3 million have been awarded to almost 270 tourism programs across Virginia according to Governor Glenn Youngkin.

Clarke County has received over $12,000 with Page County and Luray collectively sharing over $58,000.

Various projects in Shenandoah County including the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival will share $50,700.

Warren County’s Appaloosa Festival will receive over $20,000.

Shenandoah Apple Blossom will share a portion of $48,556 with the city of Winchester for tourism.

A list of all the funds distributed including a breakdown of recipients is found here.

The funds are designed to leverage local marketing dollars with matching state funds to increase visitation and travel spending through 2025.

In this funding cycle local partners will commit more than $9 million for a combined total of over $12 million in promotion and event production.

Another round of funds will be awarded for fall and winter events later this summer.

Information on additional funding and details is available here.

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News Maker Dan Fedoryka on Appaloosa Festival

The Appaloosa Festival starts Fri. Aug. 13 at Skyline Ranch Resort Front Royal.

The festival is a 3 day music festival with early bird tickets available now.

We spoke with the coordinator of the event Dan Fedoryka about the festival.

Dan tells us about the bands and what to expect at the festival this year.

Here is Dan’s interview.

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